My Lai
First Edition   ©1998

My Lai

A Brief History with Documents

James S. Olson (Sam Houston State University) , Randy Roberts (Purdue University)

  • ISBN-10: 0-312-14227-7; ISBN-13: 978-0-312-14227-8; Format: Paper Text

The massacre at My Lai on March 16, 1968 continues to haunt students of the Vietnam War as a moment that challenges notions of American virtue. James Olson and Randy Roberts have combed unpublished testimony and gather a collection of eyewitness accounts from those who were at My Lai and reports from those who investigated the incident and its cover-up.
"My Lai impresses me both with the editors’ exhaustive and extensive efforts to document the…massacre and its implications and, especially, with the superb introduction — one of the most graceful and potent pieces of historical writing I have come across in recent years. This volume will certainly make a valuable contribution to…modern U.S. history."
— Bruce J. Schulman, Boston University