Nick Turse

Published in 1972, Frances FitzGerald’s Fire in the Lake won a Pulitzer Prize, a National Book Award, and the Bancroft Prize.  Since then, its been indispensable reading for those seeking to understand the Vietnam War.  As such, I can’t help but share FitzGerald’s blurb for my next book, Kill Anything That Moves: The Real American War in Vietnam.  I’m thoroughly humbled.

“Meticulously researched, Kill Anything That Moves is the most comprehensive account to date of the war crimes committed by U.S. forces in Vietnam and the efforts made at the highest levels of the military to cover them up. It’s an important piece of history.” — Frances FitzGerald, author of Fire in the Lake: The Vietnamese and the Americans in Vietnam

Published in 1972, Frances FitzGerald’s Fire in the Lake won a Pulitzer Prize, a National Book Award, and the Bancroft Prize.  Since then, its been indispensable reading for those seeking to understand the Vietnam War.  As such, I can’t help but share FitzGerald’s blurb for my next book, Kill Anything That Moves: The Real American War in Vietnam.  I’m thoroughly humbled. 

“Meticulously researched, Kill Anything That Moves is the most comprehensive account to date of the war crimes committed by U.S. forces in Vietnam and the efforts made at the highest levels of the military to cover them up. It’s an important piece of history.” — Frances FitzGerald, author of Fire in the Lake: The Vietnamese and the Americans in Vietnam

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Blurbs are coming in for my next book, Kill Anything That Moves: The Real American War in Vietnam and I can’t help but share this one from Tim O’Brien, author of The Things They Carried, Going After Cacciato, and If I Die in a Combat Zone, among others.  I’m left speechless. 

“This book is an overdue and powerfully detailed account of widespread war crimes — homicide and torture and mutilation and rape — committed by American soldiers over the course of our military engagement in Vietnam. Nick Turse’s research and reportage is based in part on the U.S. military’s own records, reports, and transcripts, many of them long hidden from public scrutiny. Kill Anything That Moves is not only a compendium of pervasive and illegal and sickening savagery toward Vietnamese civilians, but it is also a record of repetitive deceit and cover-ups on the part of high ranking officers and officials. In the end, I hope, Turse’s book will become a hard-to-avoid, hard-to-dismiss corrective to the very common belief that war crimes and tolerance for war crimes were mere anomalies during our country’s military involvement in Vietnam.” —Tim O’Brien, author of The Things They Carried

Blurbs are coming in for my next book, Kill Anything That Moves: The Real American War in Vietnam and I can’t help but share this one from Tim O’Brien, author of The Things They Carried, Going After Cacciato, and If I Die in a Combat Zone, among others.  I’m left speechless. 

"This book is an overdue and powerfully detailed account of widespread war crimes — homicide and torture and mutilation and rape — committed by American soldiers over the course of our military engagement in Vietnam. Nick Turse’s research and reportage is based in part on the U.S. military’s own records, reports, and transcripts, many of them long hidden from public scrutiny. Kill Anything That Moves is not only a compendium of pervasive and illegal and sickening savagery toward Vietnamese civilians, but it is also a record of repetitive deceit and cover-ups on the part of high ranking officers and officials. In the end, I hope, Turse’s book will become a hard-to-avoid, hard-to-dismiss corrective to the very common belief that war crimes and tolerance for war crimes were mere anomalies during our country’s military involvement in Vietnam.” —Tim O’Brien, author of The Things They Carried