Author to Speak on Hidden History of Vietnam
April 1, 2014
WHO: Journalist, historian and author Nick Turse
WHAT: A lecture about the hidden history of the American War in Vietnam. The Social Science
Division, Department of History, Asian Studies Team of the International Studies Program
and Center for Human Rights and Social Justice will sponsor the event
WHERE: Beckman Lecture Hall in the Center for Natural Science, room C102
WHEN: Monday, April 7 at 7:30 p.m., free and open to the public
WHY: Turse’s latest book, Kill Anything That Moves: The Real American War in Vietnam, is a New York Times bestseller. Published in 2013, the book, which is based on previously classified
documents, tells an account of the U.S. war crimes against Vietnamese civilians. It
has been praised by Parade magazine as “Explosive…A Painful yet compelling look at the horrors of war.”
DETAILS: An investigative journalist, Turse specializes in national security and military
issues. For his article, “A My Lai a Month,” published by The Nation, Turse was awarded the Ridenhour Prize for Reportorial Distinction and a James Aronson
Award for Social Justice Journalism. He was also an honorable mention for the MOLLY
National Journalism Prize.
Turse’s work has appeared in many publications, including the Los Angeles Times, the San Francisco Chronicle and the Chicago Tribune. Also the managing editor of TomDispatch.com and co-founder of Dispatch Books, Turse
has been awarded a Guggenheim Fellowship and a fellowship at Harvard University’s
Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study.
CONTACT: Professor of History Mike Weis at email@example.com.
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