Author to Speak on Hidden History of Vietnam

Kill Anything That Moves Book Cover

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 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

Contact: Tia Patsavas ’16 (309) 556-3181,