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My Lai: An Account
by Douglas Linder(c) 1999
The My Lai courts-martial are the stories of two tragedies growing out of American involvement in Viet Nam.  One was the massacre by United States soldiers of as many as 500 unarmed civilians-- old men, women, children--in My Lai on the morning of March 16, 1968.  The other was the cover-up of that massacre.... (CONT.) .
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Selected Articles:
My Lai: An American Tragedy by William George Eckhardt (2000)
Lawyering for Uncle Sam When He Draws His Sword by William George Eckhardt
(William Eckhardt, former chief prosecutor in the My Lai cases (ground action), is a professor of law at the University of Missouri-Kansas City.) 
He can be reached by phone at 816-235-2377 or email at