The My Lai Courts-Martial: Links & Bibliography


PBS/The American Experience

Edwin Moise's Bibliography of My Lai

My Lai Oral History

BBC News Special Report

Story & Photos from the Melbourne Observer (12/14/69)

Edwin Moise's My Lai Bibliography

1LT Tran Ngoc Tan's Letter to Province Chief. March 28, 1968.

1LT Tran Ngoc Tan's Letter to Province Chief. April 11, 1968.

Col. Henderson's Report to MG Koster. April 24, 1968.

Ridenhour Narrative

Presidential Manipulation of  Polls

Dellums Committee Hearings on War Crimes in Vietnam

TruTv: "Into the Dark: The My Lai Massacre"

Anderson, David L,  Facing My Lai, Moving Beyond the Massacre (University Press of Kansas:  Lawrence, Kansas,  1998).  (Extensive interviews with trial participants and the soldiers ).

Belknap, Michal R, The Vietnam War on Trial (University Press of Kansas, 2002).

Bilton, Michael and  Sim,Kevin,  Four Hour in My Lai (New York:  Viking, 1992).  (A recent reexamination, draws extensively on interviews with participants and contains detailed bibliographic references).

Department of the Army, Report of the Department of the Army Review of the Preliminary Investigations into the My Lai Incident (The Peers Report), Volumes I-III (1970).

Gershen, Martin, Destroy or Die: The True Story of My Lai (New York: Arlington House, 1971).

Goldstein, Joseph, The My Lai Massacre and its Cover-Up (New York: Free Press, 1976).

Hammer, Richard, The Court-Martial of Lt. Calley (New York: Coward, 1971).

Hersh, Seymour, My Lai 4:  A Report on the Massacre and Its Aftermath (New York:  Random House, 1970).  (One of the first accounts to be written, Hersh went own to write two more books on the incident).

O’Brien, Tim, In the Lake of the Woods (Boston:  Houghton Mifflin, 1994) (novel inspired by My Lai).

Peers, William, The My Lai Inquiry (New York:Norton, 1979).

Sack, John,  Lieutenant Calley:  His Own Story (New York: Viking, 1971).

Ridenhour, Ron, “Heroes at a Massacre,” Playboy (March 1993).

Wilson, William, “I Prayed to God That This Thing Was Fiction” American Heritage (February 1990) 44-53.  (Memoir by one of the army’s principle investigators).

Law Review Articles
Addicott,Major Jeffrey F., The 25th Anniversary of My Lai:  A Time to Inculcate the Lessons.  139 Mil L Rev. 153 (Winter 1993).

Parks, Hays W.,  A Few Tools in the Prosecution of War Crimes.  149 Mil L. Rev. 73 (Summer 1995).

Smith, Bruce T., His Professional Duty:  A Profile of Judge Wayne E. Alley.  43 APR Fed. Law 38 (March/April 1996).

Cinetel Productions, "The Greatest Trials of All Time: The Court-martial of Lt. Calley" (Court TV)(1998)

Interview with My Lai Veterans,  1970 Films Inc. (Chicago).