Bucknell book talk on war crimes to air on C-SPAN2
Posted: March 12, 2009
LEWISBURG, Pa. — C-SPAN2 will air a Bucknell University book talk by Pulitzer Prize-winning investigative journalist Deborah Nelson on Sunday, March 15, at 6:30 p.m. in the series, "Book TV."
Nelson, the author of The War Behind Me: Vietnam Veterans Confront the Truth About U.S. War Crimes, spoke at Bucknell on Feb. 9.
During the program, Nelson "offers a personal perspective of the Vietnam war through interviews with Vietnam veterans about their experiences," according to C-SPAN. "Interwoven with the interviews are results of internal military investigations that provide insight into previously undisclosed facts about the actions of U.S. soldiers in Vietnam."
Check local listings for C-SPAN2 availability.
For more information about the book talk program, visit The War Behind Me: Inside the Army's Secret Archive of Investigations.
Pulitzer Prize winner
Winner of the Pulitzer Prize for Investigative Reporting in 1997, Nelson is the Carnegie Visiting Professor at the University of Maryland College of Journalism. She previously was an investigative reporter at The Los Angeles Times, The Washington Post, The Seattle Times, and The Chicago Sun-Times.
In what The Boston Globe called "the best tradition of investigative journalism," Nelson examines the truth behind a declassified army archive. She seeks answers from the men accused of committing atrocities, the witnesses who reported them, and the higher-ups who covered them up. For more information about the book, visit www.thewarbehindme.com.
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