Bucknell book talk on war crimes available online
Posted: March 17, 2009
LEWISBURG, Pa. — A C-SPAN2 "Book TV" video of a Bucknell University talk by Pulitzer Prize-winning investigative journalist Deborah Nelson is available on the network's website.
The video may be viewed at C-SPAN2 "Book TV."
Nelson, who spoke at Bucknell on Feb. 9, is the author of The War Behind Me: Vietnam Veterans Confront the Truth About U.S. War Crimes.
The book talk offers a personal perspective of the Vietnam war through interviews with Vietnam veterans about their experiences, according to C-SPAN2, which airs "Book TV." 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.
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 in her book. She seeks answers from the men accused of committing atrocities, the witnesses who reported them, and the higher-ups who covered them up.
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