Tiger Force

Tiger Force

A True Story of Men and War

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Baker & Taylor
An account of the tragic massacres of countless innocent Vietnamese citizens at the hands of the U.S. Army's Tiger Force unit documents how its members spun out of control over a seven-month period.

Book News
In a story sadly relevant to other wars past and present, Pulitzer Prize-winning investigative reporters chronicle the long covered-up tale of a short-lived (May-November 1967) experimental Army unit in the Vietnam War, whose mission it was to seek out the enemy for better-targeted bombing runs. The book includes maps of the Tiger Force operations area, a cast of characters, several photos, and the gory details of the Force's descent into being barbarous killers of civilians. Sallah is now an editor for the Miami Herald; Weiss is with the Charlotte Observer. Annotation ©2006 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

Blackwell North Amer
At the outset of the Vietnam War, the Army created an experimental fighting unit that became known as "Tiger Force." The Tigers were to be made up of the cream of the crop - the very best and bravest soldiers the American military could offer. They would be given a long leash, allowed to operate in the field with less supervision. Their mission was to seek out enemy compounds and hiding places so that bombing runs could be accurately targeted. They were to go where no troops had gone, to become one with the jungle, to leave themselves behind and get deep inside the enemy's mind.
The experiment went terribly wrong.
What happened during the seven months Tiger Force descended into the abyss is the stuff of nightmares. Their crimes were uncountable, their madness beyond imagination - so much so that for almost four decades, the story of Tiger Force was covered up under orders that stretched all the way to the White House. Records were scrubbed, documents were destroyed, men were told to say nothing.

Hachette Book Group
At the outset of the Vietnam War, the Army created an experimental fighting unit that became known as "Tiger Force." The Tigers were to be made up of the cream of the crop-the very best and bravest soldiers the American military could offer. They would be given a long leash, allowed to operate in the field with less supervision. Their mission was to seek out enemy compounds and hiding places so that bombing runs could be accurately targeted. They were to go where no troops had gone, to become one with the jungle, to leave themselves behind and get deep inside the enemy's mind.The experiment went terribly wrong.What happened during the seven months Tiger Force descended into the abyss is the stuff of nightmares. Their crimes were uncountable, their madness beyond imagination-so much so that for almost four decades, the story of Tiger Force was covered up under orders that stretched all the way to the White House. Records were scrubbed, documents were destroyed, men were told to say nothing.But one person didn't follow orders. The product of years of investigative reporting, interviews around the world, and the discovery of an astonishing array of classified information, Tiger Force is a masterpiece of journalism. Winners of the Pulitzer Prize for their Tiger Force reporting, Michael Sallah and Mitch Weiss have uncovered the last great secret of the Vietnam War.

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& Taylor

The true story of the seven-month rampage of an elite army unit in Vietnam, an experiment gone terribly wrong, is told from the viewpoints of the soldiers who tried to resist the descent into hell, and those who did not, and includes accounts from Vietnamese who witnessed the Tiger Force's rampages. It is also the story of how these atrocities, covered up by the Army for decades, came to light at last through the heroic persistence of a few individuals who could not forget. Journalists Sallah and Weiss won the 2004 Pulitzer Prize for investigative reporting for their series in the Toledo Blade on the last great secret of the Vietnam War.--Adapted from publisher description.
Written by a pair of Pulitzer Prize-winning investigative reporters, an account of the tragic massacres of countless innocent Vietnamese citizens at the hands of the U.S. Army's Tiger Force unit documents how its members spun out of control over a seven-month period. 125,000 first printing.

Publisher: New York, NY : Little, Brown, c2006
ISBN: 9780316159975
0316159972
Branch Call Number: 959.704342 Sal
Characteristics: xi, 403 p. : ill., maps
Additional Contributors: Weiss, Mitch

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KEVIN DOWD Apr 03, 2012

great read about a hidden side of the Vietnam war that we knew was there.

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Canadiandiver
Feb 11, 2011

A good account of the real victims in the Vietnam war. Shame on the US government for letting the perpetrators get away.

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Nov 23, 2009

Amazing story about how things could go very wrong in Vietnam, and then be covered up by Washington, great to see a Pulitzer awarded for their 2004 investigation of this horrible event

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