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The Soundtrack of the Vietnam War

Dec. 8 @ 7:00 pm


Dec. 8
7:00 pm
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Neenah Public Library
240 E. Wisconsin Ave., Neenah, WI 54957 United States


Neenah Public Library

The Soundtrack of the Vietnam War

UW Speaker Doug Bradley will be at the Neenah Public Library Wednesday, December 8th, at 7:00pm to present, “We Gotta Get Out of This Place: The Soundtrack of the Vietnam War.” The presentation explores how and why U.S. troops turned to music as a way of connecting to each other and the World back home and of coping with the complexities of the war they had been sent to fight. It also demonstrates that music was important for every group of Vietnam veterans—black and white, Latino and Native American; men and women; officers and “grunts”—whose personal reflections drive the book’s narrative. This special event is sponsored by Badger Talks.

Speaker Doug Bradley has worked for the UW for three decades, is a veteran of the Vietnam war and has written three books, DEROS Vietnam: Dispatches from the Air-Conditioned Jungle and co-authored, with Professor Craig Werner, We Gotta Get Out of This Place: The Soundtrack of the Vietnam War which was named “Best Music Book of 2015” by Rolling Stone magazine. He and Dr. Werner co-taught a very popular class at UW–Madison on the music of the Vietnam War. His new book, Who’ll Stop the Rain: Respect, Remembrance, and Reconciliation in Post-Vietnam America was released in December 2019.

For more information, please contact the Neenah Public Library adult reference desk by phone: 920-886-6315 or e-mail: [email protected]
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