Songs inspired by Vietnam
Bradley will discuss his book, “We Gotta Get Out of This Place: The Soundtrack of the Vietnam War.”
Rolling Stone rated this work by Bradley and co-author Craig Werner as the No. 1 Best Music Book of 2015.
Reviewers described the book as “intimate and deeply informative, with a scope that encompasses both the war itself and the way that music has helped raise awareness of veterans’ issues long after its end.”
Bradley was drafted into the U. S. Army in March 1970. He served one year as an information specialist at U. S. Army Republic of Vietnam (USARV) headquarters near Saigon.
In addition to his extensive writing on Vietnam, Bradley teaches a course on the war with Craig Werner, professor of African-American studies at the University of Wisconsin–Madison.
Sponsored by Waupaca VFW Post 1037 and the Waupaca County Veterans Service Office, the program is free and open to the public.