We Gotta Get Out of This Place: The Soundtrack of the Vietnam War

Doug Bradley
Big Read KC
For many U.S. soldiers in Vietnam, music was the connection between battlefront and homefront and helped them cope with the complexities of the war. And it helped many of those who came home to heal. Author Doug Bradley talks about the popular tunes of the era and plays clips from songs that had significant resonance for those in the field and the veterans who returned home.
Thursday, October 19, 2017
Program: 
6:30 pm
Event Audio

For many U.S. soldiers in Vietnam, music was the connection between battlefront and homefront and helped them cope with the complexities of the war. And it helped many of those who came home to heal. Author Doug Bradley talks about the popular tunes of the era and plays clips from songs that had significant resonance for those in the field and the veterans who returned home.


This event is a featured program of the fall 2017 Big Read KC. For more related programs at the Kansas City Public Library, visit kclibrary.org/bigread2017.

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