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‘Soundtrack of Vietnam War’ topic of authors’ Bradley, Werner lecture

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

By Jack McClellan
Office of Media Relations
November 10, 2016

Authors Craig Werner and Doug Bradley will give a talk on their book, We Gotta Get Out of This Place: The Soundtrack of the Vietnam War, at the Texas State University on Tuesday, November 15.

The talk will be at 7:30 p.m. in the LBJ Student Center teaching theatre. The event is free and open to the public.

We Gotta Get Out of This Place, named the best music book of the year for 2015 by Rolling Stone, explores the relationship between the popular music of the time and the Vietnam War. In the book, Werner and Bradley discuss how and why U.S. troops used music to connect with each other and events at home, while coping with the complexities of the war they had been sent to fight. The book includes sections written by former soldiers, as well as by songwriters of the time. Werner is a professor of African American Studies at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. Bradley is a lecturer at the University of Wisconsin-Madison and a Vietnam War veteran.

The event is sponsored by the University Lecture Series, Common Experience, College of Liberal Arts and the NEH Distinguished Teaching Professorship in the Humanities.

For more information, contact (512) 245-2188.