April 12, 2016 - 7:00pm
Prairie Lights

Craig Werner and Douglas Bradley will talk about their groundbreaking book, We Gotta Get Out of This Place: The Soundtrack of the Vietnam War. Discover how and why U.S. troops turned to music as a way of connecting to each other and the World as a way cope with the complexities of the war they had been sent to fight. Every group of Vietnam veterans―black and white, Latino and Native American, men and women, officers and "grunts" ―delivers personal reflections that drive the book's narrative. "Of the many ways to relate the story of the Vietnam war, few are more vibrant and accessible than the way Doug Bradley and Craig Werner tell it. I devoured this book."―David Maraniss

Douglas Bradley, a Vietnam veteran, teaches a course on the war with Craig Werner, professor of Afro-American studies at the University of Wisconsin–Madison and author of Higher Ground: Stevie Wonder, Aretha Franklin, Curtis Mayfield, and the Rise and Fall of American Soul.