The Music We Carried
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Vietnam veteran Doug Bradley is an expert on the way music affects service personnel during their active duty tours, during their transitions to civilian life, and beyond. He and UW-Madison Professor Craig Werner — with whom Doug taught a Vietnam War class at the university — interviewed about 300 Vietnam veterans to hear music-related stories, which they compiled into the book, “We Gotta Get Out of This Place: The Soundtrack of the Vietnam War.” Rolling Stone magazine named their book America’s top music book of 2015. He also authored DEROS Vietnam: Dispatches from the Air-Conditioned Jungle” and “Who’ll Stop the Rain: Respect, Remembrance, and Reconciliation in Post-Vietnam America.” Doug is part of the UW-Madison Badger Talks program.