UMass Press Marks Publication of Book on Vietnam, Rock ’n’ Roll

The University of Massachusetts Press will celebrate the publication of “We Gotta Get Out of this Place – The Soundtrack of the Vietnam War” with authors Doug Bradley and Craig Werner on Friday, Oct. 23 at 7 p.m. at Amherst Books, 8 Main St., Amherst.

The book’s narrative is driven by the voices of veterans as they recall the impact of rock ’n’ roll on their experiences in Vietnam.

Bradley and Werner will read from the book and take questions.

Bradley, an Army Vietnam veteran, is author of “DEROS Vietnam: Dispatches from the Air-Conditioned Jungle.”

Werner, who teaches Afro-American Studies at the University of Wisconsin – Madison, is author of  “A Change is Gonna Come: Music, Race, and the Soul of America.”

The authors will also sign books. Refreshments will be served.