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Soundtrack: Music and the American Experience in Vietnam

The image above shows a detail from the cover of We Gotta Get Out of This Place: The Soundtrack of the Vietnam War, which Rolling Stone magazine named the best music book of 2015.  Published by the award-winning University of Massachusetts Press, authors Doug Bradley and Craig Werner trace the impact of popular music on the American experience in Vietnam through the voices of Vietnam veterans from all walks of life. Their narratives reveal how the music connected them to each other and the larger world over the course of the changing war. Learn more. 

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