Who'll Stop the Rain: Respect, Remembrance, and Reconciliation in Post-Vietnam America


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Warriors Publishing Group
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6.0 X 9.0 X 0.54 inches | 0.77 pounds

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About the Author

Doug Bradley has written extensively about his Vietnam, and post-Vietnam, experiences. Draft ed into the U.S. Army in March 1970, he served as an information specialist (journalist) for the U.S. Army Republic of Vietnam headquarters at Long Binh, South Vietnam, from November 1970 to November 1971. Doug relocated to Madison, Wisconsin, in 1974 where he helped establish Vets House, a storefront, community-based service center for Vietnam-era veterans. He is the author of DEROS Vietnam: Dispatches from the Air-Conditioned Jungle and co-author, with Craig Werner, of We Gotta Get Out of This Place: The Soundtrack of the Vietnam War (UMass Press, 2015), which was named BEST MUSIC BOOK of 2015 by Rolling Stone magazine.


"America's experience [in Vietnam] impacted its post-World War II global leadership in every way. And it taught us hard lessons about humility...Even more critically, the Vietnam experience forced America to reexamine the limitations of its great power. In Who'll Stop the Rain: Respect, Remembrance, and Reconciliation in Post-Vietnam America, Doug Bradley takes the reader into these coveys of shared national interests and public memory in very real, and very human, ways." --Chuck and Tom Hagel, decorated Vietnam veterans

"For each Vietnam Veteran and their families there is a personal truth that sometimes clashes with the public truth about this divisive conflict. What Doug Bradley has done for the past decade-plus is use music as a way to bring together a population that can be so easily pulled apart. The popular music of the Vietnam Era acts as a glue, a shared common experience that veterans and others can use as a starting point to more meaningful discussions about their experiences and their personal place in the story of this war. The real world episodes in Bradley's book are powerful, and reminders that we are always much closer than we think." --Jeff Kollath, Executive Director, Stax Museum of American Soul Music

"Doug Bradley once again reminds us why we should want to know more about the Vietnam War and its impact on our nation. Who'll Stop the Rain is a first-hand, compelling, important story by a very talented writer." --U.S. Army General Martin Dempsey (retired), former Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff