Doug has been part of the University of Wisconsin-Madison community for decades, where he and his We Gotta Get Out of This Place co-author Professor Craig Werner co-taught a popular course on music and the Vietnam war. Doug (occasionally with Craig) has made more than 150 presentations to audiences large and small from Boston to Boulder, Seattle to St. Paul and places in between. Be prepared to be captivated, and moved.
Music in a Time of Crisis: The Songs and Legacies of the Vietnam War
Doug Bradley – Distinguished Lecturer Emeritus
Recorded Thursday, April 30, 2020
“Doug, on behalf of all members of the University League, I want to thank you for your riveting presentation to our group. We have received very positive and enthusiastic feedback from all those who attended. You moved the audience. It is so vital to recognize what brings us together and to do it through music is even more powerful.”
—Elia Basurto-Colson, chair, UW-Madison University League
“Doug and Craig's program based on their book We Gotta Get Out of This Place: The Soundtrack of the Vietnam War is outstanding. They grab your attention from the start and the music transports you. It's amazing to hear the music and the effect it had on the soldiers. You come away with a whole new perspective on the war and the music of the era."
—Sonia Outlaw-Clark, West Tennessee Delta Heritage Center
"I spoke with Doug Bradley and Craig Werner before a packed house at Mystery to Me about their extraordinary new book, We Gotta Get Out of This Place, which takes an insightful and nuanced look at the music of the Vietnam War. Doug and Craig played the music and talked about the vets and musicians they had interviewed. I think it's safe to say no one who was there that night will soon forget it."
—Doug Moe, author and journalist, Madison, Wisconsin