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Battle Notes: Music of the Vietnam War

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This is the hard cover edition of the new release
Hardcover, 356 pages
Published May 30th 2003 by Savage Press (WI) (first published 2003)
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Captain_Howdy
Jul 09, 2010 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
A good listing of songs from the war era. Some great background on some of the more obscure recordings.

The material was used for the author's college course and about 20% of the text are comments from students. I could have done without most of that.

Reading this gave me something to think about. In that time period you could hear war songs, both pro and con everywhere you went. Some of them are considered classics today and still listened to. There is an absence of songs about the current wars o
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Faith Evangeline
Mar 02, 2016 rated it liked it
Shelves: music
The Vietnam War is a very relevant subject. It affected directly or indirectly the lives of so very many people. We all know somebody who served at that time. Last November I found myself talking with a man who had fought with the 101 Airborne during Vietnam, and was one of the most decorated soldiers I'd ever met. I was so painfully ignorant on the subject that I decided then and there that I had to do something about it. I won a giveaway for “Battle Notes” on Goodreads a few years ago, and tho ...more
Lawrence
Jul 12, 2014 rated it liked it
Shelves: history, music
An interesting topic and read, but could have strongly benefited from some professional editing. That said, there probably won't be a more definitive look at the subject. Chapters cover protest music, patriotic music, music listened to by soldiers in Vietnam, African-America music of the period and more.
Mike Savage
Sep 28, 2009 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Everything you ever wanted to know about the music of America's "Rock and Roll War."
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