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The Ballad of the Green Beret with journalist & historian Marc Leepson

Event Type: Adult Program
Age Group(s): Adult
Date: 10/26/2017
Start Time: 6:30 PM
End Time: 8:30 PM
Description:
 In 1966, the top Billboard Hot 100 single wasn’t The Rolling Stones' “Paint It Black” or the Beatles' “Yellow Submarine” -- it was “The Ballad of the Green Beret,” a hyper-patriotic tribute to the men of the Special Forces by Vietnam veteran, U.S. Army Staff Sergeant Barry Sadler. But Sadler’s clean-cut, all-American image hid a darker side, a Hunter Thompson-esque life of booze, girls, and guns. Join us for a talk and book signing as Marc Leepson reveals the sensational details of Sadler’s life vividly but soberly, setting his meteoric rise and tragic fall against the big picture of American society and culture during and after the Vietnam War.
Library: Montclair Library Community Room    Montclair Library Location and Hours of Operation
Location: Montclair Community Room