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The Resource Ballad of the Green Beret : the life and wars of Staff Sergeant Barry Sadler from the Vietnam War and pop stardom to murder and an unsolved, violent death, Marc Leepson

Ballad of the Green Beret : the life and wars of Staff Sergeant Barry Sadler from the Vietnam War and pop stardom to murder and an unsolved, violent death, Marc Leepson

Label
Ballad of the Green Beret : the life and wars of Staff Sergeant Barry Sadler from the Vietnam War and pop stardom to murder and an unsolved, violent death
Title
Ballad of the Green Beret
Title remainder
the life and wars of Staff Sergeant Barry Sadler from the Vietnam War and pop stardom to murder and an unsolved, violent death
Statement of responsibility
Marc Leepson
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
The top Billboard Hot 100 single of 1966 wasn<U+2019>t The Rolling Stones' “Paint It Black” or the Beatles' “Yellow Submarine”--it was “The Ballad of the Green Berets,” a hyper-patriotic tribute to the men of the Special Forces by Vietnam veteran, U.S. Army Staff Sergeant Barry Sadler. But Sadler<U+2019>s clean-cut, all-American image hid a darker side, a Hunter Thompson-esque life of booze, girls, and guns. Unable to score another hit song, he wrote a string of popular pulp fiction paperbacks that made “Rambo look like a stroll through Disneyland.” He killed a lover<U+2019>s ex-boyfriend in Tennessee. Settling in Central America, Sadler ran guns, allegedly trained guerrillas, provided medical care to residents, and caroused at his villa. In 1988 he was shot in the head in Guatemala and died a year later. This life-and-times biography of an American pop culture phenomenon recounts the sensational details of Sadler<U+2019>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
Biography type
individual biography
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1945-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Leepson, Marc
Dewey number
  • 782.42164092
  • B
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
ML420.S122
LC item number
L4 2017
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Sadler, Barry
  • Sadler, Barry
  • United States
  • Singers
  • Soldiers
  • Vietnam War, 1961-1975
Target audience
adult
Label
Ballad of the Green Beret : the life and wars of Staff Sergeant Barry Sadler from the Vietnam War and pop stardom to murder and an unsolved, violent death, Marc Leepson
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references, Internet addresses and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Extent
272 pages
Immediate source of acquisition
LSC
Isbn
9780811717496
Lccn
2017003992
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • 1835842
  • 856543
Label
Ballad of the Green Beret : the life and wars of Staff Sergeant Barry Sadler from the Vietnam War and pop stardom to murder and an unsolved, violent death, Marc Leepson
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references, Internet addresses and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Extent
272 pages
Immediate source of acquisition
LSC
Isbn
9780811717496
Lccn
2017003992
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • 1835842
  • 856543

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