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
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Guilford, Connecticut : Stackpole Books, [2017].
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A top hit of 1966, “The Ballad of the Green Berets” was a patriotic tribute to the Special Forces by Staff Sergeant Barry Sadler. This life-and-times biography vividly recounts the sensational details of Sadler’s life, setting his meteoric rise and tragic fall against the big picture of American society and culture during and after the Vietnam War.
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272 pages, 16 pages of black & white plates : illustrations ; 24 cm.
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English
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9780811717496, 0811717496

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Includes bibliographical references (pages 236-259) and index.
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The rough-and-tumble life of Special Forces vet and Sixties pop star Barry Sadler The top Billboard Hot 100 single of 1966 wasn{u2019}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{u2019}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{u2019}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{u2019}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.
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APA Citation (style guide)

Leepson, M. (2017). 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. Guilford, Connecticut: Stackpole Books.

Chicago / Turabian - Author Date Citation (style guide)

Leepson, Marc, 1945-. 2017. 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. Guilford, Connecticut: Stackpole Books.

Chicago / Turabian - Humanities Citation (style guide)

Leepson, Marc, 1945-, 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. Guilford, Connecticut: Stackpole Books, 2017.

MLA Citation (style guide)

Leepson, Marc. 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. Guilford, Connecticut: Stackpole Books, 2017. Print.

Note! Citation formats are based on standards as of July 2010. Citations contain only title, author, edition, publisher, and year published. Citations should be used as a guideline and should be double checked for accuracy.
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