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Rock 'n' Roll Soldier

A Memoir

By Dean Ellis Kohler

"During a time when none of us knew for sure if we would live or die, I came to know the true power of music."

Dean Kohler is about to make it big—he's finally scored a national record deal! But his dreams are abruptly put on hold by the arrival of his draft notice. Now he's in Qui Nhon, Vietnam, serving as a military policeman. He keeps telling himself he's a musician, not a killer, and that he's lucky he's not fighting on the front lines. When Captain orders him to form a rock band, it's up to Dean to find instruments and players, pronto. Ingenuity and perseverance pay off and soon the band is traveling through treacherous jungle terrain to perform for troops in desperate need of an escape—even if it's only for three sets. And for Dean—who lives with death, violence, and the fear that anyone could be a potential spy (even his Vietnamese girlfriend)—the band becomes the one thing that gets him through the day. During one of the most controversial wars in recent American history, this incredible true story is about music and camaraderie in the midst of chaos.

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Publish Date

2009

ISBN

9780061242557


Format: Book
Author: Kohler, Dean Ellis
Summary: Dean Ellis Kohler, aspiring rock star, is drafted and sent to Vietnam, where he forms a rock 'n' roll band at the behest of his Captain.
Title: Rock 'n' roll soldier : a memoir / by Dean Ellis Kohler ; with Susan VanHecke.
Publisher Date: New York : HarperTeen, 2009.
Subject: Kohler, Dean Ellis -- Teen literature. United States. Army -- Military police -- Biography -- Teen literature. Vietnam War, 1961-1975 -- Personal narratives, American -- Teen literature. Rock musicians -- United States -- Biography -- Teen literature
Isbn: 9780061242557 (trade bdg.) 0061242551 (trade bdg.) 9780061242564 (lib bdg.) 006124256X (lib bdg.)
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System Items Available: 10
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Call Number: TBIO Kohler
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Bib Id: 355333

Format: Book
Author: Kohler, Dean Ellis
Summary: Dean Ellis Kohler, aspiring rock star, is drafted and sent to Vietnam, where he forms a rock 'n' roll band at the behest of his Captain.
Title: Rock 'n' roll soldier : a memoir / by Dean Ellis Kohler ; with Susan VanHecke.
Edition: 1st ed.
Publisher, Date: New York : HarperTeen, 2009.
Description: ix, 278 p. ; 22 cm.
Subjects: Kohler, Dean Ellis -- Teen literature.
Subjects: United States. Army -- Military police -- Biography -- Teen literature.
Subjects: Vietnam War, 1961-1975 -- Personal narratives, American -- Teen literature.
Subjects: Rock musicians -- United States -- Biography -- Teen literature
Other Author: VanHecke, Susan
LCCN: 2008047702
ISBN: 9780061242557 (trade bdg.)
ISBN: 0061242551 (trade bdg.)
ISBN: 9780061242564 (lib bdg.)
ISBN: 006124256X (lib bdg.)
Requests: 0
Available Copies: 10
Total Copies: 10
Call Number: TBIO Kohler