Denis R. O'neill

Author, Screenwriter & Producer

Whiplash – The Book

About the Book

Whiplash | Book Cover - Part 1

Author’s LetterGenesis of the book

At some point in your life – a moment as profound to you as it is statistically unremarkable
– you realize that a lot more of your life is in the rear-view mirror…
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Whiplash | Book Cover - Part 2

About the Cover Artby Adil Dara

I mentioned the beer keg and hand grenade imagery to designer Adil Dara.
I told him they seemed to me to be quintessential symbols of that tumultuous time…
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Whiplash | Book Cover - Part 3

Article & Photo Gallerya Time Capsule

A picture is worth a thousand words.
Photos and newspaper articles from the year that saw the Vietnam War draft…
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Narrated by Bruce Greenwood

“Autumn Road Trip ”Narrated by Bruce Greenwood

An chapter excerpt from Denis O’Neill’s new Book “Whiplash”.
— Narrated by Actor Bruce Greenwood.
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WBUR - NPR - Here & Now

Public Radio Interview: On Here & Now

Robin Young Interviews Denis R. O’Neill


Where to Get the Book

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“O’Neill is a masterful storyteller… (who) takes you from jaw-dropping, I can’t believe those frat-boys did that, to the intensity of the period’s political upheavals on campus and briefly to the swamps of Vietnam.”

~JS, Amazon Reviews

“A beauty of a book. A rollicking read that will go down as a compelling voice of a generation…”

~HK Luce, Amazon Reviews

“Anyone around in the late 60’s and the Vietnam War should read this…”

~Jake Farley, Amazon Reviews

“A great read you won’t want to put down…”

~Good Reader, Amazon Reviews

“In this moving and thoughtful book, Denis O’Neill shines a light on a fraught, but largely unexamined moment in recent American history…”

~Bleacher Seat 445, Amazon Reviews

“Whiplash is a funny, sad and inspiring story of college students finding their place in a changing world that will encourage all who read it to value their lives and look toward the future…”

~Vanessa Ingram, The Gonzaga Bulletin

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