Tour of Duty

Tour of Duty

John Kerry and the Vietnam War

Audiobook CD - 2004
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A biography of Senator John Kerry draws on Kerry's personal archives, as well as interviews with friends, family, and colleagues, to examine Kerry's service during the Vietnam War and its influence on his life and political career.

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Written by acclaimed historian Douglas Brinkley, this is the first full-scale, intimate account of John Kerry's Navy career. Brinkley has drawn on extensive interviews with everyone who knew Kerry well in Vietnam. Kerry also entrusted to Brinkley his letters home and his voluminous "War Notes" -- journals, notebooks, and personal reminiscences written during and shortly after the war.

Throughout Tour of Duty Brinkley deftly deals with such explosive issues as U.S. atrocities in Vietnam and the bombing of Cambodia. In a series of unforgettable combat-action sequences, Brinkley recounts how Kerry won the Purple Heart three times for wounds suffered in action and was awarded the Bronze Star and the Navy's Silver Star for gallantry in action.

When Kerry returned home a highly decorated soldier, he joined the Vietnam Veterans Against the War, becoming a prominent antiwar spokesperson. He challenged the Nixon administration and as Kerry's public popularity soared, the FBI considered him a subversive. Brinkley reveals how White House aides tried to discredit Kerry. Refusing to be intimidated, Kerry ran for public office, eventually becoming a U.S. senator. He never forgot his fallen comrades. Working with Senator John McCain, he returned to Vietnam numerous times looking for MIAs and POWs, becoming the leading proponent of "normalization" of relations with Vietnam. When President Clinton officially recognized Vietnam in 1995, Kerry's three-decade-long tour of duty had at long last finally ended.



Baker
& Taylor

An illuminating biography of Massachusetts Senator John Kerry and his decorated military career draws on Kerry's personal archives, as well as interviews with a host of friends, family, and colleagues, to examine Kerry's service during the Vietnam War and the profound influence of his service on his life and political career. Simultaneous.

Publisher: New York : Harper Audio, 2004
ISBN: 9780060583729
006058372X
Branch Call Number: CD BOOK BIO Kerry, J 2004
Characteristics: 5 sound discs (approximately 6 hours) : digital ; 4 3/4 in

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