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Tracy Kidder


My Detachment
2005

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Tracy Kidder graduated from Harvard and studied at the University of Iowa. He has won the Pulitzer Prize, the National Book Award, the Robert F. Kennedy Award, and many other literary prizes. The author of Mountains Beyond Mountains, My Detachment, Home Town, Old Friends, Among Schoolchildren, House, and The Soul of a New Machine, Kidder lives in Massachusetts and Maine.


We put a lot of emphasis on the large-scale reconstruction efforts... I didn't realize how cumbersome the federal contracting procedures were going to be, how cumbersome the American bureaucracy would be, and how slow it would be getting that money actually to work for the Iraqi people.

- Amb. L. Paul Bremer
My Year in Iraq


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