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Tracy Kidder

Originally posted September 2005

My Detachment

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It's not a story of combat and conflict that author Tracy Kidder tells, in his Vietnam memoir My Detachment, because Kidder didn't see that kind of action during his tour of dtuy. As an ROTC intelligence officer, Kidder commanded a small unit whose job was to interpret enemy radio signals. Now Kidder looks back on his experience to try and put it in perspective.

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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.

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