Eye on Books Classic is the official archive of author interview podcasts originally posted before 2006 at Eye on Books. For the very newest author interview podcasts, on current bestselling books, we invite you to visit Eye on Books.

Button1 Button2 Button3 Button4

Tracy Kidder

Originally posted September 2005

My Detachment

Click to enlarge

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.




Don't see a player here? Click on this link to listen.

Embed this interview on your page

Click to enlarge

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.

Buy " My Detachment" from Amazon

PrintKindle

Similar interviews you'll enjoy:


Steel My Soldiers' Hearts by David Hackworth

When I Was a Young Man by Bob Kerrey

They Marched Into Sunlight by David Maraniss
Home  •  Authors  •  Books  •  Author Photos  •  FAQ
About Us  •  Contact Us  •  Privacy Policy  •  Legal Disclaimer