John Kerry, Then and Now

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photoAs the war in Vietnam raged, John Kerry engaged in an internal battle over the legitimacy and methods of America's efforts in Southeast Asia. Despite being decorated five times for bravery for injuries sustained in battle, Kerry went on to become one of the war's most articulate critics. Through war and peace, John Kerry formulated the political ideas that now form the framework of his candidacy.

In his new book "Tour of Duty: John Kerry and the Vietnam War," acclaimed historian Douglas Brinkley provides an in-depth portrayal of the conflict that became one of the defining events of John Kerry's life.

Click the "Listen" link to hear a conversation with historian Douglas Brinkley about John Kerry as the Kerry presidential nomination campaign surges.


Douglas Brinkley, historian and author of "Tour of Duty, John Kerry and the Vietnam War"

Dan Payne, former Media Advisor to John Kerry, contributing columnist to the Boston Globe and Mass Insider.

This program aired on January 21, 2004.


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