Kidder, who's won a Pulitzer Prize, a National Book Award and many other honors for his books of narrative journalism, has turned the lens on himself to write "My Detachment: A Memoir." It's about Tracy Kidder's war in Vietnam. He didn't shoot at anyone, and no one shot at him. But the young lieutenant struggled with himself, with learning to lead other men, and with coming to grips with the war.
Hear a conversation with author Tracy Kidder on his reflections in a time of war.
Pulitzer Prize winning writer Tracy Kidder. He's the author of numerous books, including "Mountains Beyond Mountains," "Home Town," "Among Schoolchildren," and "Soul of a New Machine." His new book is "My Detachment."
This program aired on October 6, 2005.