Covering than four decades, this is the first full scale, definitive account of Kerrys journey from war to peace Brinkley has drawn on extensive interviews with virtually everyone who knew Kerry in Vietnam Kerry also relegated to Brinkley his letters home from Vietnam, voluminous war notes journals and personal reminiscences written during and shortly after the war This material was provided without restriction, to be used at Brinkleys discretion, and has never before been published.Throughout, Brinkley deftly deals with issues such as U.S atrocities in Vietnam and the bombing of Cambodia Using information from the newly released Nixon tapes, Brinkley reveals how White House aides Charles Colson and H R Haldeman tried to discredit Kerry Refusing to be intimidated, Kerry ran for public office, eventually becoming a Senator from Massachusetts But he never forgot his fallen comrades returning to Vietnam numerous times to look for MIAs and POWs When President Clinton officially recognized Vietnam in 1995, at long last Kerrys thirty year long tour of duty ended....
|Title||:||Tour of Duty: John Kerry and the Vietnam War|
|Publisher||:||Harper Perennial Updated ed edition September 21, 2004|
|Number of Pages||:||592 pages|
|File Size||:||966 KB|
|Status||:||Available For Download|
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Tour of Duty: John Kerry and the Vietnam War Reviews
Douglas Brinkley's long account of John Kerry's Vietnam tour of duty makes transparent the frustrations and cruelties of an unjustified conflict. Perhaps, only in hindsight can we learn from the mistakes of the past. America is fortunate to have John Kerry serving as Secretary of State!
Kerry only spent 4 months (Dec 68 to Apr 69) in Vietnam, put himself in for 3 Purple Hearts in those 4 months, was never hospitalized in those 4 months, but they got him back to the States
John Kerry served bravely and with honors in Vietnam. He risked his life to save others. During a mission to insert troops on a riverbank, a Vietcong soldier fired a rocket at his boat. Lt. Kerry beached his boat, ran into the jungle, took out the enemy and returned with the rocket launcher, earning a silver star for gallantry in action.
First part good but most of book gives places to search further.
Tour of Duty is a reminder again that the presidential campaign is upon us. Voters are the fortunate beneficiaries, for campaign documents like this and An End to Evil (Times-Dispatch, 2004) are informative as well as persuasive.
There was Unfit for Command: Swift Boat Veterans Speak Out Against John Kerry, now there's this book. This book is the 'authorized version.' It is based on letters Kerry wrote home and 'extensive interviews with virtually everyone who knew Kerry in Vietnam.'