When I Was a Young Man: A Memoir

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Harcourt, Incorporated, May 1, 2003 - Biography & Autobiography - 288 pages
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Bob Kerrey's much-acclaimed and fascinating memoir tells the tale of a young boy's life in Nebraska, his journey as a young man into the dangers of Vietnam and the hospitals where he recovered from grievous injuries, and finally to the Nixon White House, where he was awarded the Congressional Medal of Honor.
As much a story of the American heartland at mid-century as it is a story of a man who rebuilt his life after it was wrenched awry by war, this "astonishing, wonderful book . . . is a distinguished example of that classic American genre, the tale of lost innocence" (Time).

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A beautifully told autobiography. Gritty, real, emotional and impacting. Read full review

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“When I Was a Young Man: A Memoir” is a look into the life of Bob Kerrey. He was a man who went from searching in his dad's war items from world war two, to a soldier fighting in the Vietnam war ... Read full review


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Bob Kerrey, former governor and then senator of Nebraska, is now president of New School University. He served with an elite Navy SEAL team, and received the Congressional Medal of Honor. He is the father of three children and lives in New York City.

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