August 21, 2008 McCain is a decorated war veteran who survived years as a prisoner of war in Vietnam. He's been a United States senator for 22 years. We know the facts of the Republican presidential candidate's life, but who is John McCain? We look beyond the policy and punditry to the experiences that shaped the man.
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February 17, 2008 Sen. John McCain, the presumptive Republican presidential nominee comes from a decorated Navy family. Liane Hansen speaks to McCain biographer Robert Timberg about the McCain family's military legacy. Timberg's biography is called, John McCain: An American Odyssey. Timberg himself graduated from the Naval Academy in 1964 and served as a Marine in Vietnam. We caught up with him on the grounds of the Naval Academy in Annapolis, on a bench overlooking the Naval Academy Cemetery.
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October 15, 2004 NPR's Robert Siegel talks with author Robert Timberg about his new book, State of Grace: A Memoir of Twilight Time. Timberg's book recalls his days playing sandlot football around New York City, and the young men he played ball with.
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