Books by Ben Raines
NPR stories about Ben Raines
The former senator recalls how a traumatic accident in wartime led to a political career that spanned four decades. In an interview with NPR's Renee Montagne, he discusses his new memoir, Heart of a Patriot, and his solidarity with young soldiers returning from Iraq and Afghanistan.
Max Cleland served in Vietnam — where he lost both legs and his right arm — before being elected to the U.S. Senate. His new memoir is Heart of a Patriot: How I Found the Courage to Survive Vietnam, Walter Reed and Karl Rove.