The Leonard Lopate Show Edit this Published in The Leonard Lopate Show Mike Gravel’s Political Odyssey Listen 31 min Queue Download this audio Want to embed this player? Use the code below. More info. <iframe width="600" height="130" frameborder="0" scrolling="no" src="//www.wnyc.org/widgets/ondemand_player/wnyc/#file=json/56522"></iframe> Share on Facebook Share on Twitter Email a Friend From his release of the Pentagon Papers in 1971, to his recent shoestring campaign for the Democratic presidential nomination, former Alaska Senator Mike Gravel has devoted much of his long career in politics to fighting the rise of American militarism. His new memoir, co-written with Joe Lauria, is A Political Odyssey: The Rise of American Militarism and One Man’s Fight to Stop It.