In these audio excerpts, Edwards discusses how her experiences from childhoodat the U.S. Army’s Camp Zama in Japanand early adulthood shaped her political attitudes toward war and women’s equality.

Barry Yeoman, the Independent‘s former senior staff writer, interviewed Elizabeth Edwards twice in April 2007 for a profile that was published in O, The Oprah Magazine. (The article can be read at The conversations took place at Edwards’ dining room table in Orange County. Campaign workers and a moving crew scurried in the background.

The photos were taken over several years by Indy contributing photographer Jenny Warburg.