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Born Fighting: How the Scots-Irish Shaped Americaby James H Webb
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In his first work of nonfiction, bestselling novelist Webb tells the epic story of the Scots-Irish, a people whose lives and world view were dictated by resistance, conflict, and struggle, and who, in turn, profoundly influenced the social, political, and cultural landscape of America from its beginnings through the present day.
About the Author
JAMES WEBB is the author of six novels, including Fields of Fire, Lost Soldiers, and The Emperors General. He is also a filmmaker (Rules of Engagement), a world-traveled, Emmy Award-winning journalist, and has taught literature at the university level. One of the most highly decorated Marines of the Vietnam War, he served as Assistant Secretary of Defense and Secretary of the Navy during the Reagan Administration. A native of St. Joseph, Missouri, he lives in Arlington, Virginia.
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