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History Bookshelf: How the Scots-Irish Shaped America

October 2004 Event

Washington, DC
Saturday, February 22, 2014

 Former Navy Secretary and retired Virginia Senator James Webb is the author of eight books including the best-selling 1978 novel “Fields of Fire.” James Webb earned a Navy Cross, a Silver Star, two Bronze Stars and two Purple Hearts as a Marine rifle platoon commander in Vietnam.
“Born Fighting: How the Scots-Irish Shaped America” - Senator Webb’s seventh book – details the history of the Scots in America, beginning with the hundreds of thousands who migrated here in the 18th century.  James Webb argues that the Scots’ rebelliousness, suspicion of authority, and individuality have influenced American ideals.

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