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Born Fighting - How the Scots-irish Shaped America

Jim Webb

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Genres:

History

Description:

Presidential Candidate Jim Webb’s Born Fighting is the first book to chronicle the full journey of this remarkable cultural group, and the profound, but unrecognized role it played in the shaping of America. Written with the storytelling verve that has earned his works such acclaim as “captivating, unforgettable” (the Wall Street Journal on Lost Soldiers), Scots-Irishman Jim Webb, Vietnam combat veteran and former Naval Secretary, traces the history of his people, beginning nearly two thousand years ago at Hadrian’s Wall, when the nation of Scotland was formed north of the Wall through armed conflict in contrast to England’s formation to the south through commerce and trade. Webb recounts the Scots’ odyssey and their clashes with the English in Scotland and then in Ulster, their retreat from one war-ravaged land to another. Through engrossing chronicles of the challenges the Scots-Irish faced, Webb vividly portrays how they developed the qualities that helped settle the American frontier and define the American character.

Language:

English

Narrators:

Allan Robertson

Length:

13h 2m


Chapters

Free Sample

05:00

Chapter 1
Chapter 1

00:16


Chapter 2
Chapter 2

16:06


Chapter 3
Chapter 3

15:49


Chapter 4
Chapter 4

28:18


Chapter 5
Chapter 5

19:39


Chapter 6
Chapter 6

22:25


Chapter 7
Chapter 7

28:05


Chapter 8
Chapter 8

18:51


Chapter 9
Chapter 9

19:44


Chapter 10
Chapter 10

25:01


Chapter 11
Chapter 11

33:39


Chapter 12
Chapter 12

39:53


Chapter 13
Chapter 13

17:44


Chapter 14
Chapter 14

53:42


Chapter 15
Chapter 15

45:32


Chapter 16
Chapter 16

17:11


Chapter 17
Chapter 17

49:36


Chapter 18
Chapter 18

28:02


Chapter 19
Chapter 19

34:37


Chapter 20
Chapter 20

37:53


Chapter 21
Chapter 21

26:09


Chapter 22
Chapter 22

25:29


Chapter 23
Chapter 23

48:08


Chapter 24
Chapter 24

42:22


Chapter 25
Chapter 25

25:28


Chapter 26
Chapter 26

19:19


Chapter 27
Chapter 27

14:04


Chapter 28
Chapter 28

06:13


Chapter 29
Chapter 29

12:46


Chapter 30
Chapter 30

09:50


Chapter 31
Chapter 31

00:33