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The Resource I heard my country calling : a memoir, James Webb

I heard my country calling : a memoir, James Webb

Label
I heard my country calling : a memoir
Title
I heard my country calling
Title remainder
a memoir
Statement of responsibility
James Webb
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"James Webb, author of Fields of Fire, the classic novel of the Vietnam War--former U.S. Senator; Secretary of the Navy; recipient of the Navy Cross, Silver Star and Purple Heart as a combat Marine; and a self-described 'military brat'--has written an extraordinary memoir of his early years, 'a love story--love of family, love of country, love of service,' in his words. Webb's mother grew up in the poverty-stricken cotton fields of eastern Arkansas. His father and life-time hero was the first of many generations of Webbs, whose roots are in Appalachia, to finish high school. He flew bombers in World War II, cargo planes in the Berlin Airlift, graduated from college in middle age, and became an expert in the nation's most advanced weaponry. Webb's account of his childhood is a tremendous American saga as the family endures the constant moves and challenges of the rarely examined Post-World War II military, with his stern but emotionally invested father, loving and resolute mother, a granite-like grandmother who held the family together during his father's frequent deployments, and an assortment of invincible aunts, siblings, and cousins. His account of his four years at Annapolis are painfully honest but in the end triumphant. His description of Vietnam's most brutal battlefields breaks new literary ground. One of the most highly decorated combat Marines of that war, he is a respected expert on the history and conduct of the war. Webb's novelist's eyes and ears invest this work with remarkable power, whether he is describing the resiliency that grew from constant relocations during his childhood, the longing for his absent father, his poignant goodbye to his parents as he leaves for Vietnam, his role as a 23-year-old lieutenant through months of constant combat, or his election to the Senate where he was known for his expertise in national defense, foreign policy, and economic fairness. This is a life that could only happen in America"--
Summary
The decorated former Secretary of the Navy reflects on his military family's post-World War II experiences, discussing such topics as his accomplished pilot father's frequent deployments, his four years at Annapolis, and his service in the Vietnam War
Writing style
Assigning source
Provided by publisher
Biography type
autobiography
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
10290171
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1946 February 9-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Webb, James
Dewey number
  • 328.73/092
  • B
Illustrations
plates
Index
index present
LC call number
E840.8.W395
LC item number
A3 2014
Literary form
non fiction
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Webb, James
  • Legislators
  • United States
  • United States
  • Authors, American
  • Marines
  • Vietnam War, 1961-1975
  • Navy Cross (Medal)
  • Silver Star
  • Purple Heart
Target audience
adult
Label
I heard my country calling : a memoir, James Webb
Instantiates
Publication
Note
Includes index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
January 3, 2013 -- The Good of the Service -- Life With Father -- Ambassadors -- Military Brats -- Missileers -- Gone for a Soldier -- Where Severn Joins the Tide -- The Fleet...and The Corps -- Hell In a Very Small Place -- Fighting with my brain -- Aunt Lena's Test
Control code
20179013
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
First Simon & Schuster hardcover edition.
Extent
vii, 388 pages,16 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9781476741154
Isbn Type
(trade paperback)
Lccn
2014007267
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other control number
40023904573
System control number
  • (OCoLC)ocn864700550
  • (OCoLC)864700550
Label
I heard my country calling : a memoir, James Webb
Publication
Note
Includes index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
January 3, 2013 -- The Good of the Service -- Life With Father -- Ambassadors -- Military Brats -- Missileers -- Gone for a Soldier -- Where Severn Joins the Tide -- The Fleet...and The Corps -- Hell In a Very Small Place -- Fighting with my brain -- Aunt Lena's Test
Control code
20179013
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
First Simon & Schuster hardcover edition.
Extent
vii, 388 pages,16 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9781476741154
Isbn Type
(trade paperback)
Lccn
2014007267
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other control number
40023904573
System control number
  • (OCoLC)ocn864700550
  • (OCoLC)864700550

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