Whether you have Scots-Irish blood running through your veins or
not, BORN FIGHTING is an interesting account of a large group of
people whose views, traditions and actions have shaped the history
and the future of America --- although they are largely ignored and
forgotten in present-day history books.
James Webb takes us on an interesting historical journey beginning
in Celtic England to Scotland to present-day America. He explores
the conditions and circumstances that forged the strength of
character, will, and mind of the modern-day Scots-Irish
Anyone with Scots-Irish blood will feel their heart swell with
pride and identification while reading BORN FIGHTING. If you're not
in possession of the knowledge of your immediate ancestors, you can
still revel in the glory of knowing that you've come from the
strong stock of these people who have shaped history. Those who
stem from other nationalities also will identify with the struggles
and fortitude required of their ancestors to forge a life in what
was a new and foreign land.
Those who share this heritage will find themselves nodding and
smiling as they identify with the traits and qualities present in
themselves and their relatives while reading this fascinating story
of a stoic and determined people. James Webb gives us a reason to
feel a sense of pride in this heritage that has sometimes been
denigrated for its roots in Appalachia and even referred to as
The Scots-Irish attitude is what America is made of. They're
patriotic, proud and strong --- qualities every American takes
pride in no matter what their heritage. The fighting spirit that
Americans are known for originated in these people.
Join James Webb on a journey of his personal history and a history
shared by hundreds of thousands of other Americans. Feel the pride
and wonder as he examines who the Scots-Irish were, how they came
to be that way, and who they are now.
Reviewed by Amie Taylor on December 22, 2010