A book written by Jim Webb – United States Senator. 

I don’t care about his political leanings to much, I wanted to read the book.  The full total of it is

Born Fighting – How The Scots-Irish Shaped America

It is quite an interesting read, I woukd recommended it for history buffs and those interested in the Scot/Irish culture.

There are quite a few other authors out there that have delved into this peice of history, and I will say this is one of the better ones. 

I do feel like he might make some assumption about certain things but most historians do… For we have no specific knowledge beyond our own existence.  But those assumption do not overshadow the book and are at least educated guesses, rather then just wild theory.

One of my favorite parts is actually a header of part seven section three

You can’t stomp us out and you can’t make us run – Cause we’re them old boys raised on shotguns.

We say grace, we say ma’am

And if you ain’t into that we don’t give a damn.  Accredited to Hank Williams, JR.

Now I’m by no means a country boy, infact far from it, but somehow this still brings a smile to my face.

Well I’d say it is well worth the read… Don’t look at the political line, just at the history and beauty of a dying culture.


~Whiskey and a Naked Lady