Jim Webb Gives Great Radio Response to Bush
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Bill Moyers (on truth): "We are not alone and we know what we need to say. From our websites and laptops, the street corners and coffeehouses, the delis and diners, the factory floors and the bookstores. On campus, at the mall, the synagogue, sanctuary and mosque, let’s tell it where we can, when we can and while we still can."
Jim Webb Gives Great Radio Response to Bush
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"I have written about what I have seen and that is the duty of a writer," Webb said to 300 cheering supporters during a rally at a Fairfax County middle school. "Maybe George Allen doesn't understand that because I'm told George Allen doesn't read books."
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Here is a sampling of review comments about two of Webb's novels:
Review Comments on Fields of Fire
“In my opinion, the finest of the Vietnam novels.”
— Tom Wolfe
“Few writers since Stephen Crane have portrayed men at war with such a ring of steely truth.”
— The Houston Post
“A novel of such fullness and impact, one is tempted to compare it to Norman Mailer’s The Naked and the Dead.”
-- The Oregonian
"In swift, flexible prose that does everything he asks of it, Webb gives us an extraordinary range of acutely observed people.... Fields of Fire is a stunner."
"Few writers since Stephen Crane have portrayed men at war with such a ring of steely truth."
The Houston Post
From Publishers Weekly
"Webb's cultural and political portrayal of Vietnam 25 years after the war's end is delivered with such bold strokes and magical detail that it really doesn't matter that the plot itself is relegated to the backseat. This is a highly personal and empathetic look at today's Vietnam, a land of misery and inequity, yet one still vibrantly alive. "
"James Webb's new novel paints a portrait of a modern Vietnam charged with hopes for the future but haunted by the ghosts of its war-torn past. It captures well the lingering scars of the war, and exposes the tension between the dynamism of a new generation and the invisible bondage of an older generation for whom wartime allegiances, and animosities, are rendered no less vivid by the passage of time. A novel of revenge and redemption that tells us much about both where Vietnam is headed and where it has been.
--Senator John McCain
A masterpiece, one of the most poignant and powerful novels of this generation ... Lost Soldiers is one of those rare books that is not only a beautifully realized literary triumph but also a crackling good page-turner. Its seamless blend of mystery and intrigue, with its subtle truths of history and culture and its stories of love and honor played out by unforgettable characters, is nothing short of miraculous. Jim Webb did not set out to write a healing book, but that is what he has done. I suspect Lost Soldiers can bring my country together after years of debate and division ? and it took a warrior to write it. You will come away a different person after you've read it."
-- Walter Anderson, Chairman and Publisher, Parade Magazine
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This weekend's Washington Post poll provided "favorable/unfavorable" ratings for key Virginia politicians. Not suprisingly, the most popular Virginia politico is Mark Warner, at +53 percentage points (73%-20%). Next is Tim Kaine, at +44 percentage points (67%-23%). In third place is John Warner at +41 percentage points (66%-25%). Then comes Jim Webb at +16 percentage points (53%-37%). Finally, last but not least is George Allen, at +10 percentage points (53%-43%).
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