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A Country Such As This

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The innocence the 1950s and turbulence of the 1960s and 70s--years when America reached out and touched the heavens, only to be torn apart by internal conflict and a war in Southeast Asia--provide a dramatic setting for this unforgettable story of three men and the women they love carving a place for themselves in a society where the rules keep changing. Written by bestsel ...more
Mass Market Paperback, 558 pages
Published March 1st 1985 by Bantam (first published 1983)
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Jeanne
May 07, 2012 Jeanne rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
i pick up older books at our library sales and keep them for 'emergencies'. i recently read this one and really liked it. its about 3 men and their families from the end of WWII to the end of vietnam. it revolves around the airforce and politics and only gets technical a little bit toward the end. an interesting perspective written in 1983
Jim
Oct 04, 2009 Jim rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
I read this a long time ago, before Webb became Secretary of the Navy; and really do not recall anything about the book.

Looking at other people's reviews, maybe I should read it again.
Jack
Nov 24, 2010 Jack rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
A historical epic taking place during a turbulent time in America, centered around three military men. I love the way Webb uses historical events to develop his characters and the story.
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James Henry "Jim" Webb, Jr. (born February 9, 1946) is the junior Senator from Virginia. He is also an author and a former Secretary of the Navy under President Ronald Reagan. He is a member of the Democratic Party.

A 1968 graduate of the U.S. Naval Academy, Webb served as a Marine Corps infantry officer until 1972, and is a highly decorated Vietnam War combat veteran. During his four years with th
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