One More Page Books Hosts Book Talk and Signing for James Webb
05/15/2014

Local independent Arlington, VA, bookstore and county library welcome Jim Webb, a former U.S. Senator from Virginia and author of “I Heard My Country Calling,” a memoir of his early years.

Online PR News – 15-May-2014 – Arlington, VA – One More Page Books, an independent, neighborhood-oriented bookstore, hosts a book talk and signing for former Senator and author James Webb on Thursday, May 29th at 7 pm. This event will be held at Arlington Central Library, located at 1015 N Quincy Street, Arlington VA 22201, and is open to the public. Admission is free.

One More Page Books and Arlington Central Library are honored to cohost an evening with former U.S. Senator and Vietnam War combat veteran James Webb. Mr. Webb will discuss his new memoir, "I Heard My Country Calling" and a book signing will follow.

“I Heard My Country Calling” is an extraordinary and candid memoir of Mr. Webb’s early years." His mother grew up in the poverty-stricken cotton fields of Eastern Arkansas. His father – his 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. The family endured 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. Mr. Webb’s memoir also chronicles his four years at the United States Naval Academy and his combat Marine years on Vietnam's most brutal battlefields. He is a respected expert on the history and conduct of that war.

About James Webb

James Webb, a member of the Democratic party and a former U.S. Senator from Virginia, has been a highly-decorated combat Marine, a counsel in the U.S. Congress, the first Assistant Secretary of Defense for Reserve Affairs and then Secretary of the Navy during President Reagan’s administration, an Emmy-award winning journalist, a film-maker, and the author of several books, including “Born Fighting,” a sweeping history of the Scots – Irish culture, and “Fields of Fire,” widely recognized as the classic novel of the Vietnam War. Mr. Webb has six children and lives in Northern Virginia with his wife, Hong Le Webb, who was born in Vietnam. More information about Mr. Webb may be found on his website, www.jameswebb.com/.

About One More Page Books & More

One More Page Books is located at 2200 North Westmoreland Street in Arlington, VA, and carries more than 6,000 quality titles for adults and children, wine, chocolates, greeting cards and featured art products by local artists. Store hours are from 10 am – 8 pm on Monday through Saturday and from 12 noon – 5 pm on Sunday. More information can be found on the store’s website, www.onemorepagebooks.com.