The Nightingale's Song by Robert Timberg

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The story of five top graduates of Annapolis--Oliver North, Bud McFarlane, John Poindexter, John McCain, and Jim Webb--who served heroically in Vietnam and rose to national prominence during the Reagan years sheds new light on a generation. 35,000 first printing.
 

About Robert Timberg

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Robert Timberg is Deputy Chief of the Baltimore Sun's Washington bureau.
 
Published January 1, 1995 by Touchstone/Simon & Schuster. 544 pages
Genres: Biographies & Memoirs, History, Political & Social Sciences, War, Literature & Fiction, Travel. Non-fiction

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A sprawling, passionate account of the Vietnam and postwar journeys of Annapolis graduates John Poindexter, Robert McFarlane, Oliver North, John McCain, and James Webb.

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Publishers Weekly

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This sprawling but often engrossing book takes a close look at the intersecting careers of five politically powerful Americans haunted by the legacy of the Vietnam War. Robert McFarlane and John Poind

Jul 03 1995 | Read Full Review of The Nightingale's Song

Publishers Weekly

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Looking at the lives and careers of five Naval Academy graduates--among them John Poindexter and Oliver North--fellow alumnus Timberg probes the connections between the legacy of the Vietnam war and the Iran-Contra scandal.

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Publishers Weekly

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This sprawling but often engrossing book takes a close look at the intersecting careers of five politically powerful Americans haunted by the legacy of the Vietnam War.

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Reviewing the Evidence

By turns wry, cynical, humorous, and insightful, Timberg, an Annapolis graduate and ex-marine himself, is able to provide an insiders view of the way in which our Navy goes about choosing and promoting its officers.

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Daily Kos

Why is it that there was a Draft James Webb movement - started by me and to Dean supporters/Democracy for Virginia members - and no grassroots movement for Harris Miller?

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