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Peace Mom: A Mother's Journey Through Heartache to Activism

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Publisher Comments:

"Writing this book is the second most difficult thing I have ever done, next to burying Casey."
On April 4, 2004, Cindy Sheehan learned that Casey, the eldest of her four children, had been killed in Iraq, where he was serving in the United States Army. After struggling through crippling grief for three weeks, she came to an epiphany: I will spend my life trying to make Casey's sacrifice count for peace and love, not killing and hate.

Peace Mom is the heartfelt and profoundly moving story of Cindy's journey to activism. She recounts the dark days following Casey's death, when it seemed her life would never have meaning again. She tells of her June 2004 meeting with President Bush, and how that encounter ultimately set her on a path that would take her to hearings in the Capitol, test old friendships and family ties, and culminate outside Crawford, Texas, in a monthlong peace action that would draw thousands of supporters and worldwide attention.

Here are the stories Cindy has never shared before about her own experiences at the center of a media firestorm, the life-altering events that were sparked by her simple act of defiance one hot August day in Texas. Going behind the headlines and sound bites, Cindy writes candidly about the toll her activism has taken on her own life and her family, as well the unforeseen rewards her quest for peace has brought. Through days of rage, despair, laughter, and tears, Cindy has found ways to celebrate the life of her son Casey and give meaning to his death. Her story points the way to a future of peace and justice for the world and for our children.

Heartrending and powerful, Peace Mom is at once an honest account of one woman's triumph over loss and a clarion call to all those who wonder if they can make a difference.

Synopsis:

The woman who turned grief into action and took her anti-war message to the President's doorstep tells her story in her own words — a wrenching tale of heroism that will inspire a new generation of activists.

About the Author

Cindy Sheehan, mother of the late Specialist Casey Sheehan, U.S. Army, is cofounder of Gold Star Families for Peace, an organization devoted to families who have lost loved ones in Iraq.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780743297912
Subtitle:
A Mother's Journey through Heartache to Activism
Author:
Sheehan, Cindy
Publisher:
Atria Books
Subject:
Political
Subject:
Women
Subject:
Pacifists
Subject:
Protest movements
Subject:
Personal Memoirs
Subject:
Iraq War, 2003- - Casualties
Subject:
Bush, George W
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Atria Bks Hdcvr
Publication Date:
September 2006
Binding:
Hardback
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Pages:
256
Dimensions:
8.44 x 5.5 in 14.455 oz

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