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

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"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 Ca ...more
Hardcover, 256 pages
Published September 19th 2006 by Atria (first published 2006)
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In spring of 2000, twenty-one year old Casey Sheehan returned home and announced that he had joined the United States Army. His surprised parents asked him why. Confused, he said, 'I thought I was supposed to.'

Casey joined the army on the Delayed Entry Program. Enticed by the recruiter's promises of college, being a chaplain's assistant, and never seeing combat, Casey thought he could help his country and be of service to his fellow soldiers. The recruiter broke every promise he made. On April 4
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Heartbreaking memoir from a "gold star" mother. The death of her son in Iraq motivates Cindy Sheehan to join the anti-war movement (sort of like how the death of a child in a drunk driver accident motivates mothers to join MADD (Mothers Against Drunk Drivers)). Very emotionally moving book.
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“Casey was a faithful Christian filled with the spirit of the Christ; George is a hypocrite who says he is a Christian but then murders our brothers and sisters indiscriminately.” 1 likes
“Casey's flesh and blood sends the war machine's children to exclusive private schools.” 0 likes
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