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American Mourning: The Intimate Story of Two Families Joined by War--Torn by Beliefs Hardcover – October 16, 2006
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...a beautiful, raw war story that breaks the heart and strengthens resolve to protect America from her enemies. -- Ann Coulter
...a brilliant social essay of a defining moment in American history. -- New York Post, November 19, 2006
...puts a face on two magnificent heroes whose great deeds and unimaginable sacrifices are all but ignored by the media... -- Mark Levin
I was soon moved to tears by both the Sheehan and Johnson clans... -- James Dalessandro
The truth in this book will set you free. -- Sean Hannity
Their stories illuminate the hell that our servicemen and women face every day... -- Buzz Patterson
About the Author
Catherine Moy is an award-winning journalist who has been honored by prestigious media groups for her work as an investigative reporter, feature writer, columnist, political journalist, business writer, and agricultural reporter. Winner of the Society of Professional Journalists' highest award for public service, she is a freelance journalist and columnist for the Vacaville Reporter. She lives in Solano County, California.
Melanie Morgan is president of Move America Forward, an organization dedicated to supporting our troops in their fight against terrorism. She also cohosts one of the top-rated drive-time shows in one of the largest radio markets in the nation, The Lee Rogers and Melanie Morgan Show on KSFO 560 AM, San Francisco. A frequent guest on Fox News Channel, CNN, MSNBC, NBC, ABC, and CBS, she also has appeared on the BBC and in newspapers and broadcasts worldwide. She lives in Marin County, California.
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Yes, Melanie Morgan believes in the necessity of this war and supports the President. She has made no attempt to conceal her political point of view. The sympathy she and co-author,Catherine Moy, direct towards the Sheehans as well as the Johnsons is therefore that much more remarkable.
This book is not about Cindy Sheehan. It encompasses much more than the story of one sad woman,driven to the brink of madness by the death of her dear son. A woman who is apparently heedless of the grief of all the others who have also lost loved ones, (including members of her own family who are also grieving Casey's loss) but with whom she happens to disagree politically.
Casey Sheehan knew that this war is about more than one soldier and more than one family. That is why he enlisted and refused his mother's offer to help him to ignore his commitment and flee to Canada. It is why he re-enlisted to fight even at the clear risk and eventual sacrifice of his own life.
The fiercest fighting of WW II was in the six months before the Allies won. The enemy here is as vicious, as determined, and as committed to the goal of world domination as our enemies in that other global conflict.
This is a goal set down long before America was established as a nation, long before the modern state of Israel was established, long before the invasion of Kuwait, and long before this war. It was born thousands of years ago and is inherent in the doctrine of Islam.
As in all wars where people are free to disagree families are sometimes divided. This book tells a most poignant and painful story with the greatest respect for the sorrow and pain of the Sheehans as well as the Johnsons. Profound grief often warps us in ways even we ourselves cannot appreciate. Moy and Morgan have written a compassionate and fair account.
One is the story itself. I enjoyed it as a peek into the lives of folks I would otherwise never know.
The other is that in 20 or 30 years from now when it gets picked up by somebody who might be 5 years old today - it will fill in some perspectice as to what the heck happened, .... back then.
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