America's most famous antiwar Mom speaks out for peace, social justice, and an end to the Iraq War.
Sheehan discusses Martin Luther King, Jr., civil disobedience, US foreign policy, New Orleans, military recruitment, her son Casey’s death on his 5th day in Iraq, soldiers who resist, and her personal transformation into America’s most outspoken advocate for peace. With an introduction by Howard Zinn.
Praise for Dear President Bush
"Remembrances of her son Casey and her reflections on her journey from suburban everymom to antiwar icon offer a glimpse of the woman behind the media figure and of the sense of purpose she feels, one born of inconsolable grief. At one point, she says, 'When my son was killed, I became something fierce . . .'" – San Francisco Magazine
" . . . a new collection of letters, essays, and speeches by antiwar activist Cindy Sheehan. . . . Sheehan is most compelling when she returns to the specifics of her struggle, as when she reveals, 'I wish I had refused to allow my son to go to Iraq. I wish I had knocked him out and taken him to Canada . . . or anywhere far enough away from the war monster. It's too late for me and my son, but it's not too late for you.'" – Mattilda, SF Bay Guardian LIT
"Cindy Sheehan's interviews, essays, and speeches get better with each passing month, as her pain continues, her passion and insight grow, and the war that killed her son goes on – as the president who killed her son goes on being president. Cindy's latest book, Dear President Bush, is the best of the three books by or about Cindy Sheehan that I've read." – David Swanson, opednews.com
Cindy Sheehan is the internationally known mom and peace advocate whose son, Casey, was killed in action in Baghdad, in April 2004. Since camping outside President Bush’s home in Texas throughout August 2005, Cindy has been interviewed in major media outlets.