Monday, October 23, 2006

Speaking Of Great Books

My good friend Melanie Morgan's new book is out. American Mourning isn't the usual "conservative vs. liberal" debate book, though in its own way it makes some very powerful arguments. However, it makes them by telling the story of how two different families reacted to the battlefield deaths of a son.

You've probably heard about how Cindy Sheehan responded to the death of her son, Casey. But do you know about Casey's friend Justin and how his dad Joe responded to Justin's death?

Two brave young men. Two tragic deaths. Two very different--and very telling--responses.