Item description for The Vigil: 26 Days In Crawford, Texas (All Access) by W. Leon Smith & Nathan Diebenow...
The compelling inside story of Cindy Sheehan's vigil in Crawford, Texas, that redefined the Bush presidency. At the center of it all was Crawford's own local paper, The Lone Star Iconoclast. The Vigil is an invaluable record of the Iconoclast's coverage, with Sheehan herself providing a scene-setting foreword.
A high-stakes, blow-by-blow account of the events as they unfolded, The Vigil lets readers experience this vigil right along with the writers and participants as the paper's publisher (W. Leon Smith) and crew demonstrate a level of professional integrity that-to quote Sheehan herself-"shine[s] like a lone spark of integrity in the prairie darkness."
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Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 0.5" Width: 4.25" Height: 7.75" Weight: 0.4 lbs.
Release Date Dec 15, 2005
Publisher The Disinformation Company
ISBN 1932857338 ISBN13 9781932857337
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More About W. Leon Smith & Nathan Diebenow
W. Leon Smith was born in Central Texas in 1953. He has worked in every facet of the newspaper business and has published several award-winning newspapers during the past 30 years, including The Lone Star Iconoclast, which gained international recognition when The Iconoclast endorsed John Kerry for President in 2004 over local part-time resident George W. Bush.
Reviews - What do customers think about The Vigil: 26 Days In Crawford, Texas (All Access)?
This is an EXCELLENT BOOK Jan 2, 2007
Well, some reviewers who are warmongers obviously have their agendas and their activists who have not read the books they are reviewing. They are part of the Neo-Con conspiracy to keep the American public in the dark about the truth. I am the author of "Land of Childhood's Fears" - a book about the Vietnam War - (just google the title and see) and so I speak with a bit of authority. This book is very true-to-life. It is a glaring example of the attitude of the current administration - THEY DON'T CARE ABOUT US - THEY NEVER CARED ABOUT ANYTHING BUT THEIR OWN GREED. My Web site has video Documentaries you can download FREE - So before you buy the negative reviews on Cindy Sheehan, learn the TRUTH. Read this book, and my book "Land of Childhood's Fears" which you can also get at this site. Take a week to read these two books, and your views about the war in Iraq will drastically change - download the videos from my web site and your entire paradigm structure about the country you live in will change. In the Bible, 2 Peter Chapter 3, it says that in the last days, people are "WILLINGLY IGNORANT". It is a shame that people don't WANT to learn the truth, because what they would have to do to ACT on that truth is unthinkable.
very bad read. Cindy should go back and take and english class. Facts given in book contradict facts published by the wire services AP AFP Reuters, and if you search local texas blogs the disconnect gets scary. I'd call her a mediawhore but I would have to apologize to whores.
"I Want The Truth-as well" Feb 23, 2006
Cindy Sheehan had every mothers worst nightmare come true. We are "supposed" to be a country of freedom of speech, that includes camping on even a presidents near by lawn. With this in mind i was glad i read this account of Cindy's 26 days. I found that Mr. Smith had told the story very clear and showed great insight to those around at "Camp Casey" .
objective reporting Feb 22, 2006
Several of the negative reviews for this book seem politically motivated only and also contain incorrect information. The book, first of all, is not written by Sheehan and she will not profit from sales. Secondly, the book is an accounting of not only the pro-Sheehan Camp Casey but also the pro-Bush/pro-war side of things. It is objective and also contains interviews with some interesting people who were in Crawford, TX last August. The perspectives of the reporters were compelling as well, and one was decidely NOT pro-Sheehan, if you read between the lines. The editor added his comments about the challenges of a small town newspaper with minimal staff taking on the task of covering this event on almost an hourly basis for 26 days. It is a must for journalism classes everywhere.
Knowledgeable and Informative Feb 22, 2006
The book tells the story of what actually transpired. The author portrays the situation in a manner that allows one to feel like they were actually there on those days. I like to be able to read a book that allows the reader to formulate their own opinion of the situation instead of being forced into the authors opinion. W.Leon Smith allows the reader to get a very detailed insight into the protest without taking sides. I was impressed with the fact that there was only facts in this book and now a days that is rare occassion. I will keep this book on my shelf and recommend this book to anyone that is willing to allow the truth and facts in their lives instead of someone elses opinion.