Fire of the Heart: Norman Morrison's Legacy in Vietnam and at Home

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Pendle Hill


Anne Morrison Welsh tells the moving story of her husband's self immolation at the Pentagon in November 1965 as a witness to help end a war he abhorred. Quaker Norman Morrison felt led to make this extreme statement in the manner of Vietnamese Buddhist monks. in telling her husband's story, the author also shares her own spiritual journey of forgiveness, acceptance and gradual recovery from life's wounds, including a 1999 visit to Vietnam with her daughters where she met with many Vietnamese who expressed to her the extraordinary impact that Norman Morrison's act had on their hearts and minds.