Peace Literature, from Ackerman to Zinn. (Paths to Peace)

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Peace Literature, from Ackerman to Zinn. (Paths to Peace)


The literature of peace is vast. Every home should have a peace library. Every person should be reading a peace book. The following is a sampling of the literature. The list is well short of comprehensive, and represents only a small percentage of what's been written.

Ackerman, Peter and Jack Duvall, A Force More Powerful: A Century of Nonviolent Conflict, New York: St. Martin's Press, 2000

Adams, Judith Porter, Peacework: Oral Histories of Women Peace Activists, Boston: Twayne Publishers, 1990

Alonso, Harriet Hyman, Charles Chatfield and Louis Kriesberg, editors, Peace as a Women's Issue: A History of the U.S. Movement for World Peace and Women's Rights, Syracuse, N.Y.: Syracuse University Press, 1993

Altman, Nathaniel, The Nonviolent Revolution: A Comprehensive Guide to Ahimsa -- the Philosophy of Dynamic Harmlessness, Dorset, Great Britain: Element Books Limited, 1998

Berrigan, Daniel, To Dwell in Peace: An Autobiography, San Francisco: Harper and Row Publishers, 1987

Chatfield, Charles, editor, Peace Movements in America, New York: Schocken Books, 1973

Coles, Robert, The Moral Intelligence of Children, New York: Penguin Putnam Inc., 1998

Cornell, Thomas C., Robert Ellsberg and Jim Forest, editors, A Penny a Copy: Readings from the Catholic Worker, Maryknoll, N.Y.: Orbis Books, 1995

Dear, John, S.J., The Sacrament of Civil Disobedience, Baltimore: Fortkamp Publishing Co., 1994

Dellinger, David, Revolutionary Nonviolence: Essays, Garden City, N.Y.: Anchor Books, Doubleday & Company Inc., 1971

Diamond, Louise, The Peace Book: 108 Simple Ways to Create a More Peaceful World, Berkeley, Calif.: Conari Press, 2001

Douglass, James W. The Non-Violent Cross: The Theology of Revolution and Peace, New York: The Macmillan Company, 1969

Drew, Naomi, Peaceful Parents, Peaceful Kids: Practical Ways to Create a Calm and Happy Home, New York: Kensington Books, 2000

Gara, Larry and Lenna Mae Gara, A Few Small Candles: War Resisters of World War II Tell Their Stories, Kent, Ohio: The Kent State University Press, 1999

Hallock, Daniel, Hell Healing and Resistance: Veterans Speak, Farmington, Pa.: The Plough Publishing House of the Bruderhof Foundation, 1998

Harris, Ian M. Peace Education, Jefferson, N.C.: McFarland and Co. Inc., Publishers, 1998

Hentoff, Nat, Peace Agitator: The Story of A.J. Muste, New York: The Macmillan Company, 1963

Holmes, Robert L., Nonviolence in Theory and Practice, Belmont, Calif.: Wadsworth Publishing Co., 1990

Krieger, David and Frank Kelly, Waging Peace II: Vision and Hope for the 21st Century: An Anthology of Essays, Chicago: The Noble Press Inc. …

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