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Books are listed in order of year of publication - newest titles are at the top. There are 28 books in this booklist

  • Cover image of book The Kabul Peace House: How a Group of Young People are Daring to Dream in a Land of War by Mark Isaacs
    The Kabul Peace House: How a Group of Young People are Daring to Dream in a Land of War - by Mark Isaacs

    £14.99   paperback   (2019) - ISBN 13: 9781743793152 | ISBN 10: 1743793154

    This is a story of hope and resilience in Afghanistan, a country constantly under siege from within and without.   Refugee advocate, activist and author Mark Isaacs takes us inside a remarkable and unlikely peace project established in Afghan ... more

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  • Cover image of book The Hammer Blow: How Ten Women Disarmed a Warplane by Andrea Needham
    The Hammer Blow: How Ten Women Disarmed a Warplane - by Andrea Needham

    £10.00   paperback   (2016) - ISBN 13: 9780946409204 | ISBN 10: 094640920x

    On 29 January 1996, Jo Blackman, Lotta Kronlid and Andrea Needham broke into a British Aerospace factory in Lancashire and used household hammers to disarm a Hawk warplane bound for Indonesia. They were arrested, charged with £2.4m of criminal ... more

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  • Cover image of book Gods of Metal by Eric Schlosser
    Gods of Metal - by Eric Schlosser

    £1.99   paperback   (2015) - ISBN 13: 9780141982267 | ISBN 10: 0141982268

    'Sitting not far below my feet, there was a thermonuclear warhead about twenty times more powerful than the bomb that destroyed Hiroshima, all set and ready to go. The only sound was the sound of the wind.'   Seventy years after the bombing of ... more

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  • Cover image of book Badshah Khan: Islamic Peace Warrior by Heathcote Williams
    Badshah Khan: Islamic Peace Warrior - by Heathcote Williams

    £8.99   paperback   (2015) - ISBN 13: 9780993014123 | ISBN 10: 0993014127

    A book-length investigative poem from the author of ‘Whale Nation’ about the amazing life and legacy of Badshah Khan, Islamic Peace Warrior and friend of Mahatma Gandhi. As the violent excesses of Islamic extremist groups dominate the media, here is ... more

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  • Cover image of book Friends of Alice Wheeldon: The Anti-War Activist Accused of Plotting to Kill Lloyd George by Sheila Rowbotham
    Friends of Alice Wheeldon: The Anti-War Activist Accused of Plotting to Kill Lloyd George - by Sheila Rowbotham

    £16.99   paperback   (2015) - ISBN 13: 9780745335759 | ISBN 10: 0745335756

    Friends of Alice Wheeldon is a remarkable play by Sheila Rowbotham that re-enacts the 1917 trial and subsequent imprisonment of Wheeldon for her alleged role in plotting to assassinate the Prime Minister Lloyd George. It is prefaced by an extended es ... more

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  • Cover image of book Northern ReSisters: Conversations with Radical Women by Bernadette Hyland
    Northern ReSisters: Conversations with Radical Women - by Bernadette Hyland

    £5.95      (2015) - ISBN 13: 9780993224706 | ISBN 10: 0993224709

    Bernadette Hyland interviews nine women from the North of England (including our own Mandy!) who have been active in some of the most important political campaigns of the last forty years, including trade unionism, Women's Liberation, anti-racism, th ... more

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  • Cover image of book African Americans Against the Bomb: Nuclear Weapons, Colonialism, and the Black Freedom Movement by Vincent J. Intondi
    African Americans Against the Bomb: Nuclear Weapons, Colonialism, and the Black Freedom Movement - by Vincent J. Intondi

    £17.99   paperback   (2015) - ISBN 13: 9780804792752 | ISBN 10: 0804792755

    Well before Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. spoke out against nuclear weapons, African Americans were protesting the Bomb. Historians have generally ignored African Americans when studying the anti-nuclear movement, yet they were some of the first c ... more

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  • Cover image of book Africa
    Africa's Peacemakers: Nobel Peace Laureates of African Descent - by Adekeye Adebajo

    £15.99   paperback   (2014) - ISBN 13: 9781780329437 | ISBN 10: 1780329431

    As Africa and its diaspora commemorate fifty years of post-independence Pan-Africanism, this unique volume provides profound insight into the thirteen prominent individuals of African descent who have won the Nobel Peace Prize since 1950.   From t ... more

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  • Cover image of book How a Century of War Changed the Lives of Women by Lindsey German
    How a Century of War Changed the Lives of Women - by Lindsey German

    £17.99   paperback   (2013) - ISBN 13: 9780745332505 | ISBN 10: 0745332501

    How a Century of War Changed the Lives of Women looks at the remarkable impact of war on women in Britain. It shows how conflict has changed women’s lives and how those changes have put women at the centre of peace campaigning.   Lindsey Germ ... more

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  • Cover image of book The March that Shook Blair: An Oral History of 15 February 2003 by Ian Sinclair
    The March that Shook Blair: An Oral History of 15 February 2003 - by Ian Sinclair

    £10.00   paperback   (2013) - ISBN 13: 9780946409174 | ISBN 10: 094640917x

    "On this evidence, the big march was shock and awe from the bottom-up; it came within a hair's breadth of derailing the warmongers and still shapes our politics today."(Joe Glenton, Afghan war veteran and author of Soldier Box (Verso)) "While our ... more

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  • Cover image of book Henry Richard: Apostle of Peace and Welsh Patriot by Gwyn Griffiths
    Henry Richard: Apostle of Peace and Welsh Patriot - by Gwyn Griffiths

    £14.99   paperback   (2012) - ISBN 13: 9781903427330 | ISBN 10: 1903427339

    Henry Richard was the secretary of the Peace Society from 1848 to 1886, an unconditional pacifist when the British Empire was at the height of its aggressive powers. He opposed British military adventures in the Crimea, Egypt, Afghanistan, South Afri ... more

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  • Cover image of book Toward a Living Revolution: A Five-Stage Framework for Creating Radical Social Change by George Lakey
    Toward a Living Revolution: A Five-Stage Framework for Creating Radical Social Change - by George Lakey

    £14.00   paperback   (2012) - ISBN 13: 9780946409167 | ISBN 10: 0946409161

    "For 50 years, George Lakey has pursued radical nonviolence with determination, imagination and a wondrously creative intelligence. He has put his body on the line for peace and justice, and he has helped develop soul-searching and self-renewal into ... more

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  • Cover image of book Antimilitarism: Political and Gender Dynamics of Peace Movements by Cynthia Cockburn
    Antimilitarism: Political and Gender Dynamics of Peace Movements - by Cynthia Cockburn

    £54.99   paperback   (2012) - ISBN 13: 9780230359758 | ISBN 10: 0230359752

    People come together in movements to end war from many political traditions. They are socialists, communists and anarchists, people of a variety of faiths, secularists, pacifists and feminists. They share a belief that peace is possible, but have div ... more

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  • Cover image of book Labouring for Peace by Grace Crookall-Greening and Rosalie Huzzard
    Labouring for Peace - by Grace Crookall-Greening and Rosalie Huzzard

    £5.00   paperback   (2011) - ISBN 13: 9780953242368 | ISBN 10: 0953242366

    Labouring for Peace charts the history of the peace movement within the Labour Party from the end of the Second World War to the present day. It draws on archival material, especially newsletters and pamphlets, as well as public speeches and personal ... more

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  • Cover image of book Our Way to Fight: Peace-Work Under Siege in Israel-Palestine by Michael Riordon
    Our Way to Fight: Peace-Work Under Siege in Israel-Palestine - by Michael Riordon

    £22.99   paperback   (2011) - ISBN 13: 9780745330228 | ISBN 10: 0745330223

    Our Way to Fight follows the dangerous lives of peace activists in Israel and Palestine. It explores the crises that stirred them to act, the risks they face, and the small victories that sustain them.  Michael Riordon takes us to thousan ... more

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  • Cover image of book From Peacebuilding to Pacification: A Call to Global Transformation by Diana Francis
    From Peacebuilding to Pacification: A Call to Global Transformation - by Diana Francis

    £24.99   paperback   (2010) - ISBN 13: 9780745330266 | ISBN 10: 0745330266

    Does conflict transformation work? Diana Francis reviews developments in the field over the past twenty years. She recognises that it has helped those engulfed in violent conflict to respond constructively, but also warns that the real requirement fo ... more

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  • Cover image of book Give Peace a Chance: John and Yoko
    Give Peace a Chance: John and Yoko's Bed-In for Peace - by Joan Athey

    £16.99   hardback   (2009) - ISBN 13: 9780470160442 | ISBN 10: 0470160446

    Celebrate the 40th anniversary of the birth of the anthem “Give Peace A Chance.” Go behind the scenes with powerful images, many never seen before, of the Montreal Bed-In For Peace, May 26 to June 1, 1969.   The only photographer to be prese ... more

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  • Cover image of book Road from Ar Ramadi: The Private Rebellion of Staff Sergeant Camilo Mejia by Camilo Mejia
    Road from Ar Ramadi: The Private Rebellion of Staff Sergeant Camilo Mejia - by Camilo Mejia

    £14.99   paperback   (2009) - ISBN 13: 9781931859530 | ISBN 10: 1931859531

    Staff Sergeant Camilo Mejía became the new face of the antiwar movement in early 2004 when he applied for a discharge from the Army as a conscientious objector. After serving in the Army for nearly nine years, he was the first known Iraq veteran to r ... more

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  • Cover image of book The Voice of Hope: Conversations with Alan Clements by Aung San Suu Kyi
    The Voice of Hope: Conversations with Alan Clements - by Aung San Suu Kyi

    £8.99   paperback   (2008) - ISBN 13: 9781846041433 | ISBN 10: 1846041430

    "Aung San Suu Kyi is a remarkable and courageous human being. Listen to her voice and be inspired... Burma is the next South Africa."(Archbishop Desmond Tutu) Nobel Peace Prize winner Aung San Suu Kyi stands alongside Mahatma Gandhi, the Dalai Lam ... more

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  • Cover image of book Rabble-Rouser for Peace: The Authorised Biography of Desmond Tutu by John Allen
    Rabble-Rouser for Peace: The Authorised Biography of Desmond Tutu - by John Allen

    £12.99   paperback   (2007) - ISBN 13: 9781846040641 | ISBN 10: 1846040647

    Rabble-Rouser for Peace is the first book to tell the full story of how a boy from South Africa's poverty-stricken black townships became one of the world's best-known religious figures, a moral icon to those who work for peace and justice everywhere ... more

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  • Cover image of book The Life and Work of Henry Richard by D. Ben Rees
    The Life and Work of Henry Richard - by D. Ben Rees

    £3.00   paperback   (2007) - ISBN 13: 9780851247465 | ISBN 10: 0851247466

    Henry Richard, the Apostle of Peace, was a Congregational minister, Welsh Member of Parliament 1868-88, and Secretary of the Peace Society (1848-84). He was elected Member of Parliament for the Merthyr boroughs in Wales in 1868 and became an influen ... more

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  • Cover image of book Non-Violence: The History of a Dangerous Idea by Mark Kurlansky
    Non-Violence: The History of a Dangerous Idea - by Mark Kurlansky

    £9.99   paperback   (2007) - ISBN 13: 9780099494126 | ISBN 10: 0099494124

    The conventional history of nations, even continents, is a history of warfare. According to this view, all the important ideas and significant changes of humankind occured as part of an effort to win one violent, bloody conflict or another. This appr ... more

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  • Cover image of book Walking to Greenham: How the Peace Camp Began and the Cold War Ended by Ann Pettitt
    Walking to Greenham: How the Peace Camp Began and the Cold War Ended - by Ann Pettitt

    £8.99   paperback   (2006) - ISBN 13: 9781870206761 | ISBN 10: 1870206762

    A young mother bringing up her children on a smallholding in rural Wales, Ann Pettitt began a movement that changed the face of modern history.   With three other women determined to challenge government policy and the post war status quo, whi ... more

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  • Cover image of book Hidden Voices: Working Creatively with Conflict by Ann Jordan
    Hidden Voices: Working Creatively with Conflict - by Ann Jordan

    £11.25   paperback   (2006) - ISBN 13: 9781589398566 | ISBN 10: 1589398564

    This book contains a collection of stories of individual human endeavors; people in civil society working towards a culture of peace in diverse ways such as arts, music, storytelling, spirituality, education. They are heart-warming and inspiring ... more

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  • Cover image of book Bridging the Divide: Peacebuilding in the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict by Edited by Edy Kaufman, Walid Salem and Juliette Verhoeven
    Bridging the Divide: Peacebuilding in the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict - by Edited by Edy Kaufman, Walid Salem and Juliette Verhoeven

    £25.50   paperback   (2006) - ISBN 13: 9781588263902 | ISBN 10: 1588263908

    In the midst of the continuing violence of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, there are many who remain committed to moving forward on the road to peace. The Palestinian and Israeli contributors to this book, recognizing the great potential of civil s ... more

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  • Cover image of book Naming the Dead by Maya Anne Evans
    Naming the Dead - by Maya Anne Evans

    £8.00   paperback   (2006) - ISBN 13: 9781904527107 | ISBN 10: 1904527108

    On 25 October 2005, Maya Anne Evans stood near the Cenotaph, facing Downing Street, reading aloud the names of British soldiers who had died in the war in Iraq. She was arrested under the Serious Organised Crime and Police Act (2005). On 7 December 2 ... more

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  • Cover image of book Enough Blood Shed: 101 Solutions to Violence, Terror and War by Mary-Wynne Ashford with Guy Dauncey
    Enough Blood Shed: 101 Solutions to Violence, Terror and War - by Mary-Wynne Ashford with Guy Dauncey

    £14.99   paperback   (2005) - ISBN 13: 9780865715271 | ISBN 10: 0865715270

    Is war inevitable? Must it be that people are always fighting and terrorizing one another?  Enough Blood Shed refuses to accept this reality. Part One shows that another world is possible, without violence and war. By drawing on stories from around t ... more

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  • Cover image of book Peace Under Fire: Israel/Palestine and the International Solidarity Movement by Josie Sandercock et al (ed)
    Peace Under Fire: Israel/Palestine and the International Solidarity Movement - by Josie Sandercock et al (ed)

    £15.00   paperback   (2004) - ISBN 13: 9781844675012 | ISBN 10: 1844675017

    The International Solidarity Movement (ISM) was founded to support Palestinian non-violent resistance to Israel's military occupation. Its highly visible actions, which have included breaking the sieges in Ramallah and Bethlehem, as well as saving co ... more

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