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Peace, War and Non-Violence -

Related categories: Changing the World / Peace & Human Rights /
Related booklists: Anti-War, Israel & Palestine: Voices of Peace & Solidarity, Mahatma Gandhi, Nuclear Power / Weapons, Women and War & Peace, Peace Activism, Peace and War in Fiction, Conscientious Objectors and Pacifists, Interpersonal Violence, Experiences of War - Medics, Nurses and Doctors, Non-Violent Campaigning and Activism, Aid and Intervention,

These are some of the books on this subject that we have had in our shop - but there will be many others that we can also order! (Note: this website cannot tell you if we have a book in stock right now or not, and though we do our best to keep information up to date, occasionally prices may have changed.)
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Books are listed in order of year of publication - newest titles are at the top. There are 29 books in this booklist

  • Cover image of book War Gardens: A Journey Through Conflict in Search of Calm by Lalage Snow
    War Gardens: A Journey Through Conflict in Search of Calm - by Lalage Snow

    £12.99   paperback   (2019) - ISBN 13: 9781787470712 | ISBN 10: 1787470717

    A journey through the most unlikely of gardens: the oases of peace people create in the midst of war.  In this millennium, we have become war weary. From Afghanistan to Iraq, from Ukraine to South Sudan and Syria, from Kashmir to the West Ban ... more

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  • Cover image of book If the War Goes On... Reflections on War and Politics by Herman Hesse
    If the War Goes On... Reflections on War and Politics - by Herman Hesse

    £9.99   paperback   (2018) - ISBN 13: 9781786894458 | ISBN 10: 1786894459

    A collection of essays on the absurdity of war, from the Nobel Prize laureate.   Herman Hesse remained clear-sighted and consistent in his political views and his passionate espousal of pacifism and the bloody absurdity of war from the start o ... more

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  • Cover image of book Concentration Camps: A Short History by Dan Stone
    Concentration Camps: A Short History - by Dan Stone

    £12.99   hardback   (2017) - ISBN 13: 9780198790709 | ISBN 10: 0198790708

    Concentration camps are a relatively new invention, a recurring feature of twentieth century warfare, and one that is important to the modern global consciousness and identity. Although the most famous concentration camps are those under the Nazis, t ... more

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  • Cover image of book War Is A Lie by David Swanson
    War Is A Lie - by David Swanson

    £17.50   paperback   (2016) - ISBN 13: 9781682570005 | ISBN 10: 1682570002

    War Is A Lie by David Swanson is a thorough refutation of every major argument used to justify wars, drawing on evidence from numerous past wars, with a focus on those that have been most widely defended as just and good. This is a handbook of sorts, ... more

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  • Cover image of book Left Field: The Memoir of a Lifelong Activist by David Wilson
    Left Field: The Memoir of a Lifelong Activist - by David Wilson

    £20.00   hardback   (2016) - ISBN 13: 9781783522262 | ISBN 10: 1783522267

    David Wilson has been a gaucho, a teacher, an artist's agent, a documentary filmmaker and playwright, but above all, he has been a lifelong political activist. In the 60s he marched to Aldermaston. In the 70s he protested against the Vietnam War and ... more

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  • Cover image of book Today We Drop Bombs, Tomorrow We Build Bridges: How Foreign Aid Became a Casualty of War by Peter Gill
    Today We Drop Bombs, Tomorrow We Build Bridges: How Foreign Aid Became a Casualty of War - by Peter Gill

    £12.99   paperback   (2016) - ISBN 13: 9781783601226 | ISBN 10: 1783601221

    The war on terror has politicised foreign aid as never before. Aid workers are being killed at an alarming rate and civilians in war-torn countries abandoned to their fate.   From the ravaged streets of Mogadishu to the unending struggle in H ... more

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  • Cover image of book Earth Democracy: Justice, Sustainability and Peace by Vandana Shiva
    Earth Democracy: Justice, Sustainability and Peace - by Vandana Shiva

    £16.99   paperback   (2016) - ISBN 13: 9781783607747 | ISBN 10: 1783607742

    A leading voice in the environmental movement, Vandana Shiva has played a key role in bringing the struggles for social and ecological justice to international attention.   Earth Democracy remains one of her key works, in which she addresses ... more

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  • Cover image of book The Destruction of Memory: Architecture at War by Robert Bevan
    The Destruction of Memory: Architecture at War - by Robert Bevan

    £9.95   paperback   (2016) - ISBN 13: 9781780235974 | ISBN 10: 1780235976

    The destruction of Nimrud and Palmyra, crumbled shells of mosques in Iraq, the fall of the World Trade Center towers on 9/11: when architectural totems such as these are destroyed by conflicts and the ravages of war, more than mere buildings ar ... more

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  • Cover image of book Hidden Structure of Violence: Who Benefits from Global Violence and War by Marc Pilisuk and Jennifer Rountree
    Hidden Structure of Violence: Who Benefits from Global Violence and War - by Marc Pilisuk and Jennifer Rountree

    £17.99   paperback   (2015) - ISBN 13: 9781583675427 | ISBN 10: 1583675426

    Acts of violence assume many forms: they may travel by the arc of a guided missile or in the language of an economic policy decision that contaminates drinking water, and they may leave behind a smoldering village or a starved child. The all-pervasiv ... more

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  • Cover image of book Peace: A Very Short Introduction by Oliver Richmond
    Peace: A Very Short Introduction - by Oliver Richmond

    £7.99   paperback   (2014) - ISBN 13: 9780199656004 | ISBN 10: 0199656002

    * Provides a succinct analysis of the evolution of the concept of peace * Clearly explains the concepts, theory, and terminology related to all aspects of peace * Examines the international institutions of peace, civil peace, and conflict resolutio ... more

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  • Cover image of book The Christmas Truce by Carol Ann Duffy, illustrated by David Roberts
    The Christmas Truce - by Carol Ann Duffy, illustrated by David Roberts

    £6.99   hardback   (2011) - ISBN 13: 9781447206408 | ISBN 10: 1447206401

    A new tale celebrating the magic of Christmas from the Poet Laureate, illustrated by David Roberts.   Down at the front, on a cold winter’s night in 1914, amidst the worst war the world had ever seen, an inexplicable silence spread from man to ... more

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  • Cover image of book Blood Rites: Origins and History of the Passions of War by Barbara Ehrenreich
    Blood Rites: Origins and History of the Passions of War - by Barbara Ehrenreich

    £9.99   paperback   (2011) - ISBN 13: 9781847083531 | ISBN 10: 1847083536

    What lies behind the human attraction to violence? Why do we glorify war, seeing it as an almost sacred undertaking?   Barbara Ehrenreich is known for the originality and clarity of her thinking, and in Blood Rites she proposes a radical new ... more

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  • Cover image of book Freedom From Fear by Aung San Suu Kyi
    Freedom From Fear - by Aung San Suu Kyi

    £9.99   paperback   (2010) - ISBN 13: 9780141039497 | ISBN 10: 0141039493

    Aung San Suu Kyi, human-rights activist and leader of Burma's National League for Democracy, was detained in 1989 by SLORC, the ruling military junta. In 1995 she was freed from six years' house arrest in Ragoon, where she was held as a prisoner of c ... more

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  • Cover image of book Violence by Slavoj Zizek
    Violence - by Slavoj Zizek

    £9.99   paperback   (2009) - ISBN 13: 9781846680274 | ISBN 10: 1846680271

    Does the advent of capitalism and, indeed, civilisation cause more violence than it prevents? Is there violence in the simple idea of 'the neighbour'? And could the appropriate form of action against violence today simply be to contemplate, to think? ... more

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  • Cover image of book Perfect Hostage by Justin Wintle
    Perfect Hostage - by Justin Wintle

    £9.99   paperback   (2008) - ISBN 13: 9780099491156 | ISBN 10: 009949115x

    Like Mahatma Gandhi, Martin Luther King and Nelson Mandela, Aung San Suu Kyi is an iconic figure, and the best-known prisoner of conscience alive today.  Awarded the Nobel Peace Prize in 1991, at great personal cost she has steadfastly opposed B ... more

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  • Cover image of book Darfur: A Short History of a Long War by Julie Flint and Alex de Waal
    Darfur: A Short History of a Long War - by Julie Flint and Alex de Waal

    £15.99   paperback   (2008) - ISBN 13: 9781842779507 | ISBN 10: 1842779508

    Written by two authors with unparalleled first-hand experience of Darfur, this is the definitive guide. Newly updated and hugely expanded, this edition details Darfur's history in Sudan. It traces the origins, organization and ideology of the infamou ... more

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  • Cover image of book Mahatma Gandhi: The Essential Writings by Mahatma Gandhi, edited with an introduction and notes by Judith M. Brown
    Mahatma Gandhi: The Essential Writings - by Mahatma Gandhi, edited with an introduction and notes by Judith M. Brown

    £10.99   paperback   (2008) - ISBN 13: 9780192807205 | ISBN 10: 019280720x

    Mahatma Gandhi was a profound and original thinker as well as one of the most influential figures in the history of the twentieth century. A religious and social reformer, he became a notable leader in the Indian nationalist movement, made famous for ... more

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  • Cover image of book Gandhi: The Story of My Experiments with Truth by Mahatma Gandhi
    Gandhi: The Story of My Experiments with Truth - by Mahatma Gandhi

    £10.99   paperback   (2007) - ISBN 13: 9780141032733 | ISBN 10: 0141032731

    Mohandad Karamchand Gandhi was born in western India in 1869. He was educated in London and later travelled to South Africa, where he experienced racism and took up the rights of Indians, instituting his first campaign of passive resistance. In ... 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 Peace Psychology: A Comprehensive Introduction by Herbert H. Blumberg, A.Paul Hare and Anna Costin
    Peace Psychology: A Comprehensive Introduction - by Herbert H. Blumberg, A.Paul Hare and Anna Costin

    £44.99   paperback   (2006) - ISBN 13: 9780521547857 | ISBN 10: 0521547857

    A comprehensive introduction to the rapidly growing research area of peace psychology. Both a topic in its own right and studied within courses on peace studies, conflict studies and subsidiaries of psychology, international relations and politics, p ... more

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  • Cover image of book Not One More Death by Eno, Pinter, Le Carre, Dawkins, Faber and Zangana
    Not One More Death - by Eno, Pinter, Le Carre, Dawkins, Faber and Zangana

    £5.00   paperback   (2006) - ISBN 13: 9781844671168 | ISBN 10: 184467116x

    At a time when the US and UK are contemplating further imperial adventures in Iran, Not One More Death lays bare the act of state terrorism that is the invasion and occuption of Iraq, and reveals the tapestry of lies that underpins it. Prominent ... more

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  • Cover image of book The No-Nonsense Guide to Conflict and Peace by Helen Ware
    The No-Nonsense Guide to Conflict and Peace - by Helen Ware

    £6.99   paperback   (2006) - ISBN 13: 9781904456421 | ISBN 10: 1904456421

    The 20th century was the most bloody in history as sophisticated weaponry killed millions of people. And already conflict in the new century has taken a heavy toll. In today's world, most wars are within countries rather than between states. Often, i ... 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 Calming the Fearful Mind: A Zen Response to Terrorism by Thich Nhat Hanh
    Calming the Fearful Mind: A Zen Response to Terrorism - by Thich Nhat Hanh

    £13.99   paperback   (2005) - ISBN 13: 9781888375510 | ISBN 10: 1888375515

    In Calming the Fearful Mind, Zen Master Thich Nhat Hanh explains how to find true safety in an age of terror. With simple insight, he illustrates how we can transform and uproot terrorism through the practices of compassion, deep listening, and mindf ... more

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  • Cover image of book To Heal a Fractured World: The Ethics of Responsibility by Jonathan Sacks
    To Heal a Fractured World: The Ethics of Responsibility - by Jonathan Sacks

    £16.99   paperback   (2005) - ISBN 13: 9780826480392 | ISBN 10: 082648039x

    One of Judaism's most distinctive and challenging ideas is its ethics of responsibility. We have been given the gift of freedom and we in turn have to honour and enhance the freedom of others. More than in any previous generation, we have been tempte ... more

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  • Cover image of book Next Year in Jerusalem by Daphna Golan-Agnon
    Next Year in Jerusalem - by Daphna Golan-Agnon

    £21.99   hardback   (2005) - ISBN 13: 9781565849303 | ISBN 10: 1565849302

    Through anecdotes, interviews and letters, the author provides an insider's view of the milestones of the Israeli peace movement, drawing on her experience as co-founder of the pioneering human rights organization B'Tselem and the feminist peace grou ... more

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  • Cover image of book State of the World: Global Security 2005, 22nd Edition. by Worldwatch Institute
    State of the World: Global Security 2005, 22nd Edition. - by Worldwatch Institute

    £20.99   paperback   (2005) - ISBN 13: 9781844071623 | ISBN 10: 1844071626

    'State of the World 2005' takes a new and deeper look at the theme that has dominated international politics since 9/11: security. Not just the armed conflicts that occur when it breaks down, but also the underlying social, economic and environmental ... more

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  • Cover image of book The Beauty Queen
    The Beauty Queen's Guide to World Peace: Money, Power & Mayhem in the 21st Century - by Dan Plesch

    £8.99   paperback   (2004) - ISBN 13: 9781842751107 | ISBN 10: 1842751107

    What every beauty queen really wants is world peace, but isn't that just a dream? Terrorist attacks, the war in Iraq and wapons of mass destruction make peace seem further away then ever. How can it be achieved? In this ground-breaking and controver ... more

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  • Cover image of book Aung San Suu Kyi: Standing Up for Democracy in Burma by Bettina Ling
    Aung San Suu Kyi: Standing Up for Democracy in Burma - by Bettina Ling

    £11.99   paperback   (1999) - ISBN 13: 9781558611979 | ISBN 10: 1558611975

    When Aung San Suu Kyi was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize in 1991, she was unable to accept the prize in person. The military dictatorship controlling her country, Burma, had placed her under house arrest for her efforts to establish a democratic gover ... more

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