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Related category: Peace & Human Rights
Related booklists: Iraq, Experiences of War - Soldiers, Experiences of War - Civilians, Peace, War and Non-Violence, Peace Activism, Conscientious Objectors and Pacifists, Drones and Drone Warfare,

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 36 books in this booklist

  • Cover image of book CND At 60: Britain
    CND At 60: Britain's Most Enduring Mass Movement - by Kate Hudson

    £12.95   paperback   (2018) - ISBN 13: 9780995535244 | ISBN 10: 0995535248

    Kate Hudson’s new book charts the inside story of CND over six decades, as it became a byword for protest and radicalism.   This book is timed to coincide with the Campaign for Nuclear Disarmament’s 60th anniversary, drawing on archive m ... 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 Nothing Ever Dies: Vietnam and the Memory of War by Viet Thanh Nguyen
    Nothing Ever Dies: Vietnam and the Memory of War - by Viet Thanh Nguyen

    £12.95   paperback   (2017) - ISBN 13: 9780674979840 | ISBN 10: 0674979842

    All wars are fought twice, the first time on the battlefield, the second time in memory. From the author of the Pulitzer Prize–winning novel The Sympathizer comes a searching exploration of the conflict Americans call the Vietnam War and Vietnamese ... more

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  • Cover image of book Voices for Peace: War, Resistance and America
    Voices for Peace: War, Resistance and America's Quest for Full-Spectrum Dominance - by T. J. Coles (Editor)

    £10.99   paperback   (2017) - ISBN 13: 9781905570898 | ISBN 10: 1905570899

    The United States’ military doctrine, as proclaimed by its Department of Defense, is to attain ‘full-spectrum dominance… in the air, land, maritime and space domains and information environment... without effective opposition or prohibitive int ... 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 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 Drone Theory by Gregoire Chamayou
    Drone Theory - by Gregoire Chamayou

    £6.99   paperback   (2015) - ISBN 13: 9780241970348 | ISBN 10: 0241970342

    In 2011 alone, the US deployed one drone strike every four days in Pakistan. Drone Theory is a rigorous polemic against the increasing use of robot warfare around the world.   Drawing on philosophical debate, moral lessons from Greek mytholog ... more

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  • Cover image of book Not Our War: Writings Against the First World War by A.W. Zurbrugg (Editor)
    Not Our War: Writings Against the First World War - by A.W. Zurbrugg (Editor)

    £12.95   paperback   (2014) - ISBN 13: 9780850366143 | ISBN 10: 0850366143

    An anthology of First World War voices Some of the voices here came to oppose the war after reflecting on experience, others opposed it on principle before a shot was fired - they may have been few in number, but gradually their influence rose. ... more

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  • Cover image of book Wounding the World: How Military Violence and War-Play Invade Our Lives by Joanna Bourke
    Wounding the World: How Military Violence and War-Play Invade Our Lives - by Joanna Bourke

    £20.00   hardback   (2014) - ISBN 13: 9780349004327 | ISBN 10: 0349004323

    Wars are frequently justified 'in our name'. Militarist values and practices co-opt us, permeating our language, invading our dream space, entertaining us at the movies or in front of game consoles. Our taxes pay for those war machines. Our loved one ... more

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  • Cover image of book Useful Enemies: When Waging Wars is More Important Than Winning Them by David Keen
    Useful Enemies: When Waging Wars is More Important Than Winning Them - by David Keen

    £10.99   paperback   (2014) - ISBN 13: 9780300205435 | ISBN 10: 0300205430

    There are currently between twenty and thirty civil wars worldwide, while at a global level the Cold War has been succeeded by a "war on drugs" and a "war on terror" that continues to rage a decade after 9/11. Why is this, when we know how destructiv ... more

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  • Cover image of book Inventing Peace: A Dialogue on Perception by Wim Wenders and Mary Zournazi
    Inventing Peace: A Dialogue on Perception - by Wim Wenders and Mary Zournazi

    £20.00   paperback   (2013) - ISBN 13: 9781780766935 | ISBN 10: 1780766939

    Inventing Peace revolves around the question of how we look at the world, but do not see it when there is so much war, injustice, suffering and violence. What are the ethical and moral consequences of looking, but not seeing, and, most of all, what h ... more

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  • Cover image of book Investment in Blood: The True Cost of Britain
    Investment in Blood: The True Cost of Britain's Afghan War - by Frank Ledwidge

    £18.99   paperback   (2013) - ISBN 13: 9780300190625 | ISBN 10: 030019062x

    In this follow-up to his much-praised book Losing Small Wars: British Military Failure in Iraq and Afghanistan, Frank Ledwidge argues that Britain has paid a heavy cost both financially and in human terms for its involvement in the Afghanistan wa ... more

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  • Cover image of book All Quiet on the Western Front by Erich Maria Remarque
    All Quiet on the Western Front - by Erich Maria Remarque

    £8.99   paperback   (2013) - ISBN 13: 9780099532811 | ISBN 10: 0099532816

    All Quiet on the Western Front is the most famous anti-war novel ever written. One by one the boys begin to fall... In 1914 a room full of German schoolboys, fresh-faced and idealistic, are goaded by their schoolmaster to troop off to the 'gl ... 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 womens 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 Abolition of War by Krzysztof Wodiczko
    The Abolition of War - by Krzysztof Wodiczko

    £14.95   paperback   (2012) - ISBN 13: 9781907317668 | ISBN 10: 190731766x

    Internationally renowned artist, Krzysztof Wodiczko presents here an ambitious cultural project for the abolition of war.   Krzysztof Wodiczko is well-known for his large-scale, slide and video projections on architectural facades an ... more

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  • Cover image of book Stop the War: A Graphic History by Marie Gollentz
    Stop the War: A Graphic History - by Marie Gollentz

    £20.00   paperback   (2011) - ISBN 13: 9781903427590 | ISBN 10: 1903427592

    Stop the War: A Graphic History celebrates in photographs 10 years of the Stop the War movement, the demonstrations and events that captured the imagination of a generation, creating Britain's biggest ever mass movement.   Posters and graphic ... more

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  • Cover image of book Damned Fools in Utopia: And Other Writings on Anarchism and War Resistance by Nicolas Walter
    Damned Fools in Utopia: And Other Writings on Anarchism and War Resistance - by Nicolas Walter

    £20.99   paperback   (2011) - ISBN 13: 9781604862225 | ISBN 10: 160486222x

    Nicolas Walter was the son of the neurologist, W. Grey Walter, and both his grandfathers had known Peter Kropotkin and Edward Carpenter. However, it was the twin jolts of Suez and the Hungarian Revolution while still a student, followed by participat ... more

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  • Cover image of book Sexual Violence and Armed Conflict by Janie L. Leatherman
    Sexual Violence and Armed Conflict - by Janie L. Leatherman

    £17.99   paperback   (2011) - ISBN 13: 9780745641881 | ISBN 10: 0745641881

    Every year, hundreds of thousands of women become victims of sexual violence in conflict zones around the world; in the Democratic Republic of Congo alone, approximately 1,100 rapes are reported each month.  This book offers a comprehens ... more

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  • Cover image of book Rose: Love in Violent Times by Inga Muscio
    Rose: Love in Violent Times - by Inga Muscio

    £12.99   paperback   (2010) - ISBN 13: 9781583229262 | ISBN 10: 1583229264

    With trademark precision and razor-sharp wit, Inga Muscio explores the impacts of passive violence, abuse, war, and cultural trauma on our most intimate lives in order to uncover a path toward healthy and imaginative sex and love.   Rose break ... more

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  • Cover image of book Bombing Civilians: A Twentieth-Century History by Yuki Tanaka and Marilyn B. Young (Editors)
    Bombing Civilians: A Twentieth-Century History - by Yuki Tanaka and Marilyn B. Young (Editors)

    £17.99   paperback   (2010) - ISBN 13: 9781595585479 | ISBN 10: 1595585478

    From the British bombing of Iraq in the early 1920s to more recent conflicts in Kosovo, Afghanistan, Iraq, and Lebanon, indiscriminate aerial bombing has been a frighteningly common strategy of mode warfare, owing much to the relative safety of the a ... more

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  • Cover image of book The Bomb by Howard Zinn
    The Bomb - by Howard Zinn

    £5.99   paperback   (2010) - ISBN 13: 9780872865099 | ISBN 10: 0872865096

    As an active WWII bombardier returning from the end of the war in Europe and preparing for combat in Japan, Howard Zinn read the headline "Atomic Bomb Dropped on Japan" and was glad the war would be over. "Like other Americans," writes Zinn, "I had ... more

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  • Cover image of book Dynamic of Destruction: Culture and Mass Killing in the First World War by Alan Kramer
    Dynamic of Destruction: Culture and Mass Killing in the First World War - by Alan Kramer

    £24.99   paperback   (2008) - ISBN 13: 9780199543779 | ISBN 10: 0199543771

    On 26 August 1914 the world-famous university library in the Belgian town of Louvain was looted and destroyed by German troops. The international community reacted in horror - 'Holocaust at Louvain' proclaimed the Daily Mail - and the behaviour of th ... more

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  • Cover image of book The First Casualty by Ben Elton
    The First Casualty - by Ben Elton

    £8.99   paperback   (2006) - ISBN 13: 9780552771306 | ISBN 10: 0552771309

    Flanders, June 1917: a British officer and celebrated poet, is shot dead, killed not by German fire, but while recuperating from shell shock well behind the lines. A young English soldier is arrested and, although he protests his innocence, charged w ... 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 War Trash by Ha Jin
    War Trash - by Ha Jin

    £12.99   paperback   (2006) - ISBN 13: 9780141023960 | ISBN 10: 0141023961

    North-East China, 1951. Yu Yuan, a fresh-faced cadet straight out of university, finds himself attached to a corps of 'volunteers' sent by Mao to help shore up the communist side in Korea at the outset of the 1951-3 War. Poorly armed and unprepared f ... more

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  • Cover image of book Shockwave: The Countdown to Hiroshima by Stephen Walker
    Shockwave: The Countdown to Hiroshima - by Stephen Walker

    £8.99   paperback   (2006) - ISBN 13: 9780719566264 | ISBN 10: 0719566266

    6 August 1945, 9.15 a.m. Six miles above Hiroshima, the bombardier of the Enola Gay releases an atomic bomb into the freezing skies. Seconds later, the city is obliterated in a single, monumental blast of fire. The destruction is immediate and catast ... 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 Guernica: Biography of a Twentieth Century Icon by Gijs van Hensbergen
    Guernica: Biography of a Twentieth Century Icon - by Gijs van Hensbergen

    £12.99   paperback   (2005) - ISBN 13: 9780747568735 | ISBN 10: 0747568731

    Of all the great paintings in the world, Picasso's Guernica has had a more direct impact on our consciousness than perhaps any other. This absorbing and revealing book tells the story of this masterpiece, from its origin in the destruction of the Ba ... more

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  • Cover image of book Arms for Oil by Michael Barratt Brown
    Arms for Oil - by Michael Barratt Brown

    £5.00   paperback   (2005) - ISBN 13: 9780851246987 | ISBN 10: 0851246982

    Why do one third of the world's arms exports - from the United States, the United Kingdom, France and Russia - go to one fifteenth of the world's peoples - all in the 'Middle East'? The obvious answer would be that the arms exporting countries want t ... more

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  • Cover image of book Stop the War: The Story of Britain
    Stop the War: The Story of Britain's Biggest Mass Movement - by Andrew Murray & Lindsey German

    £15.99   paperback   (2005) - ISBN 13: 9781905192007 | ISBN 10: 1905192002

    This is not just another book about the Iraq war and its military, diplomatic and political history. Of those there are plenty already. Instead it is the story of a remarkable mass movement. Mass movements appear to come from nowhere, and they tak ... 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 War is a Racket by Smedley D. Butler
    War is a Racket - by Smedley D. Butler

    £8.99   paperback   (2003) - ISBN 13: 9780922915866 | ISBN 10: 0922915865

    New edition of the anti-war classic from 1935 by America's most decorated soldier. Smedley Darlington Butler took his Constitutional vows seriously, repelling threats to America both without and within. Shortly after retiring from a lauded career, t ... more

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  • Cover image of book Against War with Iraq: An Anti-War Primer by Michael Ratner et al
    Against War with Iraq: An Anti-War Primer - by Michael Ratner et al

    £4.99   paperback   (2003) - ISBN 13: 9781583225912 | ISBN 10: 1583225919

    Seven Stories Press have brought out another of their handy & affordable Open Media Pamphlet series. This is an excellent resource that thoroughly examines the issues around the current crisis - it details the Bush administration's alleged justificat ... more

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  • Cover image of book Out of the Nuclear Shadow by Smitu Kothari and Zia Mian (Editors)
    Out of the Nuclear Shadow - by Smitu Kothari and Zia Mian (Editors)

    £21.95   paperback   (2001) - ISBN 13: 9781842770597 | ISBN 10: 1842770594

    Outraged conscience, careful arguement, poetry, political analysis - gathered here is the diversity of voices, traditions, approaches, that are weaving themselves into an anti-nuclear and peace movement in India and Pakistan.In these essays, written ... more

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  • Cover image of book New Nukes: India, Pakistan and Global Nuclear Disarmament by Pratful Bidwai and Achin Vanaik
    New Nukes: India, Pakistan and Global Nuclear Disarmament - by Pratful Bidwai and Achin Vanaik

    £12.99   paperback   (2000) - ISBN 13: 9781902669250 | ISBN 10: 1902669258

    The recent Indian and Pakistani nuclear tests brought nuclear proliferation and the terrible threat of nuclear war back to the world's centre stage. The south Asian nuclear moves have raised regional tensions, transformed Kashmir into a potentially n ... more

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  • Cover image of book When the Wind Blows by Raymond Briggs
    When the Wind Blows - by Raymond Briggs

    £8.99   paperback   (1986) - ISBN 13: 9780140094190 | ISBN 10: 0140094199

    Raymond Briggs's comic cartoon book depicts the effects of a nuclear attack on an elderly couple, in his usual touching, yet macabre way. ... more

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