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Conscientious Objectors and Pacifists -

Related category: Peace & Human Rights
Related booklists: Anti-War, Peace, War and Non-Violence, Biography and Autobiography, Peace Activism, Vera Brittain, Non-Violent Campaigning and Activism,

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 18 books in this booklist

  • Cover image of book Quaker Quicks: Why I Am a Pacifist by Tim Gee
    Quaker Quicks: Why I Am a Pacifist - by Tim Gee

    £6.99   paperback   (2019) - ISBN 13: 9781789040166 | ISBN 10: 1789040167

    Tim Gee tells the story of why he became a pacifist and what it means to him. Tim Gee reflects on the lives of peacemakers past and present to provide responses to questions like “Don’t we have to hit back if we're hurt?”, “Don’t we ne ... more

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  • Cover image of book The Greatest Need: The Creative Life and Troubled Times of Lily Tobias by Jasmine Donahaye
    The Greatest Need: The Creative Life and Troubled Times of Lily Tobias - by Jasmine Donahaye

    £10.99   paperback   (2015) - ISBN 13: 9781909983236 | ISBN 10: 1909983233

    he first full biography of Lily Tobias (1887-1984) a Jewish writer from Wales: a courageous, idealistic woman who wrote compellingly about Jewish life and experience in the 20th century.   Daughter of Polish immigrant parents, Lily Tobias grew ... more

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  • Cover image of book Conscientious Objection: Bertrand Russell and the Pacifists in the First World War by Jo Vellacott
    Conscientious Objection: Bertrand Russell and the Pacifists in the First World War - by Jo Vellacott

    £14.99   paperback   (2015) - ISBN 13: 9780851248424 | ISBN 10: 085124842x

    "Jo Vellacotts excellent book is a model of careful scholarship, clear and lively writing, and the choice of a subject that matters deeply. One hundred years on, its high time we honored those who had the courage to speak out against the madness of ... more

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  • Cover image of book Conscientious Objectors of the First World War: A Determined Resistance by Ann Kramer
    Conscientious Objectors of the First World War: A Determined Resistance - by Ann Kramer

    £19.99   hardback   (2014) - ISBN 13: 9781844681198 | ISBN 10: 184468119x

    The story of conscientious objection in Britain begins in 1916, when conscription was introduced for the first time. Some 16,000 men the first conscientious objectors refused conscription because they believed on grounds of conscience that it was ... more

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  • Cover image of book Soldier Box: Why I Won
    Soldier Box: Why I Won't Return to the War on Terror - by Joe Glenton

    £12.99   hardback   (2013) - ISBN 13: 9781781680926 | ISBN 10: 1781680922

    A brave, moving account of a soldier who refused to return to Afghanistan.   When the War on Terror began, Joe Glenton signed up to serve his nation. He passed through basic training and deployed to Afghanistan in 2006. What he saw overseas ... more

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  • Cover image of book The Absolutist by John Boyne
    The Absolutist - by John Boyne

    £8.99   paperback   (2012) - ISBN 13: 9780552775403 | ISBN 10: 0552775401

    September 1919: Twenty-years-old Tristan Sadler takes a train from London to Norwich to deliver a clutch of letters to Marian Bancroft. Tristan fought alongside Marian's brother Will during the Great War. They trained together. They fought together. ... 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 Eva Gore-Booth: An Image of Such Politics by Sonja Tiernan
    Eva Gore-Booth: An Image of Such Politics - by Sonja Tiernan

    £17.99   paperback   (2012) - ISBN 13: 9780719082320 | ISBN 10: 0719082323

    This is the first dedicated biography of the extraordinary Irish woman, Eva Gore-Booth. Gore-Booth rejected her aristocratic heritage choosing to live and work amongst the poorest classes in industrial Manchester. Her work on behalf of barmaids, circ ... 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 The Will to Resist: Soldiers Who Refuse to Fight in Iraq and Afghanistan by Dahr Jamail
    The Will to Resist: Soldiers Who Refuse to Fight in Iraq and Afghanistan - by Dahr Jamail

    £14.99   paperback   (2011) - ISBN 13: 9781608460953 | ISBN 10: 1608460959

    A prize-winning, unembedded journalist tells the hidden story of American soldiers turning against an unjust war.  Dahr Jamail's comprehensive study of today's military resisters sheds new light on the contours of dissent within the ranks ... more

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  • Cover image of book We Will Not Go to War: Conscientious Objection During the World Wars by Felicity Goodall
    We Will Not Go to War: Conscientious Objection During the World Wars - by Felicity Goodall

    £11.99   paperback   (2010) - ISBN 13: 9780752458571 | ISBN 10: 0752458574

    During the First and Second World Wars thousands of men and women refused the call to arms. Reviled, starved and beaten, theirs was a battle of conscience.   In the First World War, seventy-three conscientious objectors died as a result o ... more

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  • Cover image of book Seeing Things: A Memoir by Oliver Postgate
    Seeing Things: A Memoir - by Oliver Postgate

    £12.99   paperback   (2010) - ISBN 13: 9781847678416 | ISBN 10: 1847678416

    Oliver Postgate's death in December 2008 was greeted with great sadness. For over forty years his name was synonymous with the best in children's television Bagpuss, The Clangers, Ivor the Engine, The Pogles, Noggin the Nog, Pingwings. Oliver wrote ... more

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  • Cover image of book Because You Died: Poetry and Prose of the First World War and After by Vera Brittain, edited and introduced by Mark Bostridge
    Because You Died: Poetry and Prose of the First World War and After - by Vera Brittain, edited and introduced by Mark Bostridge

    £8.99   paperback   (2010) - ISBN 13: 9781844084142 | ISBN 10: 1844084140

    Perhaps some day the sun will shine again,And I shall see that still the skies are blue,And feel once more I do not live in vain,Although bereft of You...So wrote twenty-two-year-old Vera Brittain, mouring the loss of her fiance Roland Leighton on t ... 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 Meja 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 Vera Brittain: A Life by Paul Berry and Mark Bostridge
    Vera Brittain: A Life - by Paul Berry and Mark Bostridge

    £12.99   paperback   (2008) - ISBN 13: 9781844085460 | ISBN 10: 1844085465

    Shortlisted for the Whitbread Biography Award, the NCR Prize for non-fiction and the Fawcett Prize. "This thoughtful portrait of a dauntless feminist and pacifist combines the readability of a novel with the authenticity of fact."(Lyndall Gordon, ... 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 Testament of Youth: An Autobiographical Study of the Years 1900-1925 by Vera Brittain
    Testament of Youth: An Autobiographical Study of the Years 1900-1925 - by Vera Brittain

    £14.99   paperback   (2004) - ISBN 13: 9780860680352 | ISBN 10: 0860680355

    In 1914 Vera Brittain was eighteen and, as war was declared, she was preparing to study at Oxford. Four years later her life - and the life of her whole generation - had changed in a way that was unimaginable in the tranquil pre-war era. Testament o ... more

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  • Cover image of book Refusenik: Israel
    Refusenik: Israel's Soldiers of Conscience - by Peretz Kidron (ed)

    £31.99   paperback   (2004) - ISBN 13: 9781842774519 | ISBN 10: 1842774514

    Hundreds of Israeli soldiers, called up to take part in controversial campaigns like the 1982 invasion of Lebanon or policing duties in the Palestinian territories today, have refused orders. Many of these 'refuseniks' have faced prison sentences rat ... more

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