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Ackerman, Peter and Christopher Kruegler. Strategic nonviolent Conflict: The Dynamics of People Power.

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

Adolf, Antony. Peace:A World History.

After Words: Who Speaks on War, Justice, and Peace? Los Angeles: Asian American Studies Center, U of California, Los Angeles, 2002.

Alford, Fred. Whistleblowers:Broken Lives and Organizational Power.

Amstutz, Lorraine Stutzman., and Judy H. Mullet. The Little Book of Restorative Discipline for Schools: Teaching Responsibility, Creating Caring Climates. Intercourse, PA: Good, 2005.

Andreas, Joel. Addicted to War:Why the U.S. Can’t Kick Militarism.

Apel, William D. Signs of Peace: The Interfaith Letters of Thomas Merton. Maryknoll, NY: Orbis, 2006.

Arbinger Institute. The Anatomy of Peace: Resolving the Heart of Conflict. Berrett-Koehler Publishers; 1 edition (May 1, 2008).

Arendt, Hannah. On Violence. New York: Harcourt, Brace, Jovanovich, 1970.

Arnold, David. Gandhi.

Arnow, Jan. Teaching Peace: How to Raise Children to Live in Harmony: Without Fear, without Prejudice, without Violence. New York: Berkley Pub., 1995.

Aronson, Elliot. Nobody Left to Hate: Teaching Compassion after Columbine. New York: W.H. Freeman, 2000.

Ash, Timothy. The Magic Lantern: The Revolution of ’89 in Warsaw, Budapest, Berlin and Prague.

Aureli, Filippo, and F. B. M. De Waal. Natural Conflict Resolution. Berkeley: U of California, 2000.

Bajaj, Monisha. Encyclopedia of Peace Education. Charlotte, NC: Information Age Pub., 2008.

Barak, Gregg. Violence and Nonviolence: Pathways to Understanding.

Barash, David P. Approaches to Peace: A Reader in Peace Studies. 2nd Edition.

Barash, David and Charles Webel. Peace and Conflict Studies.

Barbour, Floyd B. ed. The Black Power Revolt.

Barclay, David and Eric Weitz, eds. Between Reform and Revolution: German Socialism and Communism…1840 to 1990.

Bar-On, Mordechai. In Pursuit of Peace: A History of the Israeli Peace Movement.

Beane, Allan L. The Bully Free Classroom: Over 100 Tips and Strategies for Teachers K-8. Minneapolis, MN: Free Spirit Pub., 1999.

Bell, P. M. H. The Origins of the Second World War in Europe. Harlow: Pearson/Longman, 2007.

Berenbaum, Michael. The World Must Know: The History of the Holocaust as Told in the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum. Boston: Little, Brown, 1993.

Bergfeldt, Lennart. Experiences of Civilian Resistance: The Case of Denmark, 1940-1945.

Bhagavan, Manu and Anne Feldhaus. Claiming Power from Below: Dalits and the Subaltern Question in India.

Bhagavan, Manu and Anne Feldhaus. Speaking Truth to Power:Religion, Caste and the Subaltern Question in India.

Bouvard, Marguerite Guzman. Revolutionizing Motherhood: The Mothers of the Plaza de Mayo.

Brock, Peter. Pacifism: In Europe to 1914.

Brook, Timothy. Quelling the People: The Military Suppression of the Beijing Democracy Movement.

Brown, J. J. Surge to Freedom: The End of Communist Rule in Eastern Europe.

Brown, Judith M. Gandhi and Civil Disobedience.

Brown, Judith M. Gandhi: Prisoner of Hope.

Browning, Christopher. Ordinary Men: Reserve Police Battalion 101 and the Final Solution in Poland.

Brysac, Shareen Blair. Resisting Hitler: Mildred Harnack and the Red Orchestra.

Brysk, Alison. The Politics of Human Rights in Argentina: Protest, Change and Democratization.

Burrowes, Robert J. Strategy of Nonviolent Defense:A Gandhian Approach.

Burton, Sandra. Impossible Dream: The Marcoses, the Aquinos, and the Unfinished Revolution.

Butler, Smedley D. and Adam Parfrey. War Is a Racket: Anti-War Classic by America’s Most Decorated General.

Carsten, F. L. War Against War: British and German Radical Movements in the First World War.

Cashman, Greg. What Causes War?

Chandra, Bipan. India’s Struggle for Independence.

Chang, Sharon H. Raising Mixed Race: Multiracial Asian Children in a Post-Racial World. Routledge; December 2015.

Chappell, Paul K., and Gavin De Becker. The End of War: How Waging Peace Can save Humanity, Our Planet and Our Future. Westport, CT: Easton Studio, 2010. Print.

Chödrön, Pema, and Sandy Boucher. Practicing Peace in times of War. Boston: Shambhala, 2006. Print.

Chopra, Jarat. Peace Maintenance:Evolution of International Political Economy.

Clark, Robert P. Negotiating with ETA: Obstacles to Peace in the Basque Country, 1975-1988.

Coloroso, Barbara. Extraordinary Evil: A Short Walk to Genocide. New York: Nation, 2007. Print.

Cooper, Sandi E. Patriotic Pacifism: Waging War on War in Europe, 1815-1914.

Cortright, David. Gandhi and Beyond: Nonviolence for a New Political Age.

Cortright, David. Soldiers in Revolt:GI Resistance during the Vietnam War.

Dalton, Dennis. Mahatma Gandhi: Nonviolent Power in Action.

Dellinger, Dave. More Power than We Know.

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

Ellsberg, Daniel. Secrets: A Memoir of Vietnam and the Pentagon Papers.

Erikson, Erik. Gandhi’s Truth: On the Origins of Militant Nonviolence.

Fahey, Joseph, and Richard Armstrong, eds. Peace Reader.

Fanon, Frantz. The Wretched of the Earth.

Fisher, Jo. Mothers of the Disappeared.

Fitz-Gibbon, Andrew. Positive Peace.

Fry, Douglas P. Beyond War:The Human Potential for Peace.

Galtung, Johan, Carl G. Jacobsen, Kai-Frithjof Brand-Jacobsen. Searching for Peace: Road to Transcend. 2nd Ed.

Galtung, Johan. Peace by Peaceful Means.

Galtung, Johan. The Fall of the U.S. Empire.

Gandhi (1982).

Gandhi, Mohandas. An Autobiography: The Story of My Experiments with Truth.

Gandhi, Mohandas. Hind Swaraj. [Indian Self-Rule]

Gandhi, Mohandas. Non-Violent Resistance (Satyagraha).

Gelvin, James. The Arab Uprisings: What Everyone Needs to Know.

Gilbert, Sir Martin. The Righteous: The Unsung Heroes of the Holocaust.

Ginbar, Yuval. Why Not Torture Terrorists? Moral, Practical, and Legal Aspects of the ‘Ticking Bomb’ Justification for Torture.

Goyal, Rajeev. The Springs of Namje: A Ten-year Journey from the Villages of Nepal to the Halls of Congress. Boston: Beacon, 2012. Print.

Gray, Tony. Champions of Peace: The Story of Alfred Nobel, the Peace Prize and the Laureates.

Greenland, Susan Kaiser. The Mindful Child: How to Help Your Kid Manage Stress and Become Happier, Kinder, and More Compassionate. New York: Free, 2010. Print.

Gregor, Thomas A., ed. Natural History of Peace.

Halloran, Richard. Sparky: Warrior, Peacemaker, Poet, Patriot: A Portrait of Senator Spark M. Matsunaga. Honolulu: Watermark Pub., 2002. Print.

Hamann, Brigitte. Bertha Von Suttner: A Life for Peace. Trans. Ann Dubsky.

Hampton, Harry and Steve Fayer with Sarah Flynn. Voice of Freedom: An Oral History of the Civil Rights Movement from the 1950s through the 1980s.

Harris, Ian M., and Mary Lee. Morrison. Peace Education. Jefferson, NC: McFarland, 2003. Print.

Hauptmann, Gerhart. The Weavers

Haurwas, Stanley. The Peacable Kingdom: A Primer in Christian Ethics.

Havel, Vaclev. The Power of the Powerless.

Hawkes, Nigel, ed. Tearing Down the Iron Curtain: The People’s Revolution in Eastern Europe.

Hayner, Priscilla B. Unspeakable Truths. 2nd Ed.

Hochschild, Adam. King Leopold’s Ghost.

Hochschild, Adam. To End All Wars: A Story of Loyalty and Rebellion, 1914-1918.

Holmes, Robert L. Nonviolence in Theory and Practice. 3rd Ed.

Housden, Martyn. The League of Nations and the Organization of Peace.

Howes, Craig & Osorio, Jonathan. The Value of Hawaii: Knowing the Past, Shaping the Future.

Hunter, Robert. The Palestinian Uprising.

Ikeda, Daisaku, and Olivier Urbain. A Forum for Peace: Daisaku Ikeda’s Proposals to the UN. New York: I.B. Tauris& Co, 2014. Print.

Jack, Homer, ed. The Gandhi Reader.

Joll, James. The Origins of the First World War. London: Longman, 2007. ISBN: 978-0582423794 $50.

Keane, John. Reflections on Violence.

Kornbluh, Peter. The Pinochet File: A Declassified Dossier on Atrocity and Accountability.

Kuehnast, Kathleen R., Jonge Oudraat Chantal De, and Helga Maria Hernes. Women and War: Power and Protection in the 21st Century. Washington, D.C.: United States Institute of Peace, 2011. Print.

Kurlansky, Mark. Nonviolence: The History of a Dangerous Idea.

Kyi, Aung San Suu. Freedom from Fear.

Laba, Roman. The Roots of Solidarity: A Political Sociology of Poland’s Working-Class Democratization.

Lazerson, Joshua. Against the Tide: Whites in the Struggle Against Apartheid.

Lederach, John Paul. The Little Book of Conflict Transformation. Intercourse, PA: Good, 2003. Print.

Lewis, John. Walking with the Wind: A Memoir of the Movement.

Lewis, Scarlett. Nurturing Healing Love: A Mother’s Journey of Hope and Forgiveness. United States: Hay House, 2013. Print.

Lindenfield, Frank and J. Rothschild-Whitt, ed. Workplace Democracy and Social Change.

Lynch, Cecelia. Beyond Appeasement: Interpreting Interwar Peace Movements in World Politics.

Lynch, Eleanor W., and Marci J. Hanson. Developing Cross-cultural Competence: A Guide for Working with Young Children and Their Families. Baltimore: P.H. Brookes Pub., 1992. Print.

MacQueen, Norrie. The United Nations, Peace Operations and the Cold War. 2nd  ed. New York: Longman, 2011.

Marx, Anthony. Lessons of Struggle: South African Internal Opposition, 1960-1990.

Matos, Francisco Cardoso Gomes De. Dignity – a Multidimensional View. S.l.: Dignity, 2013. Print.

McCarthy, Colman. I’d Rather Teach Peace. Maryknoll, NY: Orbis, 2002. Print.

McCarthy, Colman. Strength through Peace: The Ideas and People of Nonviolence. Washington, D.C.: Center for Teaching Peace, 2001. Print.

McManus, Philip and Gerald Schlabach, eds. Relentless Persistence: Nonviolent Action in Latin America.

Mercada, Monina Allarey. People Power: An Eyewitness History, The Philippine Revolution of 1986.

Merton,Thomas. Passion for Peace, New and Revised: Struggle for Non-Violence. Revised Edition.

Minzhu, Han [pseud.]. Cries for Democracy: Writings and Speeches from the 1989 Chinese Democracy Movement.

Mufson, Steven. Fighting Years: Black Resistance and the Struggle for a New South Africa.

Nagler, Michael. The Search for a Nonviolent Future: A Promise of Peace for Ourselves, Our Families, and Our World.

Nagler, Michael. UC Berkeley

Nation, R. Craig. War on War.

Nepstad, Sharon Erickson. Nonviolent Revolutions: Civil Resistance in the Late 20th Century.

Nhat Hanh, Thich. Creating True Peace: Ending Violence in Yourself, Your Family, Your Community, and the World.

Noddings, Nel. Peace Education: How We Come to Love and Hate War. Cambridge: Cambridge UP, 2012. Print.

Nussbaum, Martha Craven. Cultivating Humanity: A Classical Defense of Reform in Liberal Education. Cambridge, MA: Harvard UP, 1997. Print.

O’Balance, Edgar. The Intifada.

Overy, R. J. 1939: Countdown to War. New York: Viking, 2010.

Paige, Glenn D. Nonkilling Global Political Science. S.l.: Xlibris, 2002. Print.

Paige, Jeffrey M. Coffee and Power: Revolution and the Rise of Democracy in Central America.

Parkman, Patricia. Nonviolent Insurrection in El Salvador:The Fall of Maximiliano Hernandez Martinez.

Potel, Jean-Yves. The Promise of Solidarity: Inside the Polish Workers’ Struggle, 1980-82.

Raaflaub, Kurt A. War and Peace in the Ancient World.

Rifkin, Jeremy. The Empathic Civilization: The Race to Global Consciousness in a World in Crisis. New York: J.P. Tarcher/Penguin, 2009. Print.

Roberts, Adam and Garton Ash, eds. Civil Resistance and Power Politics.

Rosenberg, Marshall B. Speak Peace in a World of Conflict: What You Say Next Will Change Your World.

Rosenberg, Marshall. Nonviolent Communication:A Language of Compassion.

Rusthoven, Karen J. Success in Education through Peace, Healing, and Hope: A Profund New Vision for Our Public Schools. Minneapolis, MN: Syren Book, 2007. Print.

Salomon, Gavriel and Baruch Nevo. Peace Education:The Concept, Principles, and Practices around the World.

Schiff, Ze’ev and Edud Ya’ari. The Intifada: The Palestinian Uprising, Israel’s Third Front.

Schmidt, Hans. Maverick Marine: General Smedley D. Butler and the Contradictions of American Military History.

Sharp, Gene and Adam Roberts. Sharp’s Dictionary of Power and Struggle: Language of Civil Resistance in Conflicts.

Sharp, Gene. Gandhi as a Political Strategist.

Sharp, Gene. Social Power and Political Freedom.

Sharp, Gene. The Politics of Nonviolent Action: Part One Power and Struggle.

Sharp, Gene. The Politics of Nonviolent Action: Part Three The Dynamics of Nonviolent Action.

Sharp, Gene. Waging Nonviolent Struggle.

Sir No Sir! (2005)

Smith, David Whitten. Understanding World Religions: A Road Map for Justice and Peace.

Spooner, Mary Helen. Soldiers in a Narrow Land: The Pinochet Regime in Chile.

Steger, Manfred and Nancy Lind, eds. Violence and its Alternatives.

Stearns, Peter N. Human Rights in World History.

Stoessinger, John G. Why Nations Go to War. 11th ed. Boston: Wadsworth, 2011.

Stoltzfus, Nathan. Resistance of the Heart: Intermarriage and the Rosenstrasse protest in Nazi Germany.

Strom, Margot Stern. Facing History and Ourselves: Holocaust and Human Behavior: Resource Book. Brookline, MA: Facing History and Ourselves National Foundation, 1994. Print.

Thomas, Claude Anshin. At Hell’s Gate: Soldier’s Journey from War to Peace.

Thomas, John Orem. The Giant Killers: The Story of the Danish Resistance Movement.

Thoreau, Henry David. Walden, or Life in the Woods, and On the Duty of Civil Disobedience.

Warmbrunn, Werner. The Dutch Under German Occupation, 1940-1945.

Weber, Chris. Nurturing the Peacemakers in Our Students: A Guide to Writing and Speaking out about Issues of War and of Peace. Portsmouth, NH: Heinemann, 2006. Print.

Wheaton, Bernard and Zdenek Kavan. The Velvet Revolution.

Zartman, I. William. Peacemaking in International Conflict. Revised Edition.

Zelizer, Craig. Building Peace: Practical Reflections from the Field.

Zinn, Howard. Power of Nonviolence: Writings by Advocates of Peace.