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  • Paperback: 234 pages
  • Publisher: Orbis Books (September 1, 2004)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1570755477
  • ISBN-13: 978-1570755477
  • Product Dimensions: 0.5 x 6 x 9 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 12.8 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 3.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (2 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #835,880 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Ira Chernus is professor of religious studies at the University of Colorado at Boulder. His many books include Nuclear Madness: Religion and the Psychology of the Nuclear Age.

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By Bronx Book Guy on April 12, 2013
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This subject matter was promising but found the actual presentation fairly boring though some might be interested in some of the individual accounts.
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4 of 7 people found the following review helpful By J. Breneman on March 26, 2007
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I LOVE this book, it will definitely stay on my shelf and I highly recommend people to read this as a basic primer for nonviolence.

This book does more to highlight differences in nonviolence approaches by certain leaders, and gives enough depth without getting boring or too involved.

It does not really expound upon American ideals or Americanism or the such, if that is what you are looking for, but in the conclusion (and randomly throughout the book he hints at) how America has been effected by or has not been affected by nonviolent efforts.
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