"A Force More Powerful challenges a longstanding myth that lies at the heart of much of the turmoil of the 20th century: that power comes from the barrel of a gun; based on convincing detail, Ackerman and Duvall dare to claim that nonviolent movements lead to more secure democracies." --Christian Science Monitor
"A skillful blend of sweeping narrative and tightly focused case studies, the book fills a vacuum in historical studies of the 20th century." --Philadelphia Inquirer
"This throughly researched and highly readable book underlines the contrast between stable democratic societies created by nonviolent movements and tyrannical regimes born of violent revolution. Recommended..." --Library Journal
"...this book is an important documentation of non-violence as an attested historical force." --The Times Higher Education Supplement
About the Author
Peter Ackerman holds a Ph.D. in International Relations from the Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy at Tufts University.
Jack Duvall is President of the International Center on Nonviolent Conflict.