"This is a magnificent achievement" Daily Telegraph "Erudite and eloquent" Economist "Kurlansky writes history with his heart firmly on his sleeve, unashamedly hopeful that people are becoming more tired of war, quicker to condemn it" -- Adam Forrest Sunday Herald "Short and punchy and has a good heart... fascinating, vibrant and thought-provoking" Scotland on Sunday "This book is crammed with historical fact... thought provoking" Financial Times --This text refers to the Digital edition.
Mark Kurlansky is the New York Times bestselling and James A. Beard Award—winning author of Cod: A Biography of the Fish That Changed the World; Salt: A World History; 1968: The Year That Rocked the World; The Basque History of the World; and The Big Oyster: History on the Half Shell; as well as the novel Boogaloo on 2nd Avenue and several other books. He lives in New York City.
From the Hardcover edition.
I just thumbed through it, and I think it looks great. I will get to reading it in a month or so.Published 8 months ago by R.K. Herrell
There's a lot of history and clear thinking in this book that questions our permanent war status.
I highly recommend this.
I am using this as a text for a new course on nonviolence. I'll know more when I have taught the course and the students have evaluated the book.Published on May 27, 2013 by Tina.Passman@umit.maine.edu
It's arguably one of the best nonviolence books ever written in the 21st century. The teaching of nonviolence is considered to be a critical factor in reducing the violent nature... Read morePublished on November 14, 2012 by Andy H.
This is a historical look at how nonviolence was used to secure the goals sought. Extremely useful and important reading. You won't be disappointed!Published on June 3, 2012 by Amazon Customer
Kurlansky's ideas, especially the 25 lessons that he seeks to prove throughout the book, are quite solid. Read morePublished on February 16, 2011 by Emily W. Neilson
One would get the impression that Christianity is the religion of hate given the wars the USA perpetrates on Moslem countries, and how both Catholics and protestants together have... Read morePublished on February 12, 2011 by John Spiers
Mark Kurlansky's treatise, Nonviolence: The History of a Dangerous Idea, examines the effectiveness of nonviolence as a means to create change in socity. Read morePublished on September 17, 2010 by T. L. Cooper