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People Power: Fighting for Peace From the First World War to the Present.


People Power: Fighting for Peace From the First World War to the Present

Lyn Smith

Thames & Hudson


256 pages




Presenting testimonies and images from the Imperial War Museum, this illustrated overview for general readers and students surveys the history of the anti-war movement in the UK from WWI to the present. The book traces the history of the British anti-war movement and considers ethical and practical problems related to war, peace, and conflict resolution. Material is grouped in chapters on specific periods, from WWI through the interwar period, WWII, the Cold War, movement against nuclear weapons, and the final chapter on the war on terrorism and ISIS. Entries give details on various anti-war movements based in the UK, such as the Greenham Common WomenAEs Peace Camp of the 1980s, and profile leaders such as Virginia Woolf and Tony Benn. The book offers visual appeal with color and b&w historical and contemporary photos, art, posters, cartoons, and illustrations on every page. It is designed to accompany an exhibit at the Imperial War Museum in London. ([umlaut] Ringgold, Inc., Portland, OR)

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Date:Jan 1, 2018
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