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Wednesday 9th August, 7pm
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We are proud of our extensive stock of pacifist and anti-war books.

It reflects Housman's 50 years campaigning for Peace.

 

"This building was given for the work of Peace News, the International pacifist weekly, by the Reverend T.C. Willis and was opened by him on 21 November 1959. Many other friends of Peace contributed to its restoration and equipment."
Vera Brittain, Chairman of the Board of Directors.

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A Force More Powerful Housmans Bookshop

A Force More Powerful

Peter Ackerman & Jack Duvall

(Palgrave Books, 2007)

A powerful study of how history has
been shaped by non-violent resistance.

£16.00

What Kind of Liberation Nadje Ali - Ali Housmans Bookshop

What Kind of Liberation

Nadje Ali - Ali & Nicola Pratt

(California University Press, 2009)

Revelatory account of the lives
of women in Iraq today

£17.95

What Kind of Liberation Nadje Ali - Ali Housmans Bookshop
Gaza Stay Human Vittorio Arrigoni Housmans Bookshop

Gaza

Stay Human

Vittorio Arrigoni

(Kube Publishing, 2010)

£6.99

Gaza Stay Human Vittorio Arrigoni Housmans Bookshop
Atomic Jim Baggott Housmans Bookshop

Atomic

The First War of Physics

Jim Baggott

(Icon Books, 2009)

£10.99

Atomic Jim Baggott Housmans Bookshop
Enemy Combatant Moazzam Begg Housmans Bookshop

Enemy Combatant

Moazzam Begg

(Pocket Books, 2007)

£7.99

Enemy Combatant Moazzam Begg Housmans Bookshop
War with No End John Berger, Naomi Klein, Hanif Kureishi, and Arundhati Roy Housmans Bookshop

War With No End

John Berger, Naomi Klein, Hanif Kureishi,

Arundhati Roy et al

(Verso Books, 2007)

A wide-ranging anthology of
writing on the 'war on terror'

£7.99

War with No End John Berger, Naomi Klein, Hanif Kureishi, and Arundhati Roy Housmans Bookshop
Testament of Youth Vera Brittain Housmans Bookshop

Testament of Youth

Vera Brittain

(Virago Publications, 2007)

£12.99

Testament of Youth Vera Brittain Housmans Bookshop
One Voice Vera Brittain Housmans Bookshop

One Voice

Vera Brittain

(Continuum Books, 2007)

Classic autobiography and passionate
response to a WWI pioneer of the
peace movement in the UK;
'Humiliation with Honour' &
'Seeds of Chaos'

£5.00

Pacifism in the Twentieth Century Peter Broack Nigel Young Housmans Bookshop

Pacifism in the 20th Century

Peter Brock & Nigel Young

(Syracuse Press, 1999)

History of the roots of pacifism
and its manifestation throughout
the twentieth century

Recommended price £24.95

Housmans price £9.95

Price of War Alec Cairncross Housmans Bookshop

The Price of War

Alan Cairncross

(Continuum Books, 1986)

£7.50

People, Power and Protest since 1945 Housmans Bookshop

People, Power and Protest since 1945

A Bibliography of Nonviolent Action

compiled by April Carter, Howard Clark

and Michael Randle

(Housmans Bookshop, 2006)

£8.50

Conscientious Objection Ozgur Heval Cinar Housmans Bookshop

Conscientious Objection

Ozgur Heval Cinar

(Zed Books, 2006)

Wide-ranging and informative study
of contemporary conscientious
objection in Turkey

£19.99

Conscientious Objection Ozgur Heval Cinar Housmans Bookshop
People Power Unarmed Resistance Howard Clarke and Global Solidarity Housmans Bookshop

People Power Unarmed Resistance

and Global Solidarity

Howard Clarke ed

(Pluto Press, 2009)

Write-up of International Symposium 'Unarmed
Resistance: The Transnational Factor' (2006)
Wide-ranging essays contributed by
authorities on peace and non-violence

£15.00

People Power Unarmed Resistance Howard Clarke and Global Solidarity Housmans Bookshop
Preparing for NonViolent Direct Action Howard Clarke Housmans Bookshop

Preparing for Nonviolent

Direct Action

Howard Clarke et al

(Peace News/CND, 1984)

£4.50

A Step by Step Guide to World Peace Ted Dunn Housmans Bookshop

A Step by Step Approach

To World Peace

Ted Dunn

(Gooday Press, 1988)

£2.50

The Peace Book Louise Diamond Housmans Bookshop

The Peace Book

Louise Diamond

(Conari Press, 2001)

£2.00

First Six Days Abu Dis Memories of the Six-day War in 1967 The Beginning of the Israeli Occupation of the West Bank and Gaza Strip Nandita Dowson and Abdul Wahab Sabbah Housmans Bookshop

The First Six Days

Nandita Dowson & Abdul
Wahab Sabbah

(CADFA 2007)

£8.00
First Six Days Abu Dis Memories of the Six-day War in 1967 The Beginning of the Israeli Occupation of the West Bank and Gaza Strip Nandita Dowson and Abdul Wahab Sabbah Housmans Bookshop

The Conquest of Violence Bart De Ligt Housmans Bookshop

The Conquest of Violence

Bart De Ligt

introduced by Aldous Huxley

(Pluto Press, 1989)

First published in 1937, a text
book on how to oppose war

£9.50

We Will Not Fight Will Ellsworth-Jones Housmans Bookshop

We Will Not Fight

William Ellsworth-Jones

(Aurum Press, 2008)

One brother was an officer in the army,
the other was a conscientious objector.
The effect on one family of war

£18.99

Thank You Greenham Kate Evans Housmans Bookshop

Thank You Greenham

Kate Evans

(Laughing Moon Publishing, 2008)

One woman's memories of direct action
at Greenham, and the far reaching
effects on her

£7.00

Naming the Dead Maya Anne Evans Housmans Bookshop

Naming the Dead

Maya Anne Evans

(JNV Publishing, 2006)

Maya Anne Evans read aloud the
names of people who had died
in the Iraq war - and was arrested.
Read her story

£6.99

Piecing it Together Feminism and Nonviolence Housmans Bookshop

Piecing it Together

Feminism and Nonviolence

FMNV Study Group

(FMNV Study Group, 1983)

Written by feminism and non-violence
study groups set up in the UK from
1976, exploring links between racism,
imperialism and violence

£5.00

Beyond Chutzpa Norman Finkelstein Housmans Bookshop

Beyond Chutzpa

Norman Finkelstein

(Verso Books, 2008)

£7.99

Beyond Chutzpa Norman Finkelstein Housmans Bookshop
Long Time Passing Susan Galleymore Housmans Bookshop

Long Time Passing

Susan Galleymore

(Pluto Press, 2009)

Written by a woman who visited her
son on a US military base in Iraq.
She went on to interview mothers
in many war zones about the impact
of war on their families

£13.59

Long Time Passing Susan Galleymore Housmans Bookshop
The Anti War Quote Book Groves Sr Housmans Bookshop

The Anti-War Quote Book

ed.Eric Groves Sr

(Quirk Books, 2008)

£8.99

War and the Noble Savage Gyrus Housmans Bookshop

War and the Noble Savage

Gyrus

(Dreamflesh Press, 2009)

£5.00

Insecure Spaces Paul Higate and Marsha Henry Housmans Bookshop

Insecure Spaces

Marsha Henry & Paul Higate

(Zed Books, 2009)

£18.99

CND Now More Than Ever Kate Hudson Housmans Bookshop

CND Now More Than Ever

Kate Hudson

(Vision Paperbacks, 2005)

A history of CND since it was
founded in 1958 by the
present Chair

£10.99

War on Terror Inc Solomon Hughes Housmans Bookshop

War on Terror Inc.

Solomon Hughes

(Verso Books, 2005)

£13.59

War on Terror Inc Solomon Hughes Housmans Bookshop
Non Violence The History of a Dangerous Idea Mark Kurlansky Housmans Bookshop

Non Violence

The History of a Dangerous Idea

Mark Kurlansky

(Vintage Books, 2007)

Excellent advocate of the power
of non-violence through history

£7.99

Non Violence The History of a Dangerous Idea Mark Kurlansky Housmans Bookshop
The Road to Greenham Common Jill Liddington Housmans Bookshop

The Road to Greenham Common

Jill Liddington

(Syracuse University Press, 1991)

Links feminism and anti-militarism.
Winner of Fawcett Society Book Prize

£9.95

Some of the People all the Time Alastair Mackie Housmans Bookshop

Some of the People All the Time

Alastair Mackie

(Book Guild Publishing, 2006)

Formerly a Commodore in the RAF, Mackie
became Vice-President of CND.
This is his memoir

£17.99

Working for Peace Rachel M MacNair Housmans Bookshop

Working for Peace

ed.Rachel M. MacNair Ph.D

(Impact Publishing, 2006)

A handbook of practical psychology, and
other tools for how to get rid of the
war system. A vintage (1984) study

£14.99

Uprooting War Brian Martin Housmans Bookshop

Uprooting War

Brian Martin

(Freedom Press, 2006)

£6.00

Nuclear Peace John Mayer Housmans Bookshop

Nuclear Peace

John Mayer

(Vision Publishing, 2002)

How nuclear weapons were declared
illegal for the first time

£16.99

Woodrow Wilson United States Brian Morton Housmans Bookshop

Woodrow Wilson

United States

Brian Morton

(Haus Publishing, 2008)

£12.99

Woodrow Wilson United States Brian Morton Housmans Bookshop
Savage Mules Dennis Perrin Housmans Bookshop

Savage Mules

The Democrats and Endless War

Dennis Perrin

(Verso Publishing, 2008)

Shows the US Democratic party is
far from being an anti-war party

£6.99

Savage Mules Dennis Perrin Housmans Bookshop
7/7 London Bombings Milan Rai Housmans Bookshop

7/7 London Bombings

Islam and the Iraq War

Milan Rai

(Pluto Press, 2006)

Recommended price £8.99

Housmans price £2.00

signed copies available -
please check for availability

Regime Unchanged Milan Rai Housmans Bookshop

Regime Unchanged

Milan Rai

(Pluto Press, 2003)

[pbk] £10.99

[hbk] £24.50

Regime Unchanged Milan Rai Housmans Bookshop
War Plan Iraq Milan Rai Housmans Bookshop

War Plan Iraq

Milan Rai

(Arrow Publishing, 2002)

£12.00

Waging Nonviolent Struggle Gene Sharp Housmans Bookshop

Waging Nonviolent Struggle

Gene Sharp

(Horizon Books, 2005)

The definitive argument for keeping
direct action, non-violent. Backed by
many historical case studies

£16.95

Voices Against War Lyn Smith Housmans Bookshop

Voices Against War

A Century of Protest

Lyn Smith

(Mainstream Publishing/IWM, 2009)

A century of protest against war,
in association with the Imperial War Museum

£19.99

Voices Against War Lyn Smith Housmans Bookshop
The Small Arms Trade Rachel Stohl Matt Schroeder Dan Smith Housmans Bookshop

The Small Arms Trade

Rachel Stohl et al

(One World Publications, 2007)

An excellent clear introduction to the
scandal of the small arms trade.
A beginners guide

£9.99

The Small Arms Trade Rachel Stohl Matt Schroeder Dan Smith Housmans Bookshop
Belching Out the Devil Mark Thomas Housmans Bookshop

Belching Out the Devil

Mark Thomas

(Ebury Press, 2008)

£11.99

Belching Out the Devil Mark Thomas Housmans Bookshop
Government is Violence Leo Tolstoy Housmans Bookshop

Government is Violence

Leo Tolstoy

(Phoenix Press, 1990)

Essays by Tolstoy;
on anarchism and non-violence

£7.95

Handbook for Nonviolent Campaigns War Resisters International Housmans Bookshop

Handbook for Nonviolent Campaigns

War Resisters International

(WRI Press, 2009)

Popular and up-to-date guide
on how to build up
your non-violent campaign

£5.00

The Bomb A New History Stephen Younger Housmans Bookshop

The Bomb

A New History

Stephen Younger

(Harper Collins Publishing, 2009)

Recommended price [hbk] £17.99

Housmans price[hbk] £9.99

Faslane 365 Angie Zeiter Housmans Bookshop

Faslane 365

A Year of Anti-Nuclear Blockades

Angie Zeiter ed

(Bell & Bain, 2008)

An account of a
year's nuclear blockade

£12.99

City of Widows Haifa Zangana Housmans Bookshop
People's History of American Empire Howard Zinn Housmans Bookshop

People's History of American Empire

Howard Zinn

(Constable and Robinson, 2008)

£12.99

City of Widows Haifa Zangana Housmans Bookshop