Books about war and peace

Art and poetry of peace and reconciliation

Painting For Peace in Ferguson  

Painting for Peace – A Coloring Book For All Ages  

The Collected Poems of Wilfred Owen (New Directions Book) 

Expressing Myself Through Poetry

Poems Across Time and Place: A Journey of Heart and Mind

Gatherings: A Collection of Writing Genre

Stories of engagement

Angel of Death Row: My Life as a Death Penalty Defense LawyerThe Einstein File: J. Edgar Hoover’s Secret War Against the World’s Most Famous Scientist

Peace Pilgrim: Her Life and Work in Her Own Words

Stones into Schools: Promoting Peace with Education in Afghanistan and Pakistan

Three Cups of Tea: One Man’s Mission to Promote Peace . . . One School at a Time

Moral engagement/disengagement

Moral Politics : How Liberals and Conservatives Think

Just And Unjust Wars: A Moral Argument With Historical Illustrations

Because It Is Wrong: Torture, Privacy and Presidential Power in the Age of Terror

War and peace in historical perspective

Washington Rules: America’s Path to Permanent War (American Empire Project)

The New American Militarism: How Americans Are Seduced by War

The Limits of Power: The End of American Exceptionalism (American Empire Project)

The Long War: A New History of U.S. National Security Policy Since World War II

A People’s History of the United States (P.S.)

You Can’t Be Neutral on a Moving Train: A Personal History of Our Times

Voices of a People’s History of the United States: Second Edition

Contemporary warfare

War Made Easy 


At Hell’s Gate: A Soldier’s Journey from War to Peace

None of Us Were Like This Before: American Soldiers and Torture

Cultures of War: Pearl Harbor / Hiroshima / 9-11 / Iraq

10 Excellent Reasons Not to Join the Military

Peace psychology

State Violence and the Right to Peace [4 volumes]: An International Survey of the Views of Ordinary People

International Perspectives on Family Violence and Abuse: A Cognitive Ecological Approach

Family Violence in the United States: Defining, Understanding, and Combating Abuse

Family Violence in a Cultural Perspective: Defining, Understanding, and Combating Abuse

Who Benefits from Global Violence and War: Uncovering a Destructive System (Contemporary Psychology)

Seeking solutions

Governing the Commons: The Evolution of Institutions for Collective Action (Political Economy of Institutions and Decisions)


Peace education

Peace Education: Exploring Ethical and Philosophical Foundations (PB)

War and the environment

War and the Environment: Military Destruction in the Modern Age (Williams-Ford Texas A&M University Military History Series)

War and Nature: The Environmental Consequences of War in a Globalized World (Globalization and the Environment)

War and Tropical Forests: Conservation in Areas of Armed Conflict

War and Nature: Fighting Humans and Insects with Chemicals from World War I to Silent Spring (Studies in Environment and History)

The Gulf War Aftermath: An Environmental Tragedy (Environment & Assessment)

Scorched Earth: The Military’s Assault on the Environment

Environmental Histories of the Cold War (Publications of the German Historical Institute)

The Gendered New World Order: Militarism, Development, and the Environment

Planet Earth: The Latest Weapon of War

The Next World War: Tribes, Cities, Nations, and Ecological Decline

Environmental Hazards of War: Releasing Dangerous Forces in an Industrialized World (International Peace Research Institute, Oslo (PRIO))

Patriotism and the American Land (The New Patriotism Series, Vol. 2)

Historical fiction

Erich Maria Remarque’s All Quiet on the Western Front (Bloom’s Modern Critical Interpretations)

The Lacuna: A Novel (P.S.)

The Book Thief

Not So Quiet…: Stepdaughters of War (Women & Peace)