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Product Description: A longtime agitator against war and social injustice, Lawrence Wittner has been tear-gassed, threatened by police with drawn guns, charged by soldiers with fixed bayonets, spied upon by the U.S. government, arrested, and purged from his job for political -reasons...read more

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9781572338579 | Univ of Tennessee Pr, March 20, 2012, cover price $29.95 | About this edition: A longtime agitator against war and social injustice, Lawrence Wittner has been tear-gassed, threatened by police with drawn guns, charged by soldiers with fixed bayonets, spied upon by the U.

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Confronting the Bomb tells the dramatic, inspiring story of how citizen activism helped curb the nuclear arms race and prevent nuclear war. This abbreviated version of Lawrence Wittner's award-winning trilogy, The Struggle Against the Bomb, shows how a worldwide, grassroots campaign―the largest social movement of modern times―challenged the nuclear priorities of the great powers and, ultimately, thwarted their nuclear ambitions. Based on massive research in the files of peace and disarmament organizations and in formerly top secret government records, extensive interviews with antinuclear activists and government officials, and memoirs and other published materials, Confronting the Bomb opens a unique window on one of the most important issues of the modern era: survival in the nuclear age. It covers the entire period of significant opposition to the bomb, from the final stages of the Second World War up to the present. Along the way, it provides fascinating glimpses of the interaction of key nuclear disarmament activists and policymakers, including Albert Einstein, Harry Truman, Albert Schweitzer, Norman Cousins, Nikita Khrushchev, Bertrand Russell, Andrei Sakharov, Linus Pauling, Dwight Eisenhower, Harold Macmillan, John F. Kennedy, Randy Forsberg, Mikhail Gorbachev, Helen Caldicott, E.P. Thompson, and Ronald Reagan. Overall, however, it is a story of popular mobilization and its effectiveness.

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9780804756310 | Stanford Univ Pr, May 12, 2009, cover price $55.00 | About this edition: Confronting the Bomb tells the dramatic, inspiring story of how citizen activism helped curb the nuclear arms race and prevent nuclear war.

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9780804756327 | Stanford Univ Pr, May 12, 2009, cover price $22.95

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Product Description: "Peace Action: Past, Present, and Future" is a collection of short, lively essays written by prominent leaders and supporters of Peace Action and its two important predecessors the National Committee for a Sane Nuclear Policy and the Nuclear Weapons Freeze Campaign...read more
By Glen H. Stassen (editor) and Lawrence S. Wittner (editor)

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9781594513329 | Paradigm Pub, July 30, 2007, cover price $155.00 | About this edition: "Peace Action: Past, Present, and Future" is a collection of short, lively essays written by prominent leaders and supporters of Peace Action and its two important predecessors the National Committee for a Sane Nuclear Policy and the Nuclear Weapons Freeze Campaign.

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Product Description: "Peace Action: Past, Present, and Future" is a collection of short, lively essays written by prominent leaders and supporters of Peace Action and its two important predecessors the National Committee for a Sane Nuclear Policy and the Nuclear Weapons Freeze Campaign...read more
By Glen H. Stassen (editor) and Lawrence S. Wittner (editor)

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9781594513336 | Paradigm Pub, July 30, 2007, cover price $39.95 | About this edition: "Peace Action: Past, Present, and Future" is a collection of short, lively essays written by prominent leaders and supporters of Peace Action and its two important predecessors the National Committee for a Sane Nuclear Policy and the Nuclear Weapons Freeze Campaign.

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Product Description: Toward Nuclear Abolition presents the inspiring, dramatic story of how citizen activists helped curb the arms race and prevent nuclear war. Examining events from 1971 to the present, the author continues the account he began in two earlier volumes, One World or None and Resisting the Bomb...read more

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9780804748612 | Stanford Univ Pr, August 1, 2003, cover price $36.95 | About this edition: Toward Nuclear Abolition presents the inspiring, dramatic story of how citizen activists helped curb the arms race and prevent nuclear war.

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Resisting the Bomb continues the story, begun in the award-winning One World or None, of humanity’s efforts to avert nuclear destruction. Beginning with the catastrophic atmospheric nuclear weapons tests of 1954, it describes the gradual development of a grassroots, worldwide movement for nuclear disarmament. By the late 1950’s and early 1960’s, this campaign had taken on mass dimensions in many nations, with antinuclear protests simultaneously drawing hundreds of thousands of people in dozens of countries.The movement engaged the efforts of some of the world’s most prominent and revered intellectuals, such as Albert Schweitzer and Bertrand Russell, and had a substantial impact on major political, labor, and religious groups, as well as on public opinion. Even within the relatively closed confines of Communist countries, antinuclear activities emerged and exerted pressure on public officials. As a result, the public policy of numerous countries began to shift away from a reliance upon nuclear war and toward curbing the nuclear arms race—a process that culminated in the partial test ban treaty, the nuclear nonproliferation treaty, and other arms control measures of the 1960’s.This is the first comprehensive account of worldwide nuclear disarmament activism and its consequences during these years. The book is based on extensive research in fifteen countries, of more than a hundred peace groups and government agencies. Many of the documents—such as those drawn from the files of the U.S. State Department, the Atomic Energy Authority of Great Britain, and the Central Committee of the Communist Party of the Soviet Union—were until recently classified as top secret. Now, together with personal interviews and material drawn from peace movement periodicals, they contribute to a vivid panorama of the global antinuclear campaign, and provide startling revelations about the efforts of government officials to repress, contain, and, finally, accommodate to popular protest.Reviews of Volume One:One World or None:A History of the World Nuclear Disarmament Movement Through 1953Winner of the Warren Kuehl Prize of the Society for Historians of American Foreign Relations“Wittner has done an admirable and meticulous job of tracing the tempestuous history of the international peace movement from the advent of the atomic bomb to the end of the Korean War. . . . Based for the most part on primary sources, Wittner’s work demonstrates truly prodigious research. . . . Beyond providing a comprehensive overview of the topic, the book also provides considerable new information for the debate over the historical significance of the disarmament movement.”—American Historical Review“A perceptive account. . . . It adds a great deal to our understanding of the first crucial years of the nuclear age. . . . Wittner has done a prodigious amount of research. . . . The best description that exists of efforts to promote disarmament around the globe.”—Bulletin of the Atomic Scientist“A powerfully written and impressively researched study. . . . It would be hard to imagine a better . . . example of multinational history.”—Canadian Journal of History“The book is interesting, well written, and massively documented—a major contribution to the history of the origins and early years of the atomic age.”—Perspectives on Political Science“Wittner has effectively captured the essence, the magnitude, and the politics of the wide variety of popular movements that emerged during and after World War II in opposition to the new atomic bomb.”—The Annals“There is an impressive thoroughness, even-handedness, and global reach in Wittner’s work.”—International History Review1993. 472 pages, illus.Paper, $16.95, cloth, $55.00xISBN 0-0847-2528-4 (pa)ISBN 0-8047-2141-6 (cl)

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9780804729185 | Stanford Univ Pr, December 1, 1997, cover price $85.00 | About this edition: Resisting the Bomb continues the story, begun in the award-winning One World or None, of humanity’s efforts to avert nuclear destruction.

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9780804731690 | Stanford Univ Pr, January 1, 1998, cover price $34.95

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Product Description: This is the opening volume in a comprehensive history of the global movement against the development, possession, and use of nuclear weapons. (view table of contents, read Amazon.com's description)

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9780804721417 | Stanford Univ Pr, July 1, 1993, cover price $85.00 | About this edition: This is the opening volume in a comprehensive history of the global movement against the development, possession, and use of nuclear weapons.

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Analyzes the American peace movement during the past fifty years and examines changing public attitudes towards pacifism

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9780877223467 | Revised edition (Temple Univ Pr, June 1, 1984), cover price $34.95 | About this edition: Analyzes the American peace movement during the past fifty years and examines changing public attitudes towards pacifism

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9780877223429 | Revised edition (Temple Univ Pr, June 1, 1984), cover price $32.95 | About this edition: Analyzes the American peace movement during the past fifty years and examines changing public attitudes towards pacifism

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Product Description: This classic history recounts the rise of one of America's most important social movements

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9780231032209 | Columbia Univ Pr, June 1, 1969, cover price $42.50 | About this edition: This classic history recounts the rise of one of America's most important social movements

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