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Peacework: New England Peace Movement Newsletter #52 (April, 1977)
Cambridge, MA: American Friends Service Committee, 1970. First Edition. An earlier issue of one of the longest-running journals on peace and justice in the U.S. Founded in 1972 and rooted in Quaker values, Peacework focused on "Global Thought and Local Action for Nonviolent Social Change." A good portion of the...
[Item #19012]
Price: $25.00
 
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Original Broadside: "Draft-Age? Listen." With "Fact Sheet on Vietnam and the Draft."
Cambridge, MA: American Friends Service Committee, [N.D. but ca.early 1970's]. Broadside and fact sheet created by the American Friends Service Committee (A.F.S.C.) to inform young people opposed to the draft during Vietnam. The broadside features a lengthy quote by Joan Baez: "Ultimately you can listen to only one thing, not...
[Item #19013]
Price: $95.00
 
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Pacifism in the Modern World
Garden City: Doubleday, Doran, 1929. First Edition. Octavo. Blue cloth boards, lettered in yellow on spine; 278pp. Tight, straight, Near Fine copy, lacking the dustwrapper.
[Item #18889]
Price: $25.00
 
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The 49 Questions: How would you reply to these statements or questions if your job was to talk to people at a public demonstration or discussion?
[Exeter, NH: Philips Exeter Academy Student Peace Group, N.D. but ca.1962]. A curious list of questions designed to prepare demonstrators or debaters for issues they might be challenged with in a public forum. The sheets are undated, but appear to be compiled around the time of the Cuban Missle Crisis...
[Item #19014]
Price: $45.00
 
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Congress and the Atom
Stanford: Stanford Law Review, 1948. Staple-bound pamphlet; original printed wraps; pp 23-42. Toning and light soil to covers; internally fine. Offprint from the Stanford Law Review, Vol. 1 No. 1 (November 1948).
[Item #7443]
Price: $18.75
 
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A Constitution for the World
Santa Barbara: Center for the Study of Democratic Institutions, 1965. First Edition. Octavo. Printed card wrappers; 112pp. Tight, fresh, unmarked copy, Near Fine.
[Item #18964]
Price: $10.00
 
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Behind Bars: A Prison Anthology
Chicago: Chicago Area Draft Resisters, 1968. First Edition. Collection of material prepared by and about those who were imprisoned for draft resistance and anti-war activities during the 1960's, compiled in an effort to provide information on prison life for persons thinking about resistance or non-compliance with the draft. OCLC notes...
[Item #19479]
Price: $45.00
 
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Falsifiers of History: An Historical Document on the Origins of World War II
New York: Committee for Promotion of Peace, (1948). Soviet anti-Western propaganda, published shortly after WWII; accuses the Allies of conspiring to isolate the Soviet Union and to encourage Nazi aggression as a means of toppling the Bolshevik regime. The essay originally appeared in English in "Soviet Union Today;" this reprint...
[Item #18408]
Price: $25.00
 
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Handbook for Conscientious Objectors, Ninth Edition (January, 1968)
Philadelphia: Central Committee for Conscientious Objectors, 1968. Vietnam-era printing of this standard manual of legal and procedural advice for C.O.'s. Octavo. Printed paper wrappers; 110pp. Includes bibliography. Mild toning to wrapper edges, else Near Fine.
[Item #15867]
Price: $15.00
 
Handbook for Conscientious Objectors, Ninth Edition (January, 1968)
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War is Kind
New York: Frederick A. Stokes, 1899. First edition. Widely acknowledged as a masterpiece of Art Nouveau book design and a key Will Bradley work. The title poem remains Crane's most searing indictment of war, condensing the spirit of The Red Badge of Courage into a work of 32 lines. Octavo...
[Item #11310]
Price: $750.00
 
War is Kind
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A Letter to Americans
New York: Rand School Press, 1941. First Edition. Staple-bound pamphlet; original printed wrappers; 13 (3)pp. Touch of faint foxing to wrapper edges, else about Fine. Eastman, arguing from an anti-fascist viewpoint, urges American entry into WWII. 12mo.
[Item #7302]
Price: $26.25
 
A Letter to Americans
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The Heritage of Eugene Debs - The Fight Against War
Chicago: Socialist Party National Headquarters, 1935. First Edition. Staple-bound pamphlet; original printed wrappers; 32pp; illus. Covers soiled and toned; corner-creasing; internally clean; Very Good. Brief biography, with several halftone portraits.
[Item #7410]
Price: $12.00
 
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Untitled Signed Drawing, Dated 1968
1968. Accomplished drawing of a refugee couple cradling a small child; possibly a trial sketch for his illustrated edition of Mark Twain's War Prayer, published in 1968, which featured a number of similar images. John August Groth (1908-1988) was a prolific illustrator, best known for his documentary drawings of soldiers...
[Item #15684]
Price: $200.00
 
Untitled Signed Drawing, Dated 1968
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Character "Bad" - The Story of a Conscientious Objector
New York: Harper & Brothers, 1934. First Edition. Narrative of Harold Studley Gray's career as a C.O. during WWI, told through his letters from prison. Gray worked as a YMCA volunteer in British prison camps at the beginning of the war, then refused to accept conscription upon his return to...
[Item #17173]
Price: $125.00
 
Character "Bad" - The Story of a Conscientious Objector
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Character "Bad" - The Story of a Conscientious Objector
New York: Harper & Brothers, 1934. Second Printing. Narrative of Harold Studley Gray's career as a C.O. during WWI, told through his letters from prison. Gray worked as a YMCA volunteer in British prison camps at the beginning of the war, then refused to accept conscription upon his return to...
[Item #18885]
Price: $25.00
 
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Foreign Trade and the Worker's Job (Series Title: Popular Pamphlets on World Problems, No. 1)
Boston: World Peace Foundation, 1935. First Edition. Staple-bound pamphlet; pictorial wrappers; 40pp. Mild dusting to covers, else Fine.
[Item #7932]
Price: $12.00
 
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What Are You Going to Do About It? The Case for Constructive Peace
New York: Harper & Brothers, 1936. Original Wraps. Very Good. First Edition. 12mo. Staple-bound pamphlet; 31pp. Distribution stamp of the War Resisters League to front cover. A clean, fresh example.
[Item #3800]
Price: $30.00
 
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What Are You Going to Do About It? The Case for Constructive Peace
London: Chatto & Windus, 1936. First Edition. 12mo. Staple-bound pamphlet; yellow printed wrappers; 35pp. Mild toning to cover, else a clean, unmarked example.
[Item #18469]
Price: $20.00
 
What Are You Going to Do About It? The Case for Constructive Peace
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War or Socialism?
London: Independent Labour Party, 1935. Original Wraps. Very Good. First Edition. 12mo. Staple-bound pamphlet; 8pp. Mild soil to cover margins, else a clean, fresh example. Scarce.
[Item #3806]
Price: $18.75
 
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No More Genocide In My Name
San Diego: Bay Area Coalition to Oppose War Preparations, 1980. Superb mushroom-cloud graphic, with a quotation from folk/rock musician Holly Near, advertising a "Teach-In" at Laney College in Oakland. Designed and printed by the San Diego radical screenprinting collective Insurgent Squeegee. Original screenprint in four colors; 35" x 22-1/2" (ca...
[Item #18404]
Price: $300.00
 
No More Genocide In My Name
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Youth Action in Building a Warless World
Chicago: The International Council of Religious Education, 1935. Wraps. Near Fine. First Edition. 12mo. Staple-bound pamphlet. Original printed wrappers; 28pp. Fresh and unmarked; about Fine. Christian Quest Pamphlet number 19. Anti-war instruction for Christian youth.
[Item #3708]
Price: $12.00
 
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The Moral Equivalent of War
Cabot, VT: International Voluntary Service, 1960. Reprints James's prophetic essay on modern warfare, first published in 1910. With a foreword by Albert Bigelow. Staple-bound pamphlet. Illustrated card wrappers; 12pp. Toning to wrapper edges, else Near Fine.
[Item #18407]
Price: $20.00
 
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Selected Articles on War -- Cause and Cure. Selected and Assembled by Julia Johnsen
New York: H.W. Wilson Co, 1926. First Edition. Compilation of articles opposing the First World War, assembled from a variety of sources and including contributions by Scott Nearing, William Churchill, Albert Bigelow Paine, and others. Includes a substantial (50-pp) bibliography. Octavo. Terra-cotta ribbed cloth, lettered in gilt on spine and...
[Item #20125]
Price: $25.00
 
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The Profits of War. Translated from the French Les Profits de Guerre a travers les Siecles by Geoffrey Sainsbury
New York: Dutton, 1937. First American Edition. Important work exploring the profit motive in war from the Classical Era through the early stages of the European conflict of the Thirties. Octavo. Tan cloth, lettered in deep red on spine and front cover; red top-stain; dustjacket; 287pp. Mildest of toning to...
[Item #18888]
Price: $40.00
 
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The Strangest Dream: Communism, Anticommunism, and the U.S. Peace Movement, 1945-1963
Syracuse: Syracuse University Press, 2000. First Edition. Octavo. Cloth boards; dustjacket; 244pp; includes bibliography. Review copy, with publisher's promotional material laid in. Unread; as-new in unworn jacket.
[Item #15937]
Price: $25.00
 
The Strangest Dream: Communism, Anticommunism, and the U.S. Peace Movement, 1945-1963


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