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Peace: A Dream Unfolding

Peace: A Dream Unfolding

by Patrick Crean

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Publishers Weekly - Publisher's Weekly
In their introduction, Lown and Chazov, Nobel Peace Prizewinners and founders of the International Physicians for the Prevention of Nuclear War, liken the nuclear arms buildup of the superpowers to a ``cancer'' and state that ``pointing nuclear-tipped missiles at entire nations is an unprecedented act of moral depravity.'' The rest of this lavish, colorful book alternately celebrates humanity and warns against the dangers noted by Lown and Chazov. The text consists of many hundreds of sayings, accounts, stories, poems, selections from books, journals and periodicals that span time and place. Contributors include Thoreau, Freud, Aristophanes, Tolstoi, de Toqueville, Thomas Merton, Goethe, Andrei Sakharov. Retired Navy admiral Gene LaRoque states that ``war is a very dumb way to settle differences between nations. And nuclear war is utterly insane.'' Margaret Atwood contributes a poem called ``Machine. Gun. Nest.'' Robert McNamara writes that ``Star Wars'' offers ``no solution to our present dilemma.'' Robert Lifton notes that ``weapons are a product of the human imagination, and human imagination is capable of getting rid of them.'' The text is accompanied by many expressive drawings, paintings, photographs, sketches. 30,000 ad/promo; first serial to Omni; QPBC and Nature Book Society selections. (November)
School Library Journal - School Library Journal
YA An extraordinary collection of words and pictures from people who exemplify Eleanor Roosevelt's words quoted in the foreword, ``It isn't enough to talk about peace. One must believe in it. And it isn't enough to believe in it. One must work at it.'' Divided into three sections: ``The Dream'' of peace, ``The Nightmare'' of nuclear war, and ``The Awakening'' of possibility that the dream is achievable, the book contains graphic photographs, paintings, posters, essays, poems, and other contributions that range from Shel Silverstein to Isaac Singer, from Voltaire to the survivors of Hiroshima and Samantha Smith, from Georgia O'Keeffe to Marc Chagall. This beautiful, oversized book offers information and hope, both important for young adults at a time in which many of them expect they may never grow up because of a nuclear war. Lee Kobayashi, St. Francis Day School, Houston

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