Gr 7 Up-This high-quality title fills a need in that it shows another side of war. Gottfried starts out by explaining that a group in Connecticut rallied together in 2003 to peacefully protest the war against Iraq. This immediately brings the main idea into the here and now for readers. Then the author discusses the antiwar movement during the Civil War and proceeds through history, beginning with the ancient Greek play Lysistrata, "one of the first examples of antiwar discourse in western society." The pictures, political cartoons, and quotes are an excellent addition, and the bibliography gives some interesting titles that researchers can pursue. This is a book that can be read for general interest as well as for reports.-Marianne Fitzgerald, Severna Park High School, MD Copyright 2005 Reed Business Information.