• David Krieger founded the Nuclear Age Peace Foundation in 1982, and served as its President until 2019. On the occasion of his retirement, NAPF has published a collection of essays by some of the individuals David collaborated closely with over his career. Essays and commentary by Tadatoshi Akiba, John Scales Avery, David Barash, Helen Caldicott, Noam Chomsky, James Douglass, Daniel Ellsberg, Richard Falk, Ben Ferencz, Johan Galtung, Jane Goodall, Robert Green, Fredrik Heffermehl, Martin Hellman, Daisaku Ikeda, Peter Kuznick, Jennifer Allen Simons, Steven Starr, Setsuko Thurlow, Ernst von Weizsacker, and Peter Weiss. Introductions and editing by Rick Wayman and  Carol Warner.
  • Praise for In the Shadow of the Bomb: "David Krieger's poetry can break our hearts...open...to the truth that we must, must, oppose the evil of nuclear weapons. I am in awe of his achievement." -- Daniel Ellsberg, whistleblower and author of The Doomsday Machine "Each poem is a stepping stone toward peace and preserving life on our planet." -- Perie Longo, Santa Barbara Poet Laureate Emerita "David Krieger is a master poet of our times. There are other great poets. But none have fought for human love and survival as has this great man." -- Gerry Spence, trial lawyer, poet and author of From Freedom to Slavery "Sounding in the shadow of the bomb are these bells of enlightenment or extinction. Will we choose to live? Read and see." -- James W. Douglass, author of JFK and the Unspeakable
  • Portraits: Peacemakers, Warmongers and People Between is a book of original poetry by David Krieger, President of the Nuclear Age Peace Foundation.
  • In Soldiers of Peace, NAPF Peace Leadership Director Paul K. Chappell discusses how to wield the weapon of nonviolence with maximum force so that we can understand, confront, and heal our personal and societal wounds. To create realistic peace we must be as well trained in waging peace as soldiers are in waging war. Chappell discusses how our misunderstanding of peace and violence originate from our misunderstanding about reality and the human condition itself. This book offers a new paradigm in human understanding by dispelling popular myths and revealing timeless truths about the reality of struggle, rage, trauma, empathy, the limitations of violence, the power of nonviolence, and the skills needed to create lasting peace. Through the educational initiative of peace literacy and the metaphor of the constellation of peace, Soldiers of Peace offers a practical framework so that all of us can apply this new paradigm to our daily lives, and therefore create realistic peace within our friendships, families, workplaces, communities, nations, and the entire world. In a time of increased strife and violence in our society, this book is more critically needed than ever.
  • You are invited to eavesdrop as Dorothie and Martin Hellman reveal the secrets that allowed them to transform an almost failed marriage into one where they reclaimed the true love that they felt when they first met fifty years ago. Their marriage became a laboratory, where they learned how to resolve seemingly unfathomable differences through holistic thinking and compassion. Listen in on their conversations so that you can do the same. To order the Kindle, hard cover or paperback version directly from amazon.com, click here.
  • The Cosmic Ocean shares the treasures that NAPF Peace Leadership Director Paul K. Chappell, a West Point graduate and Iraq War veteran, who grew up in a violent household, has extracted from trauma. To explain how these treasures—which take the form of timeless truths—can help us solve our personal, national, and global problems, this book uses personal stories and extensive research to journey through time, around the world, and into every facet of the human condition. To survive and progress as a global human family, Chappell explains that we need a paradigm shift that can transform our understanding of peace, justice, love, happiness, and what it means to be human. To help create this paradigm shift, The Cosmic Ocean explores diverse subjects such as empathy, rage, nonviolent struggle, war, beauty, religion, philosophy, science, Gandhi, the Iliad, slavery, human sacrifice, video games, sports, and our shared humanity.
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    WAKE UP!

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    WAKE UP! is a book of poetry by NAPF President David Krieger. "Wake Up! is a love song to hope and the human spirit...." -- Paul K. Chappell, author of The Art of Waging Peace "There is haunting beauty and truth in this poetry." -- Archbishop Desmond Tutu, Nobel Peace Laureate "...reveals the heart of a man of compassion and peace." -- Mairead Maguire, Nobel Peace Laureate  
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    Edited by David Krieger. Summer Grasses is an anthology of war poetry collected over the years by NAPF President David Krieger. The book takes its title from a haiku poem by the great 17th century Japanese haiku poet, Matsuo Basho. In his poem, Basho looks at a field where a battle once took place. "Summer grasses," he writes, are "all that remains / of great warriors' dreams." This anthology includes poetry related primarily to wars of the 20th century and beginning of the 21st century.
  • By Paul K. Chappell NAPF Peace Leadership Director and West Point graduate Paul K. Chappell offers new and practical solutions in his pioneering book, The Art of Waging Peace. By sharing his own personal struggles with childhood trauma, racism, and berserker rage, Chappell explores the anatomy of war and peace, giving strategies, tactics, and leadership principles to resolve inner and outer conflict. Chappell explains from a military perspective how Gandhi and Martin Luther King Jr. were strategic geniuses, more brilliant and innovative than any general in military history, courageous warriors who advanced a more effective method than waging war for providing national and global security. This pragmatic and richly instructive book shows how we can become active citizens with the skills and strength to defeat injustice and end all war.  
  • By David Krieger ZERO is a collection of short essays that together make a strong case for the urgent abolition of nuclear weapons.  
  • Edited by David Krieger and Carah Ong. A Maginot Line in the Sky: International Perspectives on Ballistic Missile Defense brings together the views of eighteen contributors of different nationalities, including Americans, on the proposed US Ballistic Missile Defense plans. These perspectives should be included in any intelligent discussion of whether or not the US should proceed as it is currently planning.  
  • By Sanderson Beck Nonviolent Action Handbook is a guide for practicing nonviolent protest in order to right social wrongs and become free of sexism, racism, imperialism, militarism, materialism, dogmatism, and egotism. Consensus decision-making is explained, and legal defenses using international law are suggested.  
  • By Frank K. Kelly "Here is a work on Truman that puts a clearer light on his optimism and his belief in human potential than other biographies. This volume is not only good reading - it provides insights into a dimension of the American character that Harry Truman deeply believed in. Frank Kelly, perhaps more than anyone else, was in a position to appreciate this and to help articulate it." -- Hugh Downs, ABC News Commentator  
  • By Douglas Gillies In this dramatic authorized biography, Robert Muller discovered on the battlefield that he was destined to be a peacemaker. On the night of the liberation of Lyon, Muller stood by a cemetery weeping for the young people whose lives were taken during his service in the Resistance. That night he swore he would devote his life to peace. After World War II, Muller dedicated his life to the United Nations, where he initiated economic and social programs that changed the world.  
  • A vital tool for building our future, this work is both eye-opening and inspiring. Alice Walker sums it up well in her assertion that “Dream of a Nation offers hundreds of ideas and examples of how smart, committed, and daring we can be.” Offering a laser-focus on solutions, Dream of a Nation restores faith that we can solve our current looming environmental, economic and societal challenges.  
  • Edited by David E. Russell Kissing Joy as it Flies: Living in Eternity's Sunrise is an oral history that tells the life story of Frank King Kelly, a co-founder of the Nuclear Age Peace Foundation.  
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    The Poetry of Peace

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    Edited by David Krieger and Perie Longo The poems in this book examine peace from many perspectives. They are filled with the wonder and magic of everyday life. They also express the sorrow and loss that war and violence bring. They speak to the fear and frustration that one may not be able to do enough to assure peace. They find peace rooted in relationships to each other, to other living things and to the earth. In these poems one finds a burning desire to do more to heal wounded spirits and our wounded earth. These poems combine the mystery of creativity with a longing for peace.  
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    By David Krieger "These poems touch a deep chord of hope in the human spirit. They inspire us to believe that peace is not an impossible dream." - Archbishop Emeritus Desmond Tutu, Nobel Peace Laureate  
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    By David Krieger "With the clarity of poetry, David Krieger explains that humanity and war are incompatible. The art of being human includes the art of abolishing war. This is the music in the minds of the born and unborn that everyone is longing to hear. I even hear the voice of Wilfred Owen." ---- Blase Bonpane, author of Guerrillas of Peace  
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    By David Krieger Tadatoshi Akiba, Mayor of Hiroshima, said of this book: "Nuclear weapons have done enough damage. The tragedy that Hiroshima and Nagasaki have experienced must never happen to anyone anywhere ever again. In this book, David Krieger has combined reason, passion, and aesthetic skill to convey this fundamental message of the hibakusha. In a few carefully crafted, poetic pages, he presents facts and feelings that reaffirm a profound truth: the only constructive mission of nuclear weapons lies in their total abolition. Krieger has made a significant contribution to that end."  
  • By Paul K. Chappell Written as a “manifesto for waging peace” by an active duty captain in the US Army, Will War Ever End? challenges readers to think about peace, war and violence in radically new ways. Paul currently serves as the NAPF Peace Literacy Director.  
  • By Paul K. Chappell Building on the powerful argument for peace laid out in his first book, Will War Ever End, Paul K. Chappell now explains in detail how together we can end the wars between countries, our ongoing war with nature, and the suffering in our hearts.  
  • By Paul K. Chappell By unlocking the mysteries of human nature, Paul K. Chappell shows how the muscles of hope, empathy, appreciation, conscience, reason, discipline, and curiosity give us the power to end the wars between countries, our ongoing war with nature, and the war in our hearts.
  • By Benjamin B. Ferencz and Ken Keyes, Jr. The human race today faces extinction. There’s the fast way with nuclear war, or the slow way by environmental ruin of our planet. PlanetHood is unique. It explains how both problems can be solved by a single, practical solution. PlanetHood tells how to replace the law of force with the force of law, create prosperity, rescue our environment—and give ourselves and our children a great future.  

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