New Release Books by Peter Brock

Peter Brock is the author of Legends of Speed (2019), Pacifism in the United States (2015), Pacifism in Europe to 1914 (2015), Pioneers of a Peaceable Kingdom (2015) and other 51 books.

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Legends of Speed

release date: Nov 01, 2019
Legends of Speed
Legends of Speed is the first major exhibition of racing cars presented at Phoenix Art Museum. Opening in fall 2019 and featuring more than 20 legendary cars by Maserati, Mercedes, Alfa Romeo, Ford, and more, the landmark exhibition showcases an unprecedented collection of cars driven by some of the greatest drivers in the history of racing, including A.J. Foyt, Dan Gurney, and Stirling Moss.

Pacifism in the United States

release date: Dec 08, 2015
Pacifism in the United States
Called "a pioneer work of the first importance" by Staughton Lynd, this book traces the history of pacifism in America from colonial times to the start of World War I. The author describes how the immigrant peace sects-Quaker, Mennonite, and Dunker -faced the challenges of a hostile environment. The peace societies that sprang up after 1815 form the subject of the next section, with particular attention focused upon the American Peace Society and Garrison's New England Non-Resistance Society. A series of chapters on the reactions of these sects and societies to the Civil War, the neglect of pacifism in the postwar period, and the beginnings of a renewal in the years before the outbreak of war in Europe bring the book to a close. The emphasis on the institutional aspects of the movement is balanced throughout by a rich mine of accounts about the experiences of individual pacifists. Originally published in 1968. The Princeton Legacy Library uses the latest print-on-demand technology to again make available previously out-of-print books from the distinguished backlist of Princeton University Press. These editions preserve the original texts of these important books while presenting them in durable paperback and hardcover editions. The goal of the Princeton Legacy Library is to vastly increase access to the rich scholarly heritage found in the thousands of books published by Princeton University Press since its founding in 1905.

Pacifism in Europe to 1914

release date: Mar 08, 2015
Pacifism in Europe to 1914
In a companion volume to Pacifism in the United States, Peter Brock surveys the history of the pacifist movement in Europe from the beginning of the Christian era to the First World War. His detailed narrative is directed to the activities—and the beliefs that motivated them—of these sects in particular: the Czech Brethren of the late Middle Ages; the radical Anabaptists of the Protestant Reformation; their less militant offshoot, the Mennonites; the Quakers of Cromwell's England; and the Tolstoyans of nineteenth-century Russia. Mr. Brock concludes his account with a working definition of normative pacifism, a typology of pacifism, and a discussion of the factors present in the genesis and decay of pacifist groups. Originally published in 1972. The Princeton Legacy Library uses the latest print-on-demand technology to again make available previously out-of-print books from the distinguished backlist of Princeton University Press. These editions preserve the original texts of these important books while presenting them in durable paperback and hardcover editions. The goal of the Princeton Legacy Library is to vastly increase access to the rich scholarly heritage found in the thousands of books published by Princeton University Press since its founding in 1905.

Pioneers of a Peaceable Kingdom

release date: Mar 08, 2015
Pioneers of a Peaceable Kingdom
Extracted from Pacifism in the United States, this work focuses on the significant contribution of the Quakers to the history of pacifism in the United States. Originally published in 1971. The Princeton Legacy Library uses the latest print-on-demand technology to again make available previously out-of-print books from the distinguished backlist of Princeton University Press. These editions preserve the original texts of these important books while presenting them in durable paperback and hardcover editions. The goal of the Princeton Legacy Library is to vastly increase access to the rich scholarly heritage found in the thousands of books published by Princeton University Press since its founding in 1905.

Katz

release date: Feb 01, 2008
Katz
"I have never played the game, and I once asked a more current, internationally recognized prophet, 'How is it that I'm not invited to your prophetic functions, seeing that I have the history in this calling long before any of you?' He said, 'Art, the reason you're not invited is that you are not an 'in-house' prophet. We can't count on you to go along. You might upset the apple cart.' What I recognize in this flush of new prophets is a fraternity of mutual, self-congratulatory men who affirm one another and I do not fit in with that environment. They know it, and so I am not in that dimension. I am not known, or if I am known, I am either little known or scorned." -Art Katz interview (2001)

Against the Draft

release date: Dec 15, 2006
Against the Draft
Around the world and for hundreds of years, men and women have refused to be drafted into bearing arms for their nations' wars. These conscientious objectors to the draft are the subject of Peter Brock's latest collection, Against the Draft. Brock, the world's leading historian on pacifism, has assembled twenty-five of his essays on conscientious objection to the draft from the beginning of the Radical Reformation in 1525 to the end of the Second World War. Included in the collection are essays on little known facets of the anti-draft movement including the Anabaptist-Mennonite tradition of military exemption that started with the outset of the Radical Reformation in 1525 and has continued, with variations, until the present. Further articles deal with the Quakers in a number of countries, Civil-war America, Leo Tolstoy (who became a convinced pacifist in the later part of his life), British conscientious objectors in the Non-Combatant Corps, the emergence of conscientious objection in Japan, and the fate of conscientious objectors in the psychiatric clinics of Germany and in interwar Poland. Essays on the Central European Nazerenes and on Jehovah's Witnesses in Nazi Germany highlight the exceptionally harsh treatment meted out to conscientious objectors belonging to these two sects, and their steadfast resistance to the state's demand to bear arms. Against the Draft makes an important contribution to the growing study of pacifism and conscientious objection, and represents a key work in the career of the field's foremost scholar.

The Road to Modena

release date: Aug 01, 2018
The Road to Modena
Designer Peter Brock shares the story of how the stunning Shelby - De Tomaso P70 came to be. From the history of the Corvettes and Cobras in the USRRC starting in the Fall of 1962 to the Can-Am era.

The Pacifist Impulse in Historical Perspective

The Pacifist Impulse in Historical Perspective
This volume of twenty-three essays appears in recognition of the emergence of peace history as a relatively new and coherent field of learning. ... these essays were presented at an international conference "The Pacifist Impulse in Historical Perspective". ... Together the essays in this book explore the ideas and activities of persons and groups who, for two millennia, have rejected war and urged non-violent means of settling conflicts

Mahatma Gandhi as a Linguistic Nationalist

release date: Jan 01, 1995

Pacifism to 1914

release date: Jan 01, 1994

Pacifism in the Twentieth Century

Pacifism in the Twentieth Century
For college students and general readers, surveys the various movements advocating personal nonparticipation in war of any kind as a first step in finding nonviolent means for resolving conflict. Considers the heritage of previous centuries, conscientious objection, Catholicism and Judaism between the world wars, the antinuclear movement, and the Vietnam War. An updated and illustrated edition of Brock's 1970 Twentieth-Century Pacifism published by Van Nostrand Reinhold. Annotation copyrighted by Book News, Inc., Portland, OR

Corvette Sting Ray

release date: Jan 01, 2013
Corvette Sting Ray
Winner of the 2013 Motor Press Guild's prestigious Dean Batchelor Award for Best Automotive Journalism across all categories of video/film, books, articles and photography, this book tells the fascinating inside story behind the creation of the 1963 Corvette Sting Ray as told by the last remaining GM Designer who was part of its design.

Media Cleansing, Dirty Reporting

release date: Jan 01, 2006

"These Strange Criminals"

release date: Jan 01, 2004
"These Strange Criminals"
"This important and thought-provoking anthology consists of thirty prison memoirs by conscientious objectors to military service, drawn from the United Kingdom, the United States, Canada, Australia, and New Zealand, and centring on their jail experiences during the First and Second World Wars and the Cold War. Voices from history come alive, detailing the impact of prison life and offering unique perspectives on wartime government policies of conscription and imprisonment. The collection is an essential contribution to our understanding of criminology and the history of pacifism, and represents a valuable addition to prison literature."--Jacket.

Varieties of Pacifism

release date: Jan 01, 1998
Varieties of Pacifism
A quick tour rather than a comprehensive treatment, to ready readers to study pacifism in the 20th century, Brock's 1970 account of which has just appeared in a new edition. Looks at the prehistory, early Christians, the age of the democratic revolution, the US before and during the Civil War, and other topics. Revises and updates references from the earlier editions between 1981 and 1994. Annotation copyrighted by Book News, Inc., Portland, OR

Studies in Peace History

release date: Jan 01, 1991

The Quaker Peace Testimony 1660 to 1914

release date: Jan 01, 1990

Daytona Cobra Coupes

release date: Dec 01, 1995
Daytona Cobra Coupes
Peter Brock spins the tale of the DAYTONA COBRA COUPES as only one of its original designers could. Detailing the personal rivalries & ambitions that resulted in a drive to beat the Europeans & their mighty Ferraris in GT road racing, this book tells the story of Carroll Shelby's band of hotrodders & their battle to win the 1965 World Championship, the first such title in history to be won by an American team in American cars. "We were just a bunch of hell-raisin', hard-drinkin' renegades tryin' to make somethin' happen" says Carroll Shelby in his foreword to the book. Happen it did & captured in striking action photography by Dave Friedman, the triumphs & struggles unfold in breathtaking sequence as they occurred. From spectator photos & his own private collection taken as official team photographer, Dave contributed over 500 black & white & 100 color photos. This is the story of the dedication, creativity & chemistry of the men who built & drove competitive race cars. It is the story of science & politics & perserverence. It is THE story of the Daytona Cobra Coupes. Order from Stauffer Publishing, P.O. Box 99, Blue Mounds, WI 53517. Phone (800) 328-2683. FAX (608) 437-4530. $100.

Folk Cultures and Little Peoples

release date: Jan 01, 1992
Folk Cultures and Little Peoples
In a series of biographical case studies, this book examines the awakening of national consciousness and interest in folk culture amongst the peoples of 19th-century East Central Europe. It relates cultural ideas and explores how these beliefs led to the general history of nationalism.

The Mahatma and Mother India

release date: Jan 01, 1983

Polish Revolutionary Populism

Polish Revolutionary Populism
Polish populism, which advocated agrarian socialism by either revolutionary or reformist means, emerged first among the émigrés who had left Poland after the Russians defeated the nationalist uprising of 1830. In exile they came into contact with the ideas of French ‘Utopian’ socialists such as Babeuf, Saint-Simon, Fourier, and Cabet, and they attempted to adapt these ideas to the very different conditions prevailing in their east European homeland. Thus this version of populism preceded in time, and probably influenced, the emergence of the ideas of the better-known Russian narodniks. Polish Revolutionary Populism describes the activities and conflicting ideologies of the various organizations, abroad and in partitioned Poland, which were struggling for national independence and for agrarian and social reform. Like the author’s recent work, The Slovak National Awakening, this book deals with the emerging national aspirations characteristic of central and eastern Europe at the time and with the variety of political and social theories that made debate so acrimonious.

Freedom from War

release date: Jan 01, 1991
Freedom from War
Brock (history emeritus, U. of Toronto) presents peace activism as historically including two groups: those who reject war on grounds of conscience, and the internationalists who, without the same commitment of conscience, nonetheless strive to accomplish a warless world. He discusses the early Anglo-American peace movement and the dispute between its two principle groups, the 1838 pacifist radical abolitionists, pacifism during the Civil War, and Tolstoyism. Annotation copyrighted by Book News, Inc., Portland, OR

The Slovak National Awakening

The Slovak National Awakening
The Slovaks lived under Hungarian rule for centuries, with no clear sense of political separateness, preserving Slovak as their spoken language, but using Czech as their written language. In the last decades of the 18th and the first half of the 19th centuries, the efforts made by clerical intellectuals to develop a language more closely attuned to Slovak needs led to the rise of Slovak nationalism. The Slovak National Awakening describes the three major stages in the development of national consciousness. In the 1780s Catholic intellectuals began to write in the vernacular; a Catholic priest, Bernolàk, produced a Slovak grammar and dictionary and an influential treatise in defence of Slovak as a language separate from Czech. However, while Slovak ethnic distinctness was being asserted, the sense of belonging to the Hungarian nation was not questioned. The next steps were taken by the Protestant intelligentsia, who had been pro-Czech since the Reformation. Influenced by German concepts of linguistic nationalism, they began to assert Slovak cultural and linguistic separateness, but still within the political framework of the Hungarian State. The third stage in the Slovak Awakening came in the mid-1840s when a group of young Protestant intellectuals, led by L’udovít Štúr, rejected their predecessors’ ‘Czechoslovakism’ and advocated a Slovak language and a Slovak nationality. In 1851, the Catholic Bernolákites and the Protestant Štúrites were able to agree on the language that became the basis of modern Slovak. This study of the relation between language and nationalism will appeal to specialists in European history and will be of interest for the light it throws on modern separatists and anti-imperialist movements.

Off the Road, Brock

release date: Jan 01, 1999
Off the Road, Brock
Personal account of the PlayStation Around Australia motor rally by well-known motorsport personality. Describes the 22 day journey, starting from Adelaide, with information about the other competitors, comments on the landscape, general advice on motor-racing on and off road, and the author's experiences during the rally. Includes a list of competition entrants.
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