“This is a book of wide synthesis and trenchant commentary. Keep it near to hand for those all-too-frequent moments when you hear someone using World War II to justify yet another horrific military adventure.” —Nicholson Baker, author, Human Smoke: The Beginnings of World War II, The End of Civilization
“Swanson demolishes the myths by amassing a huge number of facts, all carefully documented, and leaves us the true, if unpalatable but liberating, history of WWII.” —Kent D. Shifferd, author, From War To Peace: A Guide To The Next Hundred Years
“If you, like me, thought that WWII was the exceptional ‘good war,’ think again. David Swanson brilliantly cuts through the myths surrounding WWII, and in the process cuts through the fog of all wars.” —Medea Benjamin, cofounder, CODEPINK for Peace
“David Swanson passionately debunks many of the common arguments used to justify the horrific violence of WWII.” —Scott J. Shapiro, Professor, Yale Law School, coauthor, The Internationalists: How a Radical Plan to Outlaw War Remade the World
“This is a brave, passionate, brilliant book, which should be read by anyone who gives a damn about humanity’s future.” —John Horgan, science journalist and author, The End of War
“David Swanson shatters all the self-congratulatory distortions that justified U.S. participation in the ‘good war’ of WWII.” —Ajamu Baraka, contributing columnist for the Black Agenda Report
“Leaving World War II Behind is a must read for everyone who works for peace.” —Margaret Kimberley, author, Prejudential: Black America and the Presidents
“In this book, revealing the hidden history of even our so-called ‘just war,’ Swanson will hopefully shock and awaken enough of us to reject war for all time.” —Thom Hartmann, author and radio host
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