"Recovering Nonviolent History is a sophisticated, geographically balanced, assault on the presumed dominance and superior efficacy of violent revolution over nonviolent mass...

movements in struggles for self rule. It is at once historical and theoretical. It challenges our war-to-war narrative of history with a plea for a movement-to-movement viewpoint. While this history of civil resistance movements shows that their contemporaries often failed to understand and appreciate their nonviolent achievements, which sometimes led tragically into unnecessary bloodletting, it also highlights that there is hope for liberation from injustice that has far less death and destruction in its wake."

Joseph Bock, Director of Global Health Training, the Eck Institute for Global Health, University of Notre Dame. Author of "The Technology of Nonviolence."