Quotable War or Peace


198 pages
Contains Bibliography, Index
ISBN 0-920151-57-4
DDC 808.88'2





Edited by Compiled and edited by Geoff Savage
Illustrations by Mike Rooth
Reviewed by Danial Duda

Danial Duda is an information services librarian in the Queen Elizabeth
II Library, Memorial University of Newfoundland.


For students and scholars of military history, the quotations featured
in this book can be used as a starting point for many a good debate. The
quotations are divided into two main sections: war and peace. Both
sections follow the same chronological format, with current items at the
beginning (e.g., Iraq and Palestine in 2003) and going back into ancient
and biblical times.

The sources used cover a wide range of media (the Bible, speeches,
books, radio, television, newspapers, news magazines, poetry, song
lyrics, etc.) and represent all walks of life (emperors, generals,
statesmen/stateswomen, pacifists, songwriters, poets, novelists,
philosophers, saints, comedians, human-rights activists, etc.). Some
quotations—such as “Get up, stand up, stand up for your rights. Get
up, stand up, don’t give up the fight”—can be found, appropriately
enough, in both the war and the peace sections.

The handbook, which includes a table of contents, a bibliography,
illustrations, and an index, is highly recommended for all libraries.


“Quotable War or Peace,” Canadian Book Review Annual Online, accessed April 24, 2024, https://cbra.library.utoronto.ca/items/show/17319.