Two Books About War Imagine Alternatives to Combat

From a Washington Post review by David Perry headlined “Two new books about war imagine alternatives to righteous combat”:

As the United States lurched slowly into World War II, my grandfather Albert Q. Perry ran into trouble with his church for being a pacifist. Granddad was a Universalist minister, recently graduated from Tufts University, and holding his first pulpit in Essex, Mass. My dad and my uncle, neither of whom were old enough to remember directly, told me two different stories about what happened.

Five Books That illuminate the Agony and Uncertainty of Civilians Caught in Wars

From a Washington Post story by John Tirman headlined “Five books that illuminate the agony and uncertainty of civilians caught in wars”:

The civilian catastrophe in Ukraine is hard to witness. Every day we get new images of Russia’s bombardment of the innocent: homes blasted apart, hospitals leveled, cars and buses shredded, mothers and children dead in the streets, and in one heartbreaking photo, a bloodied pregnant woman ferried away on a stretcher only to lose her baby and her own life later.