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War and Peace War and Peace
Featured Collection November 2010

It's more than an epic book and movie! Step out of your comfort zone to explore different viewpoints, political ideas and historic moments that shaped our nation at Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh.

Peace and War for Kids: History and Possibilities
War and peace are tough topics for adults to wrap their minds around. Deciding when and how to talk with young children about conflict and cooperation on a global scale can be challenging too, but there are plenty of books that offer opportunities to consider how people can work and play well together--and what happens when we don't. Older children may want to talk things over also if they decide to read some of the novels listed.
 
Behind Enemy Lines
If you'd prefer not to see infantrymen being blown up on the front line, try these suspenseful movies of the resistance, whether in occupied countries or in prisoner of war camps, and of life on the other side.
 
Military Science Fiction
Ten books about waging war and making peace in distant times on distant worlds.
 
Songs of American Wars
Listen to these historic song albums online from our American Song database, available as streaming audio. Use your library card to login.
 
Vietnam in War and Peace
For many Americans "Vietnam" is a period in American military history, especially for Baby Boomers who came of age during the Vietnamese War and the Anti-War Movement. The selections here will provide a "Vietnamese" perspective.
 
Vietnam War and Protest Songs
Listen to these historic anti-war protest songs from our American Song database, available as streaming audio. Use your library card to login.
 
War and Peace: Heavy Metal
Heavy metal music and war go hand-in-hand. The music, if done right, can sound like rumbling tanks, machine guns, and screeching eagles. The lyrics and imagery often relish the horror and glories of gory battle and even the pro-peace songs have a morbid fascination to them.
 
War Comedies
War is tragic yet there are a surprising number of movies and TV series that give comic relief to the subject.
 
War Stories on CD
Looking for a good war story? We have a huge collection of fictional stories on CD, from the Revolutionary War to the Afghan War, with lots of Civil War and WWII thrown in for good measure.
 
War: What is it Good For? - Teen Fiction
War affects everybody. Read one of these fiction books that explore how war effects people, both those fighting and those living through it.
 
War: What is it Good For? - Teen Nonfiction
War affects everybody. Read one of these nonfiction books that explore how war effects people, both those fighting and those living through it.