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Green Books Campaign: The End of War
 
On Nov. 10, 2010 to support books printed in an eco-friendly manner 200 bloggers took a stand by simultaneously publishing reviews of 200 books printed on recycled or FSC-certified paper.  By turning a spotlight on books printed using eco- friendly paper, we hope to raise the awareness of book buyers and encourage everyone to take the environment into consideration when purchasing books.
 
This review is part of the campaign.
 
The campaign is organized for the second time by Eco-Libris, a green company working to make reading more sustainable.  We invite you to join the discussion on "green" books and support books printed in an eco-friendly manner!  A full list of participating blogs and links to their reviews is available on Eco-Libris website.
 
 
The End of War
By Captain Paul K. Chappell
Easton Studio Press
Printed in an environmentally friendly way on FSC-certified paper
2010
Reviewed by Angie Mangino
Rating:  5 stars
 
 
Agreeing to review this book as part of the Green Books Campaign, I did so to make a difference in our world and to raise awareness of alternate ways of printing to preserve our natural resources.  Never did I expect that this book would influence me as much as it did! 
 
After finishing reading it, I did not immediately begin to write this review, as is my normal working habit with book reviews.  Instead I was propelled to follow the back cover suggestion for more information to visit www.paulkchappell.com and made the decision that there is so much more I can do.
 
What is so special about this book?  It is written by a soldier who served in the U.S.Army for seven years who is now Peace Leadership Director for the Nuclear Age Peace Foundation.  He is a warrior and a patriot, loving and serving our country, and he points out new ways to look at peace and ending war that are not hopelessly ideal and naïve, but rather supported by common sense practical actions that anyone who loves America as he does can do if they so choose.
 
Chappell speaks from history to support his ideas, from American History, Military History, World History, and Ancient Greece, in a down- to- earth, easily readable and understandable way.
 
He states at the beginning where he will go in this book.
“As we will discover in this book, ideas are the key to ending war, but only people can bring them to life.”
 
His last page includes a quote from Gautama Buddha that offers crucial advice for every thinking person.
“Do not believe something, no matter who said it, not even if I have said it, unless it agrees with your own reason and common sense.”
 
The End of War agrees with my reason and common sense.  I strongly encourage you to read it to see if it agrees with yours.