"Captain Paul K. Chappell has given us a crucial look at war and peace from the unique perspective of a soldier, and his new ideas show us why world peace is both necessary and possible in the 21st century."

-Archbishop Desmond Tutu, Nobel Peace Prize Laureate

The Art of Waging Peace
Peaceful Revolution
The End Of War
Will War Ever End?
  • The Art of Waging Peace


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    July 4, 2013


    Over two-thousand years ago, Sun Tzu wrote The Art of War. In today’s struggle to stop war, terrorism, and other global problems, West Point graduate Paul K. Chappell offers new and practical solutions in his pioneering book, The Art of Waging Peace. By sharing his own personal struggles with childhood trauma, racism, and berserker rage, Chappell explores the anatomy of war and peace, giving strategies, tactics, and leadership principles to resolve inner and outer conflict. Chappell explains from a military perspective how Gandhi and Martin Luther King Jr. were strategic geniuses, more brilliant and innovative than any general in military history, courageous warriors who advanced a more effective method than waging war for providing national and global security. This pragmatic and richly instructive book shows how we can become active citizens with the skills and strength to defeat injustice and end all war.

    “I am profoundly grateful for the courage and intelligence with which Paul K. Chappell serves his country.” – Barry Lopez, National Book Award winner.

    “As a Vietnam combat veteran I think it is highly inspiring to discover that someone with Captain Chappell’s credentials has refocused his military training, discipline, courage, and compassion to redirect those skills toward the necessary strategies of gaining the peace. I highly recommend this book to everyone who cares about the subject, and pity all those who don’t.” – Thomas Steinbeck, John Steinbeck Family Foundation


    Prophets of Peace: General Douglas MacArthur Speaking on the Need to Abolish War

    Preface: The Three Forms of Change

    Part I: The Infinite Shield

    Chapter 1 – The Labyrinth of Trauma

    Chapter 2 – The Siren Song of Rage

    Chapter 3 – The First Line of Defense

    Chapter 4 – The Power of Calm

    Chapter 5 – The Three Forms of Deflection

    Chapter 6 – The Perilous Arrow

    Part II: The Sword that Heals

    Chapter 7 – West Point and World Peace

    Chapter 8 – The Master of Deception

    Chapter 9 – The Sword of Truth

    Chapter 10 – The Power of Persuasion and Strategic Thinking

    Chapter 11 – How We Can Protect Our Country and Planet in the Twenty-first Century

    Chapter 12 – The Underdog Journey

    Cover image of Monumento a los Caidos, a memorial dedicated to those who died in the Spanish Civil War, located in Santa Cruz de Tenerife, Spain