Tuesday, September 18, 2012

Catonsville Nine reviewed by History News Network and Counterpunch

My book The Catonsville Nine: A Story of Faith and Resistance in the Vietnam Era recently garnered favorable reviews from History News Network and Counterpunch. The HNN review (available here) said that the book is "an original, balanced study" that is "objective, well-written and highly interesting from a number of angles." The Counterpunch reviewer (article available here) claimed that the book is "a must read for people of any faith."

Friday, September 7, 2012

Huffington Post piece on The Catonsville Nine

I've written a piece for The Huffington Post about the Catonsville Nine and their legacy. It's not necessarily a summary of my book, but it provides a bit of perspective. The full article is accessible here.

Saturday, August 25, 2012

KVON Radio interview on August 29

This Wednesday, August 29, I'll be joining Jeff Schechtman of KVON Radio (Wine Country News Talk in California's Napa Valley, 1440 AM) on his morning show. I'll be discussing my book The Catonsville Nine at 7 a.m. PST (9 Central, 10 Eastern). Online streaming can be found at KVON's website here.

Thursday, August 16, 2012

September 29 appearance at the Baltimore Book Festival

At noon on Saturday, September 29, I'll be appearing that Radical Book Pavilion at the Baltimore Book Festival. Kudos to Red Emma's Bookstore Coffeehouse for putting this together! A full schedule can be found here.

Wednesday, August 8, 2012

UW-Madison News Service story on Catonsville Nine book

The great folks at the UW News Service have written up a great account of my new book, and it's available here.

Thursday, July 19, 2012

Catonsville Nine reviewed by filmmaker Joe Tropea in Baltimore City Paper

Filmmaker Joe Tropea (who is finishing up Hit and Stay, an amazing documentary on antidraft protests) has reviewed the Catonsville Nine for the City Paper in Baltimore. Joe's review is available here. (You might also check out the website for Joe's film, which is available here.)

Interviewed in Catonsville Patch for Catonsville Nine

Penny Riordan recently interviewed me about my book The Catonsville Nine for Catonsville Patch, the online news site. (Please note the shout-outs to my mom and sister.) The story is available here.

Sunday, July 8, 2012

The Catonsville Nine reviewed in The Boston Globe and The Wall Street Journal

My book The Catonsville Nine: A Story of Faith and Resistance in the Vietnam Era was reviewed last week in both The Boston Globe and The Wall Street Journal. The Globe's review called the book "a comprehensive account" and a "readable history." (The full review is available here.) The Wall Street Journal described the book as "sympathetic but fair." (That review can be found here.)

Wednesday, June 6, 2012

John Dear on Catonsville Nine in National Catholic Reporter

Father John Dear has written a wonderfully generous review of my book The Catonsville Nine for the National Catholic Reporter. The full review can be found here, but one passage is worth quoting: "Meticulously researched, it reads like a thriller with a compelling message about the power of ordinary people to make a difference in changing the world."

Sunday, March 18, 2012

The Catonsville Nine in Publisher's Weekly

A review in Publisher's Weekly for my book The Catonsville Nine: A Story of Faith and Resistance in the Vietnam Era. It says that I'm successful at "combining a novel’s readability with in-depth historical research." Read the full PW review here.

Monday, March 5, 2012

Endorsements for The Catonsville Nine: A Story of Faith and Resistance in the Vietnam Era

"In 1967, the respected Vietnam historian Bernard Fall warned that Vietnam 'is threatened with extinction [under] the blows of the largest military machine ever unleashed on an area of this size.' This remarkable study brings to life the courageous activists who sought to prevent this horrifying outcome with a principled act of civil disobedience, exploring the complex circumstances and consequences with rare sensitivity and insight." --Noam Chomsky

"Peters offers a rich and engrossing study of nine passionate activists who displayed their disgust with the war in Vietnam by destroying draft registration files in the Baltimore area. The book vividly depicts the lives of these men and women; who they were, what they did, why they did it, and the notable trial that followed their arrest. The Catonsville Nine is a valuable contribution to social and legal history; and an absorbing study, too, of the psychology, politics, and theology of protest and non-violence." --Lawrence Friedman, Marion Rice Kirkwood Professor of Law, Stanford Law School

"The definitive account of 'arguably the single most powerful antiwar act in American history.' Well researched and well told, it reads like a thriller, with all the pain, drama, and power of the 1960s anti-war movement--but it's far more important than any thriller. Peters deftly takes us through the epic tale and trial of ordinary activists determined to do what they could to help end the U.S. war in Viet Nam, how they broke new ground in symbolic nonviolent civil disobedience, and sparked a movement that indeed helped end the war. Like Taylor Branch's Parting the Waters, The Catonsville Nine makes movement history come alive and pushes us to carry on their mission for the abolition of war once and for all." -- John Dear, activist and author of Living Peace, Jesus the Rebel

Monday, February 27, 2012

Publication date for The Catonsville Nine set for June 29, 2012

Oxford University Press will be publishing my book The Catonsville Nine: A Story of Faith and Resistance in the Vietnam Era on June 29, 2012. It's already available via pre-order through Amazon.com and Oxford UP.