Peace: The Biography of a Symbol


As the symbol's popularity blossomed, so did an entire generation, and author Ken Kolsbun's expertly selected images from his own collections as well as a variety of historical archives illustrate both the sign itself and the larger history that it helped to shape. Along the way, the book recounts the controversy inspired by the peace symbol, bringing to light several trials that challenged its very existence. Drawing on exclusive archival interviews with Gerald Holtom, the late creator of the symbol, "Peace..." recounts its birth and goes on to build a historic portrait using both iconic and rarely seen photographs.
About the author: Ken Kolsbun is a photographer, writer, historian, peace activist, game inventor, landscape architect, baseball fan, bicyclist, mail-order catalog designer, husband, and father. He continues to be active in the peace movement and is an authority on the peace symbol itself.