William T. Hathaway began his writing career as a newspaper reporter in San Francisco, then joined the Special Forces to write a book about war. A World of Hurt won a Rinehart Foundation Award for its portrayal of the psychological roots of war: the emotional blockage and need for patriarchal approval that draw men to the military. Summer Snow tells of an American warrior in Central Asia who falls in love with a Sufi Muslim and learns from her that higher consciousness is more effective than violence. Radical Peace: People Refusing War presents the experiences of peace activists who have moved beyond demonstrations and petitions into direct action, defying the government's laws and impeding its capacity to kill. William is currently an adjunct professor of American studies at the University of Oldenburg in Germany.