In order to get more accurate results, our search has the following Google-Type search functionality:
If you use '+' in front of a word, then that word will be present in the search results.
ex: Harry +Potter will return results with the word 'Potter'.
If you use '-' in front of a word, then that word will be absent in the search results.
ex: Harry -Potter will return results without the word 'Potter'.
If you use 'AND' between two words, then both of those words will be present in the search results.
ex: Harry AND Potter will return results with both 'Harry' and 'Potter'.
If you use 'OR' between two words, then bth of those words may or may not be present in the search results.
ex: Harry OR Potter will return results with just 'Harry', results with just 'Potter' and results with both 'Harry' and 'Potter'.
If you use 'NOT' before a word, then that word will be absent in the search results.
ex: Harry NOT Potter will return results without the word 'Potter'.
Placing '""' around words will perform a phrase search. The search results will contain those words in that order.
ex: "Harry Potter" will return any results with 'Harry Potter' in them, but not 'Potter Harry'.
Using '*' in a word will perform a wildcard search. The '*' signifies any number of characters. Searches can not start with a wildcard.
ex: Pot*er will return results with words starting with 'Pot' and ending in 'er'. In this case, 'Potter' will be a match.
Count Lev Nikolayevich Tolstoy (1828-1910), born to an aristocratic Russian family, is remembered as one of the greatest writers of all time. Best known for realist fiction like War and Peace (1869) and Anna Karenina (1877), Tolstoy's legacy is also that of a passionate and influential proponent of nonviolence and conscientious objection.After experiencing a profound moral crisis and spiritual awakening in the 1870s, Tolstoy began to closely follow a pacifist doctrine. He renounced his aristocratic lifestyle and promoted his nonviolent beliefs right up until his death in 1910 at age 82. It is said that he spent his last hours preaching love and tolerance to his fellow train passengers. The letter reproduced on our cover is a reflection of his fervent pacifism. It is his response to an unidentified conscientious objector who sought his advice after refusing military service.Through this Tolstoy, Letter of Peace cover design, we hope to honour both the literary and personal legacy of the great Leo Tolstoy.