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Daisaku Ikeda
A Youthful Diary: 1949 - 1960
One man's journey from the beginning of faith to worldwide leadership for peace.

World Tribune Press, 2000
ISBN: 0-915678-68-3

A Youthful Diary offers the author's unvarnished reflections on life, work, family, faith and friends as well as a compelling account of both his triumphs and setbacks on the road to establishing the foundation of today's global movement for peace that is the Soka Gakkai International.


Phillip Hammond, David Machacek
Soka Gakkai in America
Accommodation and Conversion

Oxford University Press, 1999
ISBN: 0-19-829389-5

A study of the SGI-USA that examines how the organization adapted to the peculiar circumstances of America's cultural life and showing how it became a very American phenomenon.


Dayle M. Bethel
Makiguchi the Value Creator
Revolutionary Japanese Educator and Founder of Soka Gakkai

New Holland (UK)
ISBN: 0-8348-0318-6

Tsuneasburo Makiguchi (1871-1944) was one of Japan's most significant educators, who in the 1930s proposed educational reforms that were as revolutionary as those advanced by his American counterpart John Dewey. This book tells of his contribution to education. His opposition to rote memorization, his emphasis on the creative potential of every student and his call for the involvement of community members in the educational process are ideas being broached in Western discussions about education.


Bryan Wilson, Karel Dobbelaere
Time to Chant
The Soka Gakkai Buddhists in Britain

Oxford University Press, 1994/ The Clarendon Press, 1998

A sociological study of SGI-UK activities by Bryan Wilson and Karel Dobbelaere, based on a demographic survey of the SGI-UK membership, augmented by individual interviews.


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