The Great Peace March began as a noble dream: Hundreds walking enmasse across America to demand an end to the nuclear arms race. It began in March 1986 in Los Angeles with 1,200 marchers--old and young, from nearly every state and ten countries--and nearly ended two weeks later in the rain and cold of the Mojave Desert with the financial collapse of its sponsor.
But the press underestimated the hardiness and fierce determination of these marchers. After an incredible nine-month odyssey of hardships, learning, teaching and growing, the marchers reached their goal and a tumultuous welcome in Washington, D.C.
Here is their fascinating story: how they did it, the people they encountered along the way, and what this accomplishment achieved for the American peace movement. Written by two distinguished march leaders and illustrated with many photographs and drawings.