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Book Reading: She Walked for All of Us

When: Wednesday, July 24, 2013, 4:00 pm
Where: New England Mobile Book Fair • 82-84 Needham St • (Opposite McDonald's) • Newton Highlands

 

 She Walked for All of Us
One Woman's 1971 Protest Against an Illegal War.  
by Louise Bruyn

 
The book that is a diary of each of the 45 days it took to walk to D.C. from Newton is now published as of April 2013, 42 years after it was initially written.  For those who were present during those times, no explanation is needed.  For others,
 
"it was an action I took to stop being anesthetized by the hopelessness of the ongoing war in Vietnam.  After 10 days thinking about it, I left on February 17, walked through snow storms, rain, and one blizzard, plus the coming Spring weather, arriving on April 2.  My goal was to tell as many people as possible - those I met along the road, and the wider world through newspaper, radio, and television interviews - of our brutality against so many of the Vietnamese people and their land.  My purpose was to ask people as citizens in a democracy to do what was in their power to stop the war."  The book has many great stories of interchanges with the public, personal thoughts along the way and some humorous times.  
 
Foreword by Dr. Bernard Lown, co-recipient of the Nobel Peace Prize in 1985.  Afterword by Olivia Ames Hoblitzelle, retelling what her group of mothers did in 1971 that brought protesters in 35 states to their state capitols to coincide with Louise's arrival at the Capitol steps.
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