A Walk Across America Author:Peter Jenkins From the flap: On the morning of October 15, 1973, a young man set out on an extraordinary journey. Peter Jenkins and his dog Cooper begin a long walk that would span continental America, its length and breadth. Just after graduating from college Peter had become so disillusioned by the turbulent events of the time that he considered leaving the... more » country. Instead, he decided to walk across it.
"I was so discouraged by what I'd been hearing about this country that I decided I'd go and find out for myself. I figured it would take me and my dog Cooper maybe a month to walk down to the Gulf and then over to the Pacific. Well, it's been more than five years and I'm still walking. I found it wasn't enough to just walk through America. I had to stop and work and live with the people. And there I found it - the real America I'd been looking for - at home among the people."« less