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Bernie on!: Chicago to Philly on foot for Bernie Sanders and the Political Revolution

ISBN: 9781521268841
Publisher: Independently published
Publication Date: 2017-05-10
Number of pages: 259
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“I walked closer, I studied the letters - the family name - written on the rusty mailbox. I squinted in confusion as my brain pieced it together. 'What is this sign saying?' a voice in my head inquired, unsure if my eyes were playing a trick on me. Soon I stood there in complete astonishment: this sign wasn't just literally a sign. It was also a figurative one. A message. A wink from the Universe. Or the Divine. Or whatever else you want to call it. And it was a message that couldn't have been simpler, clearer, more beautiful and more desperately needed! And suddenly I knew without a smidgen of a doubt that - despite the despair and hopelessness of my situation - I was supposed to be here. Right here on the side of the road in rural Ohio. Far away from home on some crazy quest I had decided to take on for reasons only the stars knew. And that every experience in my life, absolutely everything I had ever done and gone through had lead me here. And that I wasn't going home after all - not for all the money in the world!” -- Bernhard Forcher tells his story of walking 27 miles a day for 27 days from the corner of 73rd & Lowe in Chicago - where Bernie Sanders was arrested in 1963 for protesting segregation - to Philadelphia, in time for the 2016 Democratic National Convention. Along the way he encounters a multitude of kind strangers, experiences the stunning beauty of Illinois, Indiana, Ohio, West Virginia and Pennsylvania, and faces physical, mental and emotional challenges that threaten to end his journey long before the finish. The closer he gets to his destination, the clearer the profound truth behind Bernie Sanders' life's work becomes...

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