A gripping personal account, this book is written by a man who participated in some of the most publicized international environmental actions ever undertaken. Robert Hunter was a much loved member of Greenpeace from its inception, when he and 10 others sailed aboard a rusting ship on a voyage to protect Canada’s waters from nuclear testing. The brains behind iconic actions—such as dying Harp Seal pups in Alaska with red paint to make their skins commercially worthless—Hunter remained one of the movement's most fondly remembered activists until his death in 2005, despite his open and candid accounts of internal politics and interpersonal strife. This updated edition features a new foreword by the Greenpeace executive director, as well as additional photographs and an author's note.
About the authors
Robert Hunter, named one of the ten eco-heroes of the 20th century by Time magazine, is a writer, broadcaster, and speaker on the issues of the environment and climate change. He won a Governor General's Award for his 1991 book Occupied Canada. Robert Hunter passed away in 2005 at the age of 63 years.
"There have been many books and memoirs written by participants of these events. All are worth reading. The first, most poignant, and the best is Warriors of the Rainbow. It is also, in my humble opinion, the most hilarious." —Kumi Naidoo, Executive Director, Greenpeace