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Read what the media has written about Marcher, Walker, Pilgrim. Columnist Rekha Basu writes, “Fallon’s account … won’t be some scientific analysis of why we have alternating droughts and floods, and occasional July winters and December summers. … His book is more of a tribute to the natural world as he and some 35 to 50 walkers experienced it in their quest to ‘wake people up to what’s going on before it’s too late.’” (Read Rekha’s column here.)

Buy the book

Click here to learn more about Marcher, Walker, Pilgrim by Ed Fallon. Click buttons to add to cart: If ordering six or more books, call (515) 238-6404. You can avoid shipping costs by picking up your book(s) at the office or at a reading near you. Payment by check Make check out to “Climate March” and mail to: Climate March 735 19th St Des Moines, IA 50314 Please include a note itemizing your books, shipping, and donation amount. (Note: more of your money goes to Continue reading →

Time for a Green New Deal

Dear Friends, If you ever feel hopeless about the climate crisis, yesterday was a real shot in the arm. Nearly a thousand young people occupied the offices of US Representatives Nancy Pelosi, Steny Hoyer, and Jim McGovern, demanding action on the Green New Deal. Over 150 participants were arrested at Pelosi’s and Hoyer’s offices. In an affirmation of the power of nonviolent direct action, Rep. McGovern came out of his office to talk with protesters and agreed to sign on to the Green New Deal! The Continue reading →

Legislation to support Native communities

Dear Friends, Bold Iowa was well represented today at a meeting at Senator Grassley’s office. In the fight against the Dakota Access Pipeline (DAPL), Native communities have been hit particularly hard, both in terms of DAPL’s impact on land, water, and climate, and because of the great harm caused by predatory “man camps” that spring up along construction and extraction sites. At the Federal Building in Des Moines, Native and non-Native people met with Grassley’s State Director, Carol Olsen, and two of the Senator’s Washington, Continue reading →

Book Launch

Sunday, December 2, 2018 2:00-4:00 p.m. 500 E Locust St (third floor) Des Moines, IA 50309 Join us at the official launch party for Marcher, Walker, Pilgrim — Ed’s memoir from the 2014 Great March for Climate Action. Ed will talk about the book, read selections, and take questions. Hardcover and paperback books will be available for purchase and for Ed to sign. You may prepurchase here. All proceeds go to Climate March, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization. On the 3,100-mile, 8-month walk from LA to Continue reading →

Attend a reading

Come hear author Ed Fallon read from his book, Marcher, Walker, Pilgrim, and discuss the growing urgency of the climate crisis. Books will be available for purchase and signed by the author. Let us know if you’d like to help host a reading in your town. Contact or call (515) 238-6404. Upcoming events Friday, February 15, 3:00-4:00 p.m. The Village at Legacy Pointe 1650 SE Holiday Crest Circle Waukee, IA 50263 Thursday, February 21, 7:00 p.m. Luther College, Olin Hall 214 700 College Dr. Decorah, IA Continue reading →

Thank you for your purchase!

Thank you for your purchase of Marcher, Walker, Pilgrim.  If you have questions or special shipping instructions, please call 515-238-6404 or email Pick them up on Sunday, December 2 at our Book Launch at 2:00 p.m. at 500 E Locust Street, third floor in Des Moines. Or . . . After December 2, you can pick them up at 735 19th Street in Des Moines. Or . . . Attend or host a book reading/signing event in your town and Ed will bring you a Continue reading →


The book Marcher, Walker, Pilgrim contains 80 photos. The hardcover features color photos while the paperback has black-and-white photos. Here is a sampling from the book.  


Here are some excerpts from Ed Fallon’s book, Marcher, Walker, Pilgrim. From the Introduction Walking across America is an enormous challenge. Pounding pavement, gravel, and sand 15 – 20 miles a day for eight months is unkind to one’s body, even under the best conditions. The difficulties are markedly greater when one walks on a schedule, as we did, with rallies and events planned along the route weeks and even months in advance. When you walk on a schedule you can’t take time off for an Continue reading →

Endorsements and Reviews

NEW ENDORSEMENT THIS WEEK “In April of 2014, Fr. Larry Manchas invited a group of cross-country walkers/pilgrims to spend the night in St. Bruno’s parish hall in Greensburg, Pennsylvania — an offer they gratefully accepted after walking out of Pittsburgh for their usual 12- to 21-mile days. The next day they set off on Route 30 when I joined them for a scant few miles. That evening they did their usual thing, sleeping near Ligonier in their small tents. “In his book, the body stresses Continue reading →