Warriors of the Rainbow: A Chronicle of the Greenpeace Movement from 1971 to 1979

Author(s): Robert Hunter


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.

2011. Reprint. A trade paperback copy in near fine, unmarked condition.


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"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

Robert Hunter was born in Winnipeg, Manitoba, in 1941 and died in 2005. Hunter was a journalist, storyteller, activist and public relations guru for the international environmental movement. His self-termed 'media mind bombs' aimed at saving the earth's environment were notorious. He faced the world's largest military force while opposing nuclear weapons testing on Greenpeace's maiden voyage, dyed the whitecoats of Harp Seal pups to make them commercially worthless and stood between Russian harpoons and whales in the Pacific Ocean. In so doing, Hunter inspired a 'new brand of personal environmental activism' which he put to good use as president of the Greenpeace Foundation from 1973 to 1977.

General Fields

  • : 9781921888809
  • : Fremantle Press
  • : Fremantle Press
  • : 0.630493
  • : February 2011
  • : 228mm X 158mm
  • : Australia
  • : February 2012
  • : books

Special Fields

  • : Colour and black and white illustrations
  • : 456
  • : 333.9516
  • : English
  • : 40th anniversary e.
  • : Paperback
  • : Robert Hunter