About the Author
George Meegan was twenty-five years old and an elementary school dropout, a British merchant seaman when he decided to take the longest walk in human history, without any special equipment, foundation bankroll, or backing of any kind. Leaving his ship in South America he made his way to Tierra del Fuego alone and just began to walk. Seven years later after crossing the Andes, making his way through the trackless Darien Gap, and after taking a long detour on foot to see Washington, D.C., he arrived at the Arctic Ocean with a wife he met and married along the way, and their two children. In that instant, part of the high academic story of human migrations received its death blow from a dropout. His book, The Longest Walk, was first published in 1982.
His second book, Democracy Reaches the Kids!, is a testament to George's mission and destiny in life to retool, rekindle the joy of learning in all the children in all the cultures of the world. To preserve and flower those vast treasures.
You can find a thorough encyclopedic entry for Mr. Meegan at Wikipedia.