Books for changing the world

Rory Fanning

Rory Fanning walked across the United States for the Pat Tillman Foundation in 2008–2009, following two deployments to Afghanistan with the 2nd Army Ranger Battalion. He is a war resister, military counter recruiter, and writer living in Chicago, Illinois. His writing has appeared in the Guardian, the NationMother JonesSalon, TruthoutTruthDigTomDispatchJacobin,Socialist Worker and others. He speaks at high schools and universities about his walk across the US and his experience in the military.


  • Long Shot

    Black-balled NBA champion explores the challenges and rewards of using a celebrity platform to stand up against racism and exploitation.

  • Worth Fighting For

    Former US Army Ranger walks across America for a fallen comrade and finds his voice as a war resister.