The Hitchike a Vietnam Era Book by Mark Paul Smith

On the road to peace during the turbulent 70’s

The Hitchhike

by Mark Paul Smith

In 1972, Mark Paul Smith, an officer in the U.S. Air Force, hitchhiked around the world and came back a conscientious objector. In his journey he discovered some basic truths about all mankind and their desire for peace. This Vietnam era book is his true story.

“When I left on my journey I wasn’t sure if I was an intrepid explorer or just another fugitive from justice. I had no idea I would end up meeting John Lennon, hitchhiking through The Iron Curtain, . . . nearly dying in a storm at sea, smoking opium in Iran, finding my soul in the music of Afghanistan, smuggling turquoise over the Khyber Pass into Pakistan and nearly dying from dysentery and the dagger of my Argentinian lover in India.” —from the preface

ISBN 978-0-985243-08-9 • 6 x 9 paperback • 318 pgs • $17.95 

Cover design by Armen Kojoyian