The story of former president of Costa Rica and 1987 Nobel Peace Prize Winner Oscar Sanchez Arias.
This is the story of a tiny country that made a decision to do something that no other country had ever done - it decided to abolish its army and declare peace to the world.
And this is the story of a young boy who grew up in that country, and how he ended up challenging - and sometimes even convincing - the greatest powers in the world to follow Costa Rica’s example.
Oscar Arias: Without a Shot Fired is a Don Quixote-like saga with great historical touchstones - Ronald Reagan and Mikhail Gorbachev, Cold War politics and Communism, Central American War and Peace.
It follows a slight, academic, and most unlikely hero over the course of more than fifty years, as he travels the world in a quest to stop the spread of the weapons of war. In the end, it is a story about the triumph of reason, of the sparrow triumphing over the eagle, and how the impossible dream can sometimes come true.