"This is a very impressive book." John Coyne, Editor of Peace Corps Writers and Peace Corps Worldwide
"A great job! I am astonished at how detailed and thorough this work is." David Searles, author of The Peace Corps Experience: Challenge and Change, 1969-1976
Useful for anyone interested in the Peace Corps, this easy-to-read book includes all notable activities related to America's most iconic program. It describes the first half century of service during which more than 200,000 Americans volunteered to work in 139 countries. Inspired by JFK's inaugural call- "Ask not what your country can do for you, ask what you can do for your country"- volunteers from all 50 states traveled to tropical cloud forests, savannahs, prairies, deserts and frigid mountainous steppes to learn a new language and lend a hand.
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About the Author
As a younger man, he picked salmon from set nets in bush Alaska, fought a plague of mosquitoes in Canada, crawled through burial tombs in Peru, rode bulls in Bolivia, relaxed in Ecuadorian volcanic hot springs alongside Indians, hung out with an Uruguayan acting troupe, drank mate with Argentine lawyers, listened to tales of Chilean torture in a peña, floated alongside a pelican on the Sea of Cortes, danced to reggae while sipping cane liquor on Honduran sands, cheated border guards in Guatemala, ate pupusas in El Salvador and went underground in Mexico City after becoming embroiled in local politics. His travels outside the (lower) 48 states lasted for seven and one half years.