Peace Corps Books: Stories, Manuals, History, & Criticism

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Peace Corps Books

The Insider's Guide to the Peace Corps: What to Know Before You Go - Dillon Banerjee shares candid facts and insights about his Peace Corps experience in a practical question-and-answer format.

One Hand Does Not Catch a Buffalo: 50 Years of Amazing Peace Corps Stories: Volume One: Africa (Peace Corps at 50) - This heartfelt collection is the first of its kind to chronicle 50 years of Peace Corps service.

When the World Calls: The Inside Story of the Peace Corps and Its First Fifty Years - Stanley Meisler deftly unpacks the complicated history with sharp analysis and memorable anecdotes.

Living Poor: A Peace Corps Chronicle - At the age of 48, Moritz Thomsen sold his pig farm and joined the Peace Corps. This is his story.

Unofficial Peace Corps Volunteer Handbook - This is a guide and journal in an easy-to-use and easy-to-write-in handbook designed to be with you before you join, while you serve and after you come back from your Peace Corps experience.

A Life Inspired: Tales of Peace Corps Service - Twenty-eight first-person stories represent the breadth of Peace Corps work, the countries it serves, and its Volunteer diversity.

Ponds of Kalambayi: A Peace Corps Memoir - The hilarious and heart-wrenching memoir from a Peace Corps volunteer in Zaire—with a new introduction.

So, You Want to Join the Peace Corps: What to Know Before You Go - Whether you're thinking of joining, or have already been accepted and are getting ready to leave, this book provides answers you simply can't find elsewhere.

Even the Smallest Crab Has Teeth: 50 Years of Amazing Peace Corps Stories: Volume Four: Asia and the Pacific (Peace Corps at 50) - Stories from land-locked Afghanistan to the smallest of islands in the far reaches of the Pacific Ocean.

The Peace Corps Volunteer's Handbook: A Personal Field Guide to Making the Most of Your Peace Corps Experience - Designed to be with you each step of the way—from applying to Peace Corps, starting your service, adjusting to your host country, and making your way home again—this handbook combines the best parts of a guidebook with all the creativity of a personal journal.

From the Center of the Earth: Stories Out of the Peace Corps - "What is so remarkable about these stories is how well they deliver the absolute essence, not of a Peace Corps 'experience,' but of the cultures of the host countries." -Amazon Reviewer

Gather the Fruit One by One: 50 Years of Amazing Peace Corps Stories: Volume Two: The Americas (Peace Corps at 50) - These stories take you on overland journeys to the Amazon Basin, into a village in Honduras terrorized by insurgent forces, and to the ball fields of Ecuador for an unusual game of "beisbol."

A Small Key Opens Big Doors: 50 Years of Amazing Peace Corps Stories: Volume Three: The Heart of Eurasia (Peace Corps at 50) - Of the 40 stories in this volume, some reach back to early Peace Corps years in Iran and Turkey. Others engage with the newness of democratic freedoms, drawing back the curtain on old suspicions...

Heaven and Hell in the Philippines: Journal of a Peace Corps Volunteer - The author served as an agro-forestry specialist from 1985 to 1987. Here he describes some of the encounters, experiences, trials and tribulations he went through as he became a part of the culture and daily life of a small farming community in Quirino Province.

Let's Use Free Speech to Expose the Peace Corps - Based on personal observation, the author attests that the Peace Corps disempowers the disadvantaged. The Peace Corps models arrogance. The Peace Corps shackles humanity. 26 pages; 25 poems

Alternatives to the Peace Corps: A Guide to Global Volunteer Opportunities, 12th Edition - "This book taught me things about the Peace Corps that I didn't know... right in the first 14 pages they gave me plenty of thoughts to consider and so many other options..." -Amazon Reviewer

Peace Corps Family and Friends Guide - This booklet is designed to help answer the most frequently asked questions from family and friends as well as provide information that can alleviate concerns and facilitate a supporting role in the Volunteer’s success.

Zambia in Depth: A Peace Corps Publication - Zambia was relatively untouched by the outside world until the mid-19th century, when it was visited by Western explorers, missionaries, and traders...

American Taboo: A Murder in the Peace Corps - Philip Weiss shines daylight on the facts of a Peace Corps murder case, exposing a gripping tale of love, violence, and clashing ideals.

A Couple in the Corps: A Peace Corps Journey From A Couple's Perspective - A Couple in the Corps will leave you with a living description of how incredibly rewarding Peace Corps service can be.

Peace Corps Fantasies: How Development Shaped the Global Sixties (Critical American Studies) - This book focuses on the case of Bolivia, where indigenous nationalist movements dramatically expelled the Peace Corps in 1971 and also shows how Peace Corps development ideology shaped domestic and transnational social protest, including U.S. civil rights, black nationalist, and antiwar movements.

The Emperor and the Elephants: A Peace Corps Volunteer's Story of Life During the Late 1970s in the Central African Empire - The Emperor and the Elephants is a memoir chronicling one Peace Corps volunteer’s fascinating experiences in the Central African Republic during the late 1970s.

Portrait of a Peace Corps Gringo - Through the recounting of many stories, this book candidly discusses the author’s successes, failures, and adventures as a husband, father, brother, and social worker.

Eritrea Remembered: Recollections & Photos by Peace Corps Volunteers - 18 Peace Corps Volunteers who served in Eritrea share their fond experiences in this Horn of Africa country.

Diary of the Ouagadougou Doc: A Peace Corps Experience - The book is a collection of excerpts from a diary written while serving as a Peace Corps Physician with the United States Peace Corps in Ouagadougou, Upper Volta (now Burkina Faso).

Three Hundred Cups of Tea and The Toughest Job: Riding the Peace Corps Rollercoaster in Mali, West Africa - When David and Asifa said yes to serving with the Peace Corps in Mali, little did they know they were stepping onto a rollercoaster that would test their endurance, their creativity and patience...

The Reluctant Volunteer: My Unforgettable Journey With the Peace Corps in Brazil - Peggy and her husband, Tim, enter Peace Corps training three weeks after their marriage. Once in Brazil, the outlook for the marriage and their Peace Corps service is grim until...