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

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Peace Corps Books to Read Before Your Service

  • 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.

  • 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
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Romania in Depth: A Peace Corps Publication - Romania, one of the most populous countries of eastern Europe, has a rich and complex history, whose culture has evolved over centuries and is a product of many conquering tribes and empires...
  • Letters From The Peace Corps - Peace Corps letters, and Journal entries from Peace Corps experience in Guinea Bissau and Cabo Verde West Africa.
  • Murder in Benin: Kate Puzey's Death in the Peace Corps - Kate Puzey was a popular, outgoing 24-year-old who loved being a Peace Corps volunteer in West Africa, but when she discovered a dark secret in her village, she knew she needed to take a stand -- a decision that would ultimately cost her life.