Archive - February 7, 2016

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New books by Peace Corps writers — January 2016
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Cold Hand of History, The Peace Corps Part 6

New books by Peace Corps writers — January 2016

To purchase any of these books from Amazon.com, click on the book cover, the bold book title, or the publishing format you would like — and Peace Corps Worldwide, an Amazon Associate, will receive a small remittance that will help support the site and the annual Peace Corps Writers awards. See a book you’d like to review for Peace Corps Worldwide? Send us a note at peacecorpsworldwide@gmail.com. • • Circling Sicily (travel) Leita Kaldi Davis (Senegal 1993–96) Createspace December 2015 42 pages $12.00 paperback • The Toughest Peace Corps Job: Letters from Somalia, 1969 Jim  Douglas (Somalia 1969–71) Inkwater Press December 2015 336 pages $16.95 (paperback), $27.95 (hardcover), $4.99 (Kindle) • The Girl in the Glyphs: A Novel David C. Edmonds (Chile 1963-65) A Peace Corps Writers Book January 5, 2016 354 pages $12.99 paperback; $4.99 Kindle • Lirio Del Peru (Spanish translation of Lily of Peru) David C. Edmonds . . .

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Cold Hand of History, The Peace Corps Part 6

In Late October,1962, Sargent Shriver visited Ethiopia. He was determined to meet all 278 Volunteers recalled Donovan McClure, who accompanied Shriver from Washington. “He raced around in a jeep from sun-up to sunset shattering the poise of countless Volunteers by suddenly appearing in their classroom or at the doors of their houses, hand extended, “Hi! I’m Sarge Shriver. Greatameecha…President Kennedy is behind you all the way.” As Gary May reports. I was teaching English at the Commercial School when Shriver burst into my classroom, followed by Wofford and several Ethiopian officials from the Ministry of Education and our Headmaster. He came across the front of the classroom right at me, hand outstretched, just that, “Hi! I’m Sarge Shriver. Greatameecha.” I remember blurting out, “No kidding.” My tenth grade class was so stunned they didn’t jump to their feet as all Ethiopia students would do when an adult opened the classroom . . .

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