Archive - February 5, 2018

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UPDATE: RPCV Oral History Archives Project
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CHASING HEISENBERG by Michael Joseloff (Tunisia) climbs Amazon best seller list

UPDATE: RPCV Oral History Archives Project

Here is an important  announcement received from Patrica Wand (Colombia 63-65) and Evelyn Ganzglass (Somalia 1966 –1968)  on behalf of the RPCV Oral History Archives Project. “We are pleased to announce that we applied for Affiliate Group status for the RPCV Oral History Archives Project (OHAP) and in December the request was granted by National Peace Corps Association (NPCA).  This is a wonderful year-end tribute to Phyllis Noble,(Nigeria 65-67) who died in 2017, and to Robert Klein,(Ghana  61-63) OHAP Founder,who died in 2012, for their essential contributions to the Project. And there’s more good news.   Three RPCVs have joined us in forming a leadership team for the RPCV Oral History Archives Project. Amy Amessoudji  (Guinea 1995-1997) Cedar Wolf  (Namibia 2006-2008) Harry Bennett  (Belize 2002-2004),   Fundraising is underway to pay for digitizing over 520 analog interviews in the JFK Library. Interviews since 2015 are recorded electronically and over 100 are now available in the Returned Peace Corps Volunteer Collection at the JFK Library. . . .

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CHASING HEISENBERG by Michael Joseloff (Tunisia) climbs Amazon best seller list

    Last week Cindy Kelly, president of The Atomic Heritage Foundation, came to New York to interview Michael Joseloff (Tunisia 1967-69) about his new eBook Chasing Heisenberg: The Race for the Atom Bomb. She also interviewed Ben Bederson, a physicist who worked at Los Alamos designing ignition switches for the plutonium bomb. The video recordings will be online as part of the foundation’s “Voices of the Manhattan Project,” an oral history archive. Joseloff reports that Chasing Heisenberg is selling well. It hit #1 in Amazon’s print and eBook Molecular Physics category.  It has also led the eBook Math & Science category.  Since the book launched last month, it has clawed its way past more than 98 thousand other books on Amazon’s digital best seller list and is currently ranked #5,960. Michael’s book will be reviewed on our site within the coming weeks.    

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