By Peace Corps Staff and Returned Volunteers
(alphabetically by author)

Those Peculiar Americans: The Peace Corps and American National Character
Lawrence H. Fuchs (staff: CD Philippines 1961–63)
NY: Meredith, 1967

Peace Corps Chronology: 1961-2010
Larry Lihosit (Honduras 1975–77)
San Bruno, CA: A Book Company

Keeping Kennedy’s Promise: Unmet Hope of the New Frontier
Kevin Lowther (Sierra Leone 1963–65) and C. Payne Lucas (staff: Togo, Niger, Washington 1964–71)
Westview Press, 1978

—, The Peace Corps’ Moment of Truth
Baltimore: Peace Corps Online, 2002

When the World Calls: The Inside Story of the Peace Corps and Its First Fifty Years
Stanley Meisler (staff: Washington 1964–67)
Beacon Press, 2011

The Peace Corps Experience: Challenge and Change, 1969–76
P. David Searles (staff: Philippines, Washington 1971–76)
University Press of Kentucky, 1997

Come as You Are: The Peace Corps Story
Coates  Redmon (staff: Washington 1962)
Harcourt, Brace Jovanovich, 1986

Point of the Lance
R. Sargent Shriver (staff: Director - Washington 1960–1966)
Harper & Row, 1964

Cultural Frontiers of the Peace Corps
Robert B. Textor (staff: Washington 1961–62)
MIT Press, 1966


Books about the Peace Corps by those who have not been associated with the Peace Corps either as Volunteers or staff
(alphabetically by author)

The Peace Corps in Action
Velma Adams
Chicago: Follett Publishing Co. 1964

New Frontiers for American Youth: Perspective on the Peace Corps
Maurice L. Albertson, Andrew E. Rica and Pauline E. Birky

The Peace Corps in Cameroon
Julius A. Amin
Kent State University Press, 1992

Peace Corps and Christian Mission
Roger D. Armstrong with a foreword by Samuel D. Proctor and a pref. by Charles W. Forman
New York, Friendship Press 1965

Minerva Cries Murder: An Eliza Figg Mystery
Mignon F. Ballard
NY: Carroll & Graf, 1993

The Story of Pakistan
Ruth R. Beck
McCormick-Mathers Publishers, 1966

The Peace Corps and More: 114 Ways to Work, Study and Travel in the Third World
Medea Benjamin
Global Exchange/Seven Locks Press, 1991

The Peace Corps and More: 175 Ways to Work, Study and Travel at Home & Abroad
Medea Benjamin with Miya Rodolfo-Sioson
Seven Locks Press, 1997

The Peace Corps
Robert G. Carey with a foreword by Joseph H. Blatchford (PC director 1969–72)
Praeger, 1970

The Volunteer

Carter Coleman
Warner Books, 1998

Behold This Dream
Adèle de Leeuw
McGraw-Hill, 1968

White Man’s Grave
Richard Dooling
NY: Farrar, Straus & Giroux, 199

The Peace Corps: A Pictorial History
Aaron Ezickson, editor, with an introduction by R. Sargent Shriver
Hill & Wang, 1965

Making Them Like Us: Peace Corps Volunteers in the 1960s
Fritz Fischer
Smithsonian Institution Press, 1998,

The Peace Corps Today
Merni Ingrassia Fitzgerald
NY: Dodd, Mead, 1986

The Uncomfortable Learning: Some Americans in India
Robert Lee Gaudino
Bombay: Popular Prakashan, 1974

Good Neighbors: The Peace Corps in Latin America
Helene Hanff, Phillips Weaver, co-author, illustrations by Wayne Blickenstaff
NY: Grosset & Dunlap, 1966

All You Need is Love: The Peace Corps and the Spirit of the 1960s,
Elizabeth Cobbs Hoffman
MA: Harvard University Press, 1998

The Complete Peace Corps Guide
Roy Hoopes,introduction by Jack H. Vaughn and R. Sargent Shriver
NY: Dial Press, 1961, 1965, 1966, 1968

The Peace Corps Experience
Roy Hoopes, preface by Hubert H. Humphrey
C.C. Potter: dist by Ctown Publishers, 1968

Kathy Martin: Peace Corps Nurse — African Adventure
Josephine James, illustrated by Stan Klimley
Golden Press 1965

A Cannibal in Manhattan
Tama Janowitz
NY: Crown, 1987

Very Lovely People: A Personal Look at Some Americans Living Abroad
Ludovic Kennedy
Simon & Schuster, 1969

The Story of the Peace Corps
Zachary Kent
Emeryville, CA: Children’s Book Press, 1990

Africa Solo: A Journey Across the Sahara, Sahel, and Congo
Kevin M. Kertscher
MA: Steerforth Press, 1998

The Peace Corps
Glenn D. Kittler with introduction by R. Sargent Shriver
NY: Paperback Library, 1963

Serving in the Peace Corps: True Stories of Three Girls in Africa and the Philippines
Carli Laklan
NY: Doubleday 1970

What Does a Peace Corps Volunteer Do?
David and Mandelbaum Lavine
Dodd, Mead and Company, 1964

The Peace Corps: Ambassadors of Good Will
Henry B. Lent
Philadelphia: Westminster Press 1966

The Peace Corps
Norman M. Lobsenz
F. Watts, 1968

The Peace Corps
Pauline Madow
NY: H. W. Wilson, 1964 (Editor)

The Peace Corps: Kindlers of the Spark
Edna McGuire
Macmilllan 1966

I Get on the Bus
Reginald McKnight
Little, Brown, 199

Let’s Go to the Peace Corps
Barbara A. Mitchell with Charles Dougherty
Putnam, 1968

Andes Rising
James Munves
NY: New Directions, 1999

Enuenwemba Obi
NY: Pageant Press, 1962

Peace Corps
Celeste A. Peters
Weigl Publishers Inc., 2002

Don Quixote, U.S.A.
(A comic novel of Peace Corps Volunteer in “The Republic of San Marcos.” The book from which Woody Allen’s movie “Bananas” was made — seemingly without attribution.)
Richard Powell
NY: Charles Scribner’s Sons.1966.

The Politics of the Peace Corps and Vista
T. Zane Reeves
University of Alabama Press, 1988

Twenty Years of the Peace Corps
Gerald T. Rice
USGPO/Peace Corps, 1981

The Bold Experiment: JFK’s Peace Corps
Gerald T. Rice
University of Notre Dame Press, 1985

The Peace Corps in the ’80s
Gerald T. Rice
USGPO/Peace Corps, 1986

The Gringo Brought His Mother: A Peace Corps Adventure with a Difference
Geneva Sanders
Corona, 1986

Do Good
(A comic novel about a Peace Corps reject in Colombia. Sayres possibly was involved in the training of early PCVs for Colombia.)
William Sayres
1966. NY: Holt, Rinehart & Winston

What You Can Do for Your Country: An Oral History of the Peace Corps
Karen Schwarz
Morrow, 1991

Native Intelligence
Raymond Sokolov
Harper & Row, 1975

Breaking the Bonds: A Novel about the Peace Corps
Sharon Spencer with a foreward by Sargent Shriver
NY: Grosset & Dunlap, 1963

Volunteers for Peace: The First Group of PCVs in a Rural Community Development Program in Colombia, South America
Morris Isaac Stein
John Wiley & Sons, 1966

Sarge: The Life and Times of Sargent Shriver
(biography of the first Peace Corps director)
Scott Stossel
Smithsonian Institution Press, 2004

Peace Corps Nurse
George Sullivan
Nova Books, 1964

The Story of the Peace Corps
George Sullivan
NY: Fleet Publishing Co. 1964

Making A Difference: The Peace Corps at Twenty-Five
(interviews with staff and Volunteers)
Milton Viorst, editor
NY: Weidenfeld & Nicholson, 1986

American Taboo: A Murder in the Peace Corps
Philip Weiss
HarperCollins, 2004

The Peace Corps
Madeline Weitsman
Chelsea House, 1989

U. S. Peace Corps: The Challenge of Good Will
Susan Whittlesey
NY: Coward-McCann, 1963

Assignment: Latin America: A Story of the Peace Corps
Karla Wiley
NY: David McKay, 1968

The Peace Corps and Pax Americana
Marshall Windmuller
Public Affairs Press, 1970

The Peace Corps: Who, How, and Where
Charles E. Wingenbach with a foreword by Hubert Humphrey and a preface by R. Sargent Shriver (Peace Corps director 1961–65)
NY: John Day 1961, , 1963.