Bob Hoover, book editor of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, has just picked the Best Books of 2009. On the short (10 books only) non-fiction list is Soul of A People: The WPA Writers’ Project Uncovers Depression America” by David A. Taylor (Mauritania 1983–85). Quoting Hoover in his selection, “This 1930s version of a stimulus package reinvigorated a starving artist class in America with jobs for out-of-work writers. The results, while uneven, were remarkable. Taylor provides a basic history of this project.” Nicely done, David!
Read our review of the book at: http://peacecorpsworldwide.org/pc-writers/2009/09/28/rpcv-taylors/