Archive - October 26, 2009

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Looking For An Agent? The “L” List
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Does The Peace Corps Really Matter?

Looking For An Agent? The “L” List

Lange, Heide Sandford J. Greenburger Associates 55 Fifth Avenue, 15th Floor New York, NY 10003 General Non-fiction www.greenburger.com Lansky, Vicky The Book Peddlers 15245 Minnetonka Blvd. Minnetonka, MN 55345 History, General Fiction, General Non-Fiction, Parenting, Advice/Relationships, Health, Children’s www.bookpeddlers.com Lantz, Robert The Lantz Office 247 West 87th Street – 24G New York, NY 10024-2850 General Fiction, General Non-Fiction, Art, Reference Rlantz@lantzoffice.com www.lantzoffice.com Larsen, Michael Larsen-Pomada Literary Agency 1029 Jones Street San Francisco, CA 94109 General Non-Fiction, Reference, Health larsen-pomada.com Laster, Owen William Morris 1325 Ave. of the Americas, 11th Fl. New York, NY 10019 General Fiction, General Non-Fiction, Memoir, Sports, History, Politics/Current Affairs, Children’s www.wma.com Lazear, Jonathon Lazear Agency, Inc. 431 2nd St., Suite 300 Hudson WI 54016 General Non-Fiction, Health, Religion/Spirituality,Reference, Parenting info@lazear.com www.lazear.com Lazin, Sarah Sarah Lazin Books 126 Fifth Ave., Suite 300 New York, NY 10011 Pop Culture, Health slazin@lazinbooks.com www.lazinbooks.com Leavitt, Ned Ned Leavitt Agency 70 . . .

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Does The Peace Corps Really Matter?

I like this question–Does the Peace Corps Really Matter?– and the conversations and discussions that it provokes. It brings the idea of the agency back to mind. I have been hearing people since the Nixon years trashing the Peace Corps, all of us were ‘draft dodgers” Tricky Dick said. Eisenhower called us a “juvenile experiment,” and the Daughters of the American Revolution warned of a “yearly drain” of “brains and brawn…for the benefit of “backward, underdeveloped countries.” (A year after all of these “wise” pronouncements, Time magazine declared in a cover story that the Peace Corps was “the greatest single success the Kennedy administration had produced.”) It is good for the agency when the whole idea of ‘The Peace Corps” is in the public currency. The problem today is that while the agency is  ‘Mom’s apple pie’ in the minds of most Americans, the next question most Americans ask is: ‘Does the Peace Corps still . . .

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