Archive - September 1, 2010

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August Books by Peace Corps Writers
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Technology Changes Life In The Peace Corps

August Books by Peace Corps Writers

Name Tagging (Photography) by Martha Cooper (Thailand 1963–65) Mark Batty Publisher $12.95 96 pages July 2010 • Under the Same Moon by Kelli M. Donley (Cameroon 2000) Donley Books $16.00 356 pages May 2010 • The Henderson Memories (Peace Corps novel) by Doug Ingold (Brazil 1964-66) Wolfenden Publishing $14.95 Kindle Edition, $9.75 379 pages 2010 • Lyndon B. Johnson [The American Presidents Series] by Charles Peters (PC/Staff 1961-65) Times Books $23.00 224 pages June 2010 • Becker’s Farm by William V. Timmons (Niger 1965-67) CreateSpace (BookSurge) $18.99 326 pages June 2009 • The Man in the Black and White Dress by William V. Timmons (Niger 1965-67) CreateSpace (BookSurge) $15.99 338 pages 2009 • The Trojan Pony by William Timmons (Niger 1965-67) CreateSpace (BookSurge) $ 14.95 223 pages 2009 • Never Push An Elephant by William Timmons (Niger 1965-67) CreateSpace (BookSurge) $ 15.95 310 pages 2009 To order any of the . . .

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Technology Changes Life In The Peace Corps

[Another report from our RPCV Costa Rica Correspondent. This news item was in their A.M. Costa Rica wire services.] In the early 1980s, Gordy Mengel served as a Peace Corps volunteer in an isolated community in what was then called Zaire, now Congo.  “I was placed somewhere in the middle part of the country,” said Mengel. “And in the small community where I lived there was no post office, so getting letters out, which was basically the only means of communication, was very challenging. Letters would take weeks, or months, to arrive. But now, thanks to technology, that is no longer the case. Computers, cells phones and the Internet have changed the way Peace Corps volunteers do their work and stay in touch. Now a Peace Corps programming and training officer in Rwanda, Mengel says improved communication technology has changed how people serve in the Peace Corps. Back when he was . . .

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