Archive - May 6, 2013

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New Books by Peace Corps Writers — March 2013
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A Peace Corps Celebration of the Life and Service of Ambassador Stevens

New Books by Peace Corps Writers — March 2013

To order books whose titles are in blue from Amazon, click on the title or book cover — and Peace Corps Worldwide, an Amazon Associate, will receive a small remittance that will help support our annual writers’ awards. The Mountain School (Peace Corps memoir) by Greg Alder (Lesotho 2003–06) CreateSpace $13.00 (paperback), $5.00 (Kindle) 253 pages • Volunteers in the African Bush: Memoris From Sierra Leone Edited by David Read Barker (Sierra Leone 1965–67) Dog Year Publishing $15.00 (paperback); $3.99 (Kindle) 163 pages 2013 • Volunteers of America: The Journey of a Peace Corps Teacher by Dennis L. Carlson (Libya 1968–69) Sense Publishers $38.00 (paperback); $98.00 (hardcover) April 2012 • This is Africa: Peace Corps Malawi and the Liberian Civil War by Eugene T. Caruso (Malawi 1990–92) CreateSpace $9.99 120 pages 2013 • At Home in the World: Globalization and the Peace Corps in Nepal By Jim F. Fisher (Nepal . . .

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A Peace Corps Celebration of the Life and Service of Ambassador Stevens

Marian Beil (Ethiopia 1962-64) and Tino Calabia (Peru 1963-65) set up a petition on SignOn  on October 19, 2012 to rally the Peace Corps Community to ask the Peace Corps to honor RPCV and Ambassador Chris Stevens (Morocco 1983-85) at the Peace Corps Headquarters. A month later, in mid November, the Acting Director Carrie Hessler-Radelet (Western Samoa 1981-83) said  the agency would do so, and on May 2, 2013, in Shriver Hall an event was held by the agency.  At the May 2, 2013 event no mention was made by the agency of the petition and call-to-action by this website that generated over 1,000 signatures for the Peace Corps to recognize the work of Chris Stevens. The Celebration of the life and Service of The Honorable J. Christopher Stevens was a simple and touching event, with short words of rememberance from former Morocco Country Director David Burgess; fellow Morocco Peace Corps Volunteer Amie Bishop; Ambassador Stevens’ Father Jan . . .

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