Archive - May 7, 2014

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A Christmas in Cinco Pinos by Jim Graham (Nicaragua 1970-71)
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Books by Peace Corps Writers — March & April, 2014

A Christmas in Cinco Pinos by Jim Graham (Nicaragua 1970-71)

Jim Graham was in Nicaragua (1970-71) and returning home he did everything from working construction to being a newspaper sports editor, then he got involved in electronics and ran two companies in the industry. Today he lives in Winter Garden, Florida. Of his writing, Jim says: When President Kennedy introduced the Peace Corps I was excited.  The year before having visited Peru with a student exchange program I was enamored with Spanish culture. I graduated from Stetson University with a degree in English Literature in 1969. The next year I joined one of the first Peace Corps units to go into Nicaragua, Central America.  In 1970 and ’71 we working in the “promotion and development” of rural electric cooperatives, our assignment. I was stationed on a large mountain in Northern Nicaragua near the border with Honduras. Two days before Christmas 1972 a massive earthquake destroyed 75% of Managua, the capitol . . .

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Books by Peace Corps Writers — March & April, 2014

To purchase any of these books from Amazon.com, click on the book cover, the bold book title or the format you would like — and Peace Corps Worldwide, an Amazon Associate, will receive a small remittance that will help support our annual writers awards. • When British Honduras Became Belize — 1971–1973: A Peace Corps Memoir by Ted W. Cox (Sierra Leone 1969–71, Belize 1971–73) Old World Deli Publications Department $16.95 (paperback) 456 pages 2014 • Lost Girl Found by Leah Bassoff and Laura DeLuca (Kenya 1987-89) Groundwood Books $ 16.95 (hardback); $9.99 (Kindle) 212 pages April 2014 • Indian Summer: A Love Letter to India and the Story of India 29 Arthur J. Frankel (India 1966–68) AuthorHouse $29.95 (hardcover); $22.95 (paperback); $7.99 (Kindle) 296 pages 2014 • Cannons for the Cause: A Novel of the American Revolution by Martin R. Ganzglass (Somalia 1966–68) Peace Corps Writers $11.69 (paperback) 338 . . .

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