Archive - December 7, 2019

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NY Times Recognizes Two RPCV Writers
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INCREDIBLE INDIA AND BOUNDLESS BHUTAN by Steve Kaffen (Russia)

NY Times Recognizes Two RPCV Writers

In the December 6, 2019,  Holiday Books issue of the NYTIMES, the TIMES features Paul Theroux’s (Malawi 1963-65) book: On The Plain of Snakes: A Mexican Journey in Monica Drake’s list of best travel books. Drake, an assistant managing editor at The Times, and a former editor of the Travel section writes, “Paul Theroux, who is adept at immersing you fully within a setting by the time you’ve finished the first page, recounts a sprawling road trip that delves headlong into the current debate about immigration from Mexico. Reading this work feels like the opposite of scrolling through a photo feed.”         In the 100 Notable Books of 2019 is OUR MAN: Richard Holbrooke and the End of the American Century by George Packer (Togo 1982-83). Summing up, the TIMES writes, “Packer’s portrait of the well-known American diplomat offers a ‘warts and all’ picture, describing a highly . . .

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INCREDIBLE INDIA AND BOUNDLESS BHUTAN by Steve Kaffen (Russia)

  Journey with the author to two of the world’s most intriguing countries, presented in over 150 original photos with detailed explanations. Explore the far corners and vast interior of India, visit its historic sites and impressive landscapes, meet its residents and observe their lifestyles, and have interesting experiences along the way. Then, explore the dramatically scenic Kingdom of Bhutan, where the measure that matters most to its people is the Gross National Happiness Index. Incredible India and Boundless Bhutan By Steve Kaffen (Russia 1994-96) SK Journeys Publisher 101 pages $10.oo (paperback), $3.99 (Kindle)      

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