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“THIS BOOK IS AN important addition to the historical record about the first human disease to be eradicated.” Dr. D.A. Henderson, Director of the World Health Organization’s Global Smallpox Eradication Program, 1966-77.” “This book serves up large dollops of nostalgia, humor, delightful tales of daring, and loads of information about fighting infectious diseases that – as it turns out in these times of the coronavirus – makes the book very contemporary.”
Barry Hillenbrand, former Time magazine correspondent “Eradicating Smallpox in Ethiopia” is a fascinating book that contains a treasure trove of amazing stories written by Peace Corps Volunteers who worked in the Smallpox Eradication Program in Ethiopia in the early 1970s. “These guys were what we ordinary Peace Corps Volunteers called ‘real Peace Corps.’ Peace Corps staff called them ‘super Vols.’ And they were. The stories in this book provide more proof of the crucial role played by PCVs in the eradication of smallpox in Ethiopia.” Jock Copland, WHO Administrator of the Global Smallpox Eradication Program, 1966-77.
What were those PCVs experiencing and enduring in extremely challenging living and working conditions when Ethiopia was reporting more smallpox cases than any other country in the world? Purchase this book today and find out!
Through intimate first-person accounts, Woven invites you to accompany Nancy on her pilgrimage into the jungles of Belize, where she will introduce you to the beautiful Mayan families she comes to love. Through Nancy’s reflections, you will breathe in the captivating beauty of the K’ekchi Maya culture, face the loneliness caused by separation from loved ones, and witness the building of the village’s first-ever library. Journey with her as she struggles to maintain her former relationships — especially with her college sweetheart, Dan Wagner — and watch as God gently “untangles” an ordinary girl and weaves for her an extraordinary tale of adventure, romance, and true friendship.
Martin R. Ganzglass (Somalia 1966–68)
Peace Corps Writers
The Price of Freedom is the sixth and final book in my series of novels on the American Revolution. It covers the period from the aftermath of the victory at Yorktown in October 1781 to the return to life in peacetime New York City in early 1784, following the British evacuation in November 1783.
My characters are involved in the significant historic events of those two years, including the mutiny of Continental Army Officers at Newburgh, New York, the liberation of New York City, the disbanding of the Continental Army, and the evacuation of freed slaves by the British from New York.
The novel explores the fortitude of ordinary soldiers in enduring the daily reality of limited rations, lack of clothing and pay, the horrific brutality of imprisonment by the British, and the panic among Loyalists and newly freed African Americans, fearful of what will happen to them when the Patriots take control of New York City.
Retired state trooper Rusty McMillan is doubly guilt-ridden in that he didn’t prevent his best friend’s murder and only months later he is sleeping with Crystal, his best friend’s widow and the only way his and Crystal’s relationship can survive is if he can put the guilt behind him: he has to find the killer.
After the death of President Kennedy, Gilbert Stone, a Peace Corps Volunteer teacher in Ethiopia moves to San Francisco where he is caught up in the hippie movement and anti-Vietnam war protests during the 1960s.