New Books By Peace Corps Writers

Monthly listing of books of all types written by Peace Corps writers and recently published — or discovered.

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New books by Peace Corps writers: September – October 2020
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New books by Peace Corps writers — July & August 2020
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New books by Peace Corps writers: May – June, 2020
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Mark Wentling (Togo) publishes AFRICA MEMOIR: 50 Years, 54 Countries, One American Life
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New books by Peace Corps writers: March – April, 2020
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New books by Peace Corps writers — January–February 2020
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New books by Peace Corps writers — November and December 2019
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New books by Peace Corps writers — September & October 2019
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New books by Peace Corps writers — July & August 2019
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Kevin Bubriski (Nepal) wins Peace Corps Writers Best Photography Book Award 2019

New books by Peace Corps writers: September – October 2020

  To purchase any of these books from Amazon.com — CLICK on the book cover, the bold book title, or the publishing format you would like — and Peace Corps Worldwide, an Amazon Associate, will receive a small remittance from your purchase that will help support the site and the annual Peace Corps Writers awards. We now include a one-sentence description — provided by the author — for the books listed here in hopes of encouraging readers  1) to order the book and 2) to volunteer to review it. See a book you’d like to review for Peace Corps Worldwide? Send a note to Marian at marian@haleybeil.com, and we’ll send you a copy along with a few instructions. • Around the Horn and Back by Michael Banister (Ethiopia 1972-74) Ravenous Press 151 pages September 2020 $9.99 (Paperback), $5.99 (Kindle) What would you do with your dad’s broken time machine, a modified “spherical astrolabe?” You could fix it if you . . .

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New books by Peace Corps writers — July & August 2020

  To purchase any of these books from Amazon.com — CLICK on the book cover, the bold book title, or the publishing format you would like — and Peace Corps Worldwide, an Amazon Associate, will receive a small remittance from your purchase that will help support the site and the annual Peace Corps Writers awards. We now include a one-sentence description — provided by the author — for the books listed here in hopes of encouraging readers  1) to order the book and 2) to volunteer to review it. See a book you’d like to review for Peace Corps Worldwide? Send a note to Marian at marian@haleybeil.com, and we’ll send you a copy along with a few instructions. • Mystics and Warriors Michael Ellis Banister (Ethiopia 1972–74) Independent March 2020 179 pages $10.99 (paperback) When Shamsuddin, the “Mage of Malta” encounters five young merchants from Persia, neither he nor the young men have any idea of the conflict their . . .

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New books by Peace Corps writers: May – June, 2020

  To purchase any of these books from Amazon.com — CLICK on the book cover, the bold book title, or the publishing format you would like — and Peace Corps Worldwide, an Amazon Associate, will receive a small remittance from your purchase that will help support the site and the annual Peace Corps Writers awards.   We now include a one-sentence description — provided by the author — for the books listed here in hopes of encouraging readers  1) to order the book and 2) to volunteer to review it. See a book you’d like to review for Peace Corps Worldwide? Send a note to Marian at peacecorpsworldwide@gmail.com, and we’ll send you a copy along with a few instructions. • The Warm Heart of Africa: An Outrageous Adventure of Love, Music, and Mishaps in Malawi Jack Allison (1966 – 69) Peace Corps Writers June 2020 224 pages $14.95 (paperback), $6.99 (Kindle) When Jack Allison joined the Peace Corps in . . .

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Mark Wentling (Togo) publishes AFRICA MEMOIR: 50 Years, 54 Countries, One American Life

  Africa Memoir tells the life story of Mark G. Wentling (Togo 1970-73) from Kansas who grew up to travel, work, and visit all 54 African countries. Derived from over a half-century spent working and living on the African continent, Wentling devotes a chapter to each country describing his firsthand experiences, eye-opening impressions, and views on future prospects. This one-of-a-kind memoir will appear in three volumes, the first, Algeria – Liberia to be published in August 2020; the second, Libya – Senegal to be published in October 2020; the third, Seychelles – Zimbabwe to be published in December 2020. Vol. I. Algeria–Liberia: $21.95 (paperback), $9.99 (eBook) Vol. II. Libya–Senegal: $21.95 (paperback), $9.99 (eBook) Vol. III. Seychelles–Zimbabwe: $21.95 (paperback), $9.99 (eBook) For the full set: $55.99 (paperback), $25.49 (eBook) To order any or all books go to Open Books. Visit all 54 African countries with an adventurous American guide who has spent over . . .

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New books by Peace Corps writers: March – April, 2020

To purchase any of these books from Amazon.com — CLICK on the book cover, the bold book title, or the publishing format you would like — and Peace Corps Worldwide, an Amazon Associate, will receive a small remittance from your purchase that will help support the site and the annual Peace Corps Writers awards. We now include a one-sentence description — provided by the author — for the books listed here in hopes of encouraging readers  1) to order the book and 2) to volunteer to review it. See a book you’d like to review for Peace Corps Worldwide? Send a note to Marian at peacecorpsworldwide@gmail.com, and we’ll send you a copy along with a few instructions.   • Letters from Turkey: A Peace Corps Volunteer’s Story William D. Brockhaus (Turkey 1967–69) Outskirts Press August 2019 524 pages $26.95 (paperback) The author will take the reader through an intimate view of his two years in the small Turkish town . . .

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New books by Peace Corps writers — January–February 2020

To purchase any of these books from Amazon.com — CLICK on the book cover, the bold book title, or the publishing format you would like — and Peace Corps Worldwide, an Amazon Associate, will receive a small remittance from your purchase that will help support the site and the annual Peace Corps Writers awards. We now include a one-sentence description — provided by the author — for the books listed here in hopes of encouraging readers  1) to order the book and 2) to volunteer to review it. See a book you’d like to review for Peace Corps Worldwide? Send a note to Marian at peacecorpsworldwide@gmail.com, and we’ll send you a copy along with a few instructions. • Posthumous (children 7–12) Paul Aertker (Mauritania 1988–89) Flying Solo Press May 2018 $12.97 (paperback), $6.41 (Kindle) “A middle-grade adventure filled with mystery, friendship, and heart — like a Da Vinci Code for kids.”   Turn Left at OrionHundreds of Night Sky Objects . . .

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New books by Peace Corps writers — November and December 2019

    To purchase any of these books from Amazon.com — CLICK on the book cover, the bold book title, or the publishing format you would like — and Peace Corps Worldwide, an Amazon Associate, will receive a small remittance from your purchase that will help support the site and the annual Peace Corps Writers awards. We now include a one-sentence description — provided by the author — for the books listed here in hopes of encouraging readers  1) to order the book and 2) to volunteer to review it. See a book you’d like to review for Peace Corps Worldwide? Send a note to Marian at peacecorpsworldwide@gmail.com, and we’ll send you a copy along with a few instructions. • Eradicating Smallpox in Ethiopia: Peace Corps Volunteers’ Accounts of Their Adventures, Challenges and Achievements Editors: Gene L. Bartley (Ethiopia 1970–72), John Scott Porterfield (1971–73), Alan Schnur (Ethiopia 1971–73), James W. Skelton, Jr. (1970–72) November 2019 486 pages $19.95 (paperback), . . .

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New books by Peace Corps writers — September & October 2019

To purchase any of these books from Amazon.com — Click on the book cover, the bold book title, or the publishing format you would like — and Peace Corps Worldwide, an Amazon Associate, will receive a small remittance from your purchase that will help support the site and the annual Peace Corps Writers awards. We now include a one-sentence description — provided by the author — for the books listed here in hopes of encouraging readers  1) to order the book and 2) to volunteer to review it. See a book you’d like to review for Peace Corps Worldwide? Send a note to Marian at peacecorpsworldwide@gmail.com, and we’ll send you a copy along with a few instructions. • As We Think . . . So We Age: Exploring Pathways to Meaningful Aging Geri Marr Burdman, Ph.D. (Bolivia 1962–64) GeroWise Books July 2015 136 pages $14.99 (paperback) Drawing on her professional background as well as years of cross-cultural and global experiences, Geri . . .

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New books by Peace Corps writers — July & August 2019

To purchase any of these books from Amazon.com — Click on the book cover, the bold book title, or the publishing format you would like — and Peace Corps Worldwide, an Amazon Associate, will receive a small remittance from your purchase that will help support the site and the annual Peace Corps Writers awards. We now include a one-sentence description — provided by the author — for the books listed here in hopes of encouraging readers  1) to order the book and 2) to volunteer to review it. See a book you’d like to review for Peace Corps Worldwide? Send a note to Marian at peacecorpsworldwide@gmail.com, and we’ll send you a copy along with a few instructions. • The Price of Freedom Martin R. Ganzglass (Somalia 1966–68) Peace Corps Writers 370 pages July 2019 $14.95 (paperback) This sixth and last novel of the American Revolution by Martin Ganzglass begins after the crucial victory at Yorktown in October 1781, and . . .

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Kevin Bubriski (Nepal) wins Peace Corps Writers Best Photography Book Award 2019

    Legacy in Stone: Syria Before War by Kevin Bubriski (Nepal 1975-78) powerHouse Books 2019 Legacy in Stone: Syria Before War is a collection of 100 black-and-white photographs immortalizing the ancient monuments of Syria. Kevin Bubriski was on assignment in Syria in 2003, during the infancy of the U.S. war in neighboring Iraq. He was photographing the country’s ancient monuments, as well as documenting the daily lives and ordinary human stories of its citizens. Unbeknownst to him, within the decade, a war would break out in Syria, and destroy or damage much of what he had photographed. Until the Syrian civil war in 2010, the Suq in Aleppo was considered to be the longest continuously inhabited place of commerce in the world, existing for well over two millennia. Bubriski photographed the Suq while it was still thriving, teeming with merchants and artisans. He also captured stunning, decisive images from the . . .

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