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

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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 of Köyceğiz, introducing along the way both friends and arch-enemies, students and fellow Peace Corps Volunteers.

In Search of Pink Flamingos: A Woman’s Quest for Forgiveness and Unconditional Love

by Susan E. Greisen (Liberia & Tonga 1971-74)
Penchant Press Publisher
264 pages
April 2020
$15.95 (paperback)

The chronicle of a Nebraska farm girl who defiantly joined the Peace Corps in 1971, and went to serve as a nurse in up-country Liberia. These early adventures fueled a life-long commitment to service and a thirst for travel and adventure.

book coverQuick & Quotable: Columns from Washington, 1985–1997 (Bliss Institute series)
William L. Hershey (Ethiopia 1968–70)
The University Of Akron Press
March, 2020
246 pages
$24.74 (paperback)

A collection applying insights from 20 and 30 years ago to things that are going on today.

American Dreamer: Memoirs of a Peace Corps Volunteer in Central America and Beyond
David Taylor Ives (Costa Rica 1980-82)
Epigraph Publishing
March 2020
292 pages
$ 35.00 (hardback); $22.00 (paperback)

David’s passion for politics, history and activism fomented his resolve as a Central American Peace Corps Volunteer.

Not Exactly Retired: A Life-Changing Journey on the Road and in the Peace Corps
David  Jarmul (Nepal 1977–79; Moldova 2016–18)
Peace Corps Writers
March 2020
300 pages
$15.00 (paperback); $9.99 (Kindle)

Not Exactly Retired tells the inspiring story of a former Peace Corps Volunteer in Nepal who served again decades later in Moldova with his wife; it was an adventure of self-renewal that attracted readers in more than 100 countries.

Encounters with Rongelap: 1968-1969 Fourteen Years After the Nuclear Fallout — Life & Environment Around a Great Lagoon
by Richard Sundt (Marshall Island 1968-69)
Self-published
132 pages
October 2019
$30.00 (print); $1.99 (Ebook) [Buy from: blurb.com.]

Richard Sundt chronicles his experience as a Peace Corps volunteer, working among the Marshall Islanders who were gravely harmed by radiation fallout exposure, generated by nuclear bomb testing in nearby Bikini Atoll in 1954. The long-term effects and damage to the environment are described and contextualized within issues of self-sufficiency and sustainability as affected by climate change and rising seas.

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