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Letters from Turkey: A Peace Corps Volunteer’s Story
William D. Brockhaus (Turkey 1967–69)
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.
by Susan E. Greisen (Liberia & Tonga 1971-74)
Penchant Press Publisher
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.
Quick & Quotable: Columns from Washington, 1985–1997 (Bliss Institute series)
William L. Hershey (Ethiopia 1968–70)
The University Of Akron Press
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)
$ 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
$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)
$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.