New books by Peace Corps writers — March 2018
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Human Rights. They Matter.
by Justin Bibee (Morocco 2014–16)
Human Rights. They Matter. is a collection of human rights quotes that impel change and help bring about a new consciousness on the part of all peoples that peace cannot progress without the respect for human rights.
by David J. Mather (Chile 1968–70)
Peace Corps Writers
There are a lot of “goings on” in the backwater fishing village of Crescent Beach — some tragic, some hilarious — but it is the cast of unforgettable characters and their interaction that makes “Raw Dawgin” so enjoyable.
Dream of Another America
By Tyler McMahon (El Salvador 1999-02)
Gival Press, February 2018
Paperback $20.00 (paperback), Kindle $9.99 (Kindle)
A Grapes of Wrath for contemporary America —Shawna Yang Ryan
Why Travel Matters: A Guide to the Life-Changing Effects of Travel
by Craig Storti (Morocco 1970- 72)
Nicholas Brealey Publisher
$24.95 (hardcover), $13.99 (Kindle)
Craig Storti has written a highly intelligent and deeply engaging book that examines not only the beauty but also the importance of travel.
Life’s Treks and Trails: My Journey from Vale to Kathmandu
by Robert V. Thurston (Venezuela 1968–70; staff: Belize 1972–75, Honduras 1975–77 )
A memoir that includes the author’s time as a Peace Corps Volunteer, but also the additional 25 years he worked overseas with USAID.
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Thurston’s book is worth the read! He brought very special gifts and skills to the Peace Corps as a volunteer and as a staff member. I was fortunate enough to know him as a staff member. Although not my direct supervisor, it was always a pleasure to run into him during capital visits. Now in old age, we get treated to his wonderful memoir.