November 2012 — New books by Peace Corps writers

To order books whose titles are in blue from Amazon, click on the title or book cover — and Peace Corps Worldwide, an Amazon Associate, will receive a small remittance that will help support our annual writers’ awards.

somalia-120Somalia: Short Fiction
by Martin R. Ganzglass (Somalia 1966–68)
$7.99 (paperback); $2.99 (Kindle)
356 pages
July 2012

marble-room-120The Marble Room: How I Lost God and Found Myself in Africa
by Bill Hatcher (Tanzania 1994–96)
Lantern Books
$18.00 (paperback); $8.99 (Kindle)
278 pages
November 2012

dr-dark-120Dr. Dark
by Robert Hamilton (Ethiopia 196466)
Amazon Digital
$.99 (Kindle)
356 pages
October 2012

valley-atibon-120In the Valley of Atibon
by Leita Kaldi (Senegal 1993–96)
Peace Corps Writers
$20.00 (paperback)
272 pages
November 2012

beach-galle-road-120The Beach at Galle Road: Stories from Sri Lanka
by Joanna Luloff (Sri Lanka 1996–98)
Algonquin Books
$22.95 (hardcover); $11.99 (Kindle)
September, 2012

road-scatter-120Road Scatter: Poems
by Sandra Meek (Botswana 1989–91)
Persea Books
86 pages

lunch-buddha-120Lunch with Buddha
Roland Merullo (Micronesia 1979–80)
PFP Publishing
$16.85 (paperback); $34.85 (hardback); $9.85 (Kindle)
347 pages

sunrise-joy-120A Sunrise of Joy: The Lost Darshans of Swami Kripalu
compiled and edited by John Mundahl (Venezuela 1967–69; Romania 2012)
Monkfish Publishing
512 pages
April, 2012

land-tuk-tuk-120Land of the Tuk-Tuk
by Henry Pelifian (Thailand 1975–77)
$19.95 (paperback); $3.49 (Kindle)
273 pages
February 2012

never-gonna-cease-120Never Gonna Cease My Wanderin’: Letters Between Friends
by Ruth Kesselring Royal (Philippines 1962–64) and Beryl A. Brinkman (Afghanistan 1967–69)
Peace Corps Writers
$15.00 (paperback)
September 2012

old-man-bag-120The Old Man in the Bag  . . . And Other True Stories of Good Intentions
(Peace Corps True Stories)
by Ted Wells (Ethiopia 1968–71)
$12.99 (paperback)
286 pages
November 2012

power-chaos-consensus-120Power, Chaos and Consensus: Consocratic Theory
by Ted Wells (Ethiopia 1968–71)
$14.95 (paperback)
354 pages
November 2012

devils-causway-155The Devil’s Causeway: The True Story of America’s First Prisoners of War in Philippines, and the Heroic Expedition Sent to Their Rescue
by Matthew Westfall (Philippines 1983–85)
Lyons Press
$26.95 (hardcover); $12.90 (Kindle)
417 pages

lost-found-macedonia-120Lost And Found in Macedonia: A Journey to Unexpected Places
by Marilyn Wheeler (Macedonia 2004–06)
Park Place Publications
$15.95 (paperback)
187 pages


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  • Yesterday I checked for “Peace Corps Books” and was pleasantly surprised to find more than 100 pages of entries- more than 500 book and report listings. In 2008 when I marked my own book “Peace Corps Books” the category did not yet exist and I had iUniverse heavies promote the idea to create such a section. In the beginning, there were just a few pages of listings. This is really cool!

    I have been using the internet to investigate American university history courses. I cannot find even one that mentions the Peace Corps as part of the 20th century American experience. That is my new project: to convince some departments to include unarmed foreign policy in discussions. Anyone is welcome to join in. What the hey. There are plenty of books on the topic as well as hundreds of colleges and universities to choose from.

  • Lorenzo,

    Way to go! I would take it one step further. No college or university offers a course in the history of the Peace Corps. I think that they should.

    There is much misinformation about the history of the Peace Corps.

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