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When the World Calls

The Inside Story Of The Peace Corps And Its First Fifty Years

By Stanley Meisler

Presents a history of the Peace Corp and exposes Washington infighting, presidential influence, and the struggles volunteers faced abroad.

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  • 361.6 Mei, Nonfiction

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0807050490


Format: Book
Author: Meisler, Stanley
Summary: Presents a history of the Peace Corp and exposes Washington infighting, presidential influence, and the struggles volunteers faced abroad.
Title: When the world calls : the inside story of the Peace Corps and its first fifty years / Stanley Meisler.
Publisher Date: Boston : Beacon Press, c2011.
Subject: Peace Corps (U.S.) Economic assistance, American -- Developing countries United States -- Foreign relations -- Developing countries
Isbn: 0807050490 9780807050491
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Format: Book
Author: Meisler, Stanley
Summary: Presents a history of the Peace Corp and exposes Washington infighting, presidential influence, and the struggles volunteers faced abroad.
Title: When the world calls : the inside story of the Peace Corps and its first fifty years / Stanley Meisler.
Publisher, Date: Boston : Beacon Press, c2011.
Description: xi, 272 p. ; 24 cm.
Subjects: Peace Corps (U.S.)
Subjects: Economic assistance, American -- Developing countries
Subjects: United States -- Foreign relations -- Developing countries
Notes: Includes bibliographical references (p. 232-252) and index.
Contents: The challenge from JFK -- Sarge's Peace Corps -- The pioneer volunteers and the postcard -- The battle of Britain -- Friday, November 22, 1963 -- U.S. troops invade the Dominican Republic -- Johnny Hood -- The specter of Vietnam -- The wrath of Richard Nixon -- The fall of the Lion of Judah -- The militant Sam Brown -- Mayhem and illness -- The rich lady in her first job for pay -- 200,000 stories -- A new name and a new world -- The expansive mood of the Clinton years -- The quiet Bush years -- Diplomatic troubles -- Obama and the future.
LCCN: 2010033723
ISBN: 0807050490
ISBN: 9780807050491
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Call Number: 361.6 Mei