Tuesday, August 16, 2011

A Peace Corps history

A few weeks ago, I finished reading When the World Calls: The Inside Story of the Peace Corps and its First Fifty Years by journalist Stanley Meisler, an excellent history of the widely respected agency. Meisler's book is very well-written and easy to follow. It provides a lot of inside details, particularly in the early days, but it is no hagiography. It does not shy away from some of the more controversial incidents and aspects of the Peace Corps first half century.

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