When the World Calls: The Inside Story of the Peace Corps and Its First Fifty Years

When the World Calls: The Inside Story of the Peace Corps and Its First Fifty Years

By: Meisler, Stanley

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"When the World Calls" is the first complete and balanced look at the Peace Corps's first fifty years. Revelatory and candid, journalist Stanley Meisler's engaging narrative exposes Washington infighting, presidential influence, and the Volunteers' unique struggles abroad. He deftly unpacks the complicated history with sharp analysis and memorable anecdotes, taking readers on a global trek starting with the historic first contingent of Volunteers to Ghana on August 30, 1961. In the years since, in spite of setbacks, the ethos of the Peace Corps has endured, largely due to the perseverance of the 200,000 Volunteers themselves, whose shared commitment to effect positive global change has been a constant in one of our most complex--and valued--institutions.

Title: When the World Calls: The Inside Story of the Peace Corps and Its First Fifty Years

Author: Meisler, Stanley

Categories: Other,

Publisher: Beacon Press: 2012-02-07

ISBN/UPC Number: 0807050512

ISBN/UPC Number 13: 9780807050514

Binding: Paperback

Book Condition: new

Type: Paperback

Seller ID: 9780807050514

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