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A Peace Corps Memoir : Answering Jfk's Call - Terry Sack

A Peace Corps Memoir

Answering Jfk's Call


Published: 21st December 2009
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As one of the first Volunteers in the early years of the Peace Corps, author Terry Sack had his work cut out for him-as well as his passions. In A Peace Corps Memoir: Answering JFK's Call, he reminisces about the organization's early years; surviving a very demanding training program, and then finding his niche in a strange culture as a newly minted Peace Corps Volunteer in a small town in the Amazon basin of Bolivia in the early 1960s. In fifty-two well-considered and thoughtfully penned chapters like "Progress at Last," "Government Ousted," "Plane with PC Workers Missing," and "Trinidad Farewell," Sack takes an easy-to-read chronological approach. He thoughtfully blends romance and humor to recall the enormity of what it was like to endure selection and training and ultimately become a Peace Corps Volunteer after having witnessed JFK's call to arms in a speech at the University of Michigan in 1961.

ISBN: 9781439257289
ISBN-10: 1439257280
Audience: General
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 458
Published: 21st December 2009
Publisher: CreateSpace
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 20.32 x 13.34  x 2.36
Weight (kg): 0.47