Authors listed: 44
Books listed: 47

Bibliography of Peace Corps books
by non-Peace Corps writers

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Velma Adams

  • The Peace Corps in Action. Chicago: Follett Publishing Co. 1964.
  • New Frontiers for American Youth
    Perspective on teh Peace Corps
    by Maurice L. Albertson, Andrew E. Rica,
    and Pauline E. Birky

Maurice L. Albertson, Andrew E. Rica, and Pauline Birky

  • New Frontiers for American Youth: Perspective on the Peace Corps, Public Affairs Press, 1961

Julius A. Amin

  • The Peace Corps in Cameroon, Kent State University Press, 1992

Roger D. Armstrong

  • Peace Corps and Christian Mission, with a foreword by Samuel D. Proctor and a pref. by Charles W. Forman. New York, Friendship Press 1965

Mignon F. Ballard

  • Minerva Cries Murder: An Eliza Figg Mystery, NY: Carroll & Graf, 1993

Ruth R. Beck

  • The Story of Pakistan, McCormick-Mathers Publishers, 1966

Medea Benjamin

  • The Peace Corps and More: 114 Ways to Work, Study and Travel in the Third World, Global Exchange/Seven Locks Press, 1991

Robert G. Carey

  • The Peace Corps, foreword by Joseph H. Blatchford, Praeger, 1970

Carter Coleman

  • The Volunteer, Warner Books, 1998

Adèle de Leeuw

  • Behold This Dream, McGraw-Hill, 1968

Richard Dooling

  • White Man's Grave, NY: Farrar, Straus & Giroux, 199

Charles Dougherty

  • Let's Go to the Peace Corps, with Barbara A. Mitchell, Putnam, 1968

Aaron Ezickson

  • The Peace Corps: A Pictorial History, introduction by R. Sargent Shriver, Hill & Wang, 1965 (Editor)

Fritz Fischer INTERVIEW

  • Making Them Like Us: Peace Corps Volunteers in the 1960s, Smithsonian Institution Press, 1998, (Buy this book)

Merni Ingrassia Fitzgerald

  • The Peace Corps Today, NY: Dodd, Mead, 1986

Robert Lee Gaudino

  • The Uncomfortable Learning: Some Americans in India, Bombay: Popular Prakashan, 1974

Irma Grigg,

  • Three Years in Gemu Gofa, with Sue and Brad Coady (Ethiopia 1968–71) NY: Vantage Press 1974. (Irma Grigg is Sue Coady's mother)

Helene Hanff

  • Good Neighbors: The Peace Corps in Latin America, V. Phillips Weaver, co-author, pictures by Wayne Blickenstaff, NY: Grosset & Dunlap, 1966.

Stephen Hathaway

  • A Kind of Redemption: Stories, Louisiana State University Press, 1991

Elizabeth Cobbs Hoffman

  • All You Need is Love: The Peace Corps and the Spirit of the 1960s, (Buy this book), MA: Harvard University Press, 1998

Roy Hoopes

  • The Complete Peace Corps Guide, introduction by Jack H. Vaughn and R. Sargent Shriver, NY: Dial Press, 1961, 1965, 1966, 1968
  • The Peace Corps Experience, preface by Hubert H. Humphrey, NY C.C. Potter: dist by Ctown Publishers, 1968.

Josephine James (pseud.)

  • Kathy Martin: Peace Corps Nurse — African Adventure, illustrated by Stan Klimley, Golden Press 1965

Tama Janowitz

  • A Cannibal in Manhattan, NY: Crown, 1987

Ludovic Kennedy

  • Very Lovely People: A Personal Look at Some Americans Living Abroad, Simon & Schuster, 1969

Zachary Kent

  • The Story of the Peace Corps, Emeryville, CA: Children's Book Press, 1990

Kevin M. Kertscher

  • Africa Solo: A Journey Across the Sahara, Sahel, and Congo, (Buy this book), MA: Steerforth Press, 1998

Glenn D. Kittler

  • The Peace Corps, with introduction by R. Sargent Shriver, NY: Paperback Library, 1963

Carli Laklan

  • Serving in the Peace Corps: True Stories of Three Girls in Africa and the Philippines NY: Doubleday 1970 (juvenile)

David and Mandelbaum Lavine

  • What Does a Peace Corps Volunteer Do? Dodd, Mead and Company, 1964

Henry B. Lent.

  • The Peace Corps: Ambassadors of Good Will, Philadelphia: Westminster Press 1966.

Norman M. Lobsenz

  • The Peace Corps, F. Watts, 1968

Iris Luce

  • Letters from the Peace Corps, Robert B. Luce, Inc., 1964 (Editor)

Pauline Madow

  • The Peace Corps, NY: H. W. Wilson, 1964 (Editor)

Edna McGuire

  • The Peace Corps: Kindlers of the Spark, Macmilllan 1966

Reginald McKnight

  • I Get on the Bus, Little, Brown, 1990

Benjamin Medea

  • The Peace Corps and More: 114 Ways to Work, Study, and Travel in the Third World, Global Exchange and Seven Locks Press, 1991
  • The Peace Corps and More: 175 Ways to Wrok, Study and Travel at Home & Abroad, with Miya Rodolfo-Sioson, Seven Locks Press, 1997

Barbara A. Mitchell

  • Let's Go to the Peace Corps, with Charles Dougherty, Putnam, 1968

James Munves

  • Andes Rising, NY: New Directions, 1999

Enuenwemba Obi

  • Peace-corpsism, NY: Pageant Press, 1962

Celeste A. Peters

  • Peace Corps, Weigl Publishers Inc., 2002 (part of their "International Organizations" series) (Buy this book)

Richard Powell

  • Don Quixote, U.S.A. NY: Charles Scribner's Sons.1966.
    Comic novel of Peace Corps Volunteer in "The Republic of San Marcos." The book from which Woody Allen's movie "Bananas" was made - seemingly without attribution.

T. Zane Reeves

  • The Politics of the Peace Corps and Vista, University of Alabama Press, 1988

Gerald T. Rice

  • Twenty Years of the Peace Corps, USGPO/Peace Corps, 1981
  • The Bold Experiment: JFK's Peace Corps, University of Notre Dame Press, 1985
  • The Peace Corps in the '80s, USGPO/Peace Corps, 1986

Miya Rodolfo-Sioson

  • The Peace Corps and More: 175 Ways to Work, Study and Travel at Home & Abroad, with Benjamin Medea, Seven Locks Press, 1997

Geneva Sanders

  • The Gringo Brought His Mother: A Peace Corps Adventure with a Difference, Corona, 1986

William Sayres

  • Do Good. 1966. NY: Holt, Rinehart & Winston. A comic novel of a Peace Corps reject in Colombia. Sayres possibly was involved in the training of early PCVs for Colombia.

Karen Schwarz

  • What You Can Do for Your Country: An Oral History of the Peace Corps, Morrow, 1991
  • A Thirty Year History, Anchor Books, 1993

P. David Searles

  • The Peace Corps Experience; Challenge and Change, 1969-76, University Press of Kentucky, 1997

Raymond Sokolov

  • Native Intelligence, Harper & Row, 1975

Theodore C. Sorenson

  • At Home in the World: The Peace Corps Story, contributor, Peace Corps/USGPO, 1996

Sharon Spencer

  • Breaking the Bonds: A Novel about the Peace Corps, with a foreward by Sargent Shriver, NY: Grosset & Dunlap, 1963

Morris Isaac Stein

  • Volunteers for Peace: The First Group of PCVs in a Rural Community Development Program in Colombia, South America, John Wiley & Sons, 1966

Scott Stossel

  • Sarge: The Life and Times of Sargent Shriver, Smithsonian Institution Press, 2004 (Buy this book) REVIEW

George Sullivan.

  • The Story of the Peace Corps. NY: Fleet Publishing Co. 1964.
  • Peace Corps Nurse, Nova Books, 1964

Robert B. Textor

  • Cultural Frontiers of the Peace Corps, MIT Press, 1966 (Editor)

Milton Viorst

  • Making A Difference: The Peace Corps at Twenty-Five, NY: Weidenfeld & Nicholson, 1986 (Editor/Anthologist)

V. Phillips Weaver

  • Good Neighbors: The Peace Corps in Latin America, Helene HanffV. Phillips Weaver, co-author, pictures by Wayne Blickenstaff, NY: Grosset & Dunlap, 1966.

Philip Weiss

Madeline Weitsman

  • The Peace Corps, Chelsea House, 1989

Susan Whittlesey

  • U. S. Peace Corps: The Challenge of Good Will. NY: Coward-McCann. 1963.

Karla Wiley

  • Assignment: Latin America: A Story of the Peace Corps NY: David McKay. 1968 A novel of the Peace Corps.

Marshall Windmuller

  • The Peace Corps and Pax Americana, Public Affairs Press, 1970

Charles E. Wingenbach.

  • The Peace Corps: Who, How, and Where. with foreword by Hubert Humphrey, NY: John Day 1961, with preface by R. Sargent Shriver, 1963.

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