Boston Area Returned Peace Corps Volunteers

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


1/31/11 - When the World Calls: The Inside Story of the Peace Corps and Its First Fifty Years will be published on February 21 by Beacon Press of Boston, a couple of weeks before the 50th anniversary of the JFK executive order creating the Peace Corps. The book's author, Stanley Meisler was deputy director of the Peace Corps office of evaluation and research during the mid-1960s and followed the work of the Volunteers afterward as a foreign and diplomatic correspondent for the Los Angeles Times for thirty years.

The book has received advance praise from such noted RPCVs as novelist Paul Theroux and New Yorker writer Peter Hessler. You can find out more about the book on Stanley's website, www.stanleymeisler.com, and on the Amazon website.

If any of the RPCVs would like to discuss the book with the author, please contact him via email at stanley.meisler(at)gmail.com.

By Jacquelyn Caglia - Posted on 31 January 2011

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