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All you need is love : the Peace Corps and the spirit of the 1960s

Author: Elizabeth Cobbs Hoffman; Gift in honor of the 50th Anniversary of the Peace Corps (Library of Congress)
Publisher: Cambridge, Mass. : Harvard University Press, 1998.
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"The Peace Corps, conceived in the can-do spirit of the sixties, embodied America's long pursuit of moral leadership on a global scale. Traversing four decades and three continents, this story of the Peace Corps and the people and politics behind it is a fascinating look at American idealism at work amid the hard political realities of the second half of the twentieth century. With vivid stories from returned  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Cobbs Hoffman, Elizabeth.
All you need is love.
Cambridge, Mass. : Harvard University Press, 1998
(OCoLC)654541728
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Elizabeth Cobbs Hoffman; Gift in honor of the 50th Anniversary of the Peace Corps (Library of Congress)
ISBN: 0674016351 9780674016354
OCLC Number: 37820037
Description: viii, 306 p. : ill. ; 25 cm.
Contents: Love and youth in a brave new world --
Shriver hits the ground running --
Peace Corps cousins --
The Cold War versus decolonization --
The hero's adventure --
Ghana --
Slippery slopes --
Under attack --
The Peace Corps dilemma --
Balancing ideals and self-interest.
Responsibility: Elizabeth Cobbs Hoffman.
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"The Peace Corps, conceived in the can-do spirit of the sixties, embodied America's long pursuit of moral leadership on a global scale. Traversing four decades and three continents, this story of the Peace Corps and the people and politics behind it is a fascinating look at American idealism at work amid the hard political realities of the second half of the twentieth century. With vivid stories from returned volunteers of exotic places and daunting circumstances, this is an engrossing account of the successes and failures of this unique governmental organization, and of the geopolitics and personal convictions that underpin it. In the end, the question that is most compelling is whether the Peace Corps most helped the countries that received its volunteers, or whether its greater service was to America and its sense of national identity and mission."--BOOK JACKET.

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