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American taboo : a murder in the Peace Corps

Author: Philip Weiss; Gift in honor of the 50th Anniversary of the Peace Corps (Library of Congress)
Publisher: New York : HarperCollins, ©2004.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : English : 1st edView all editions and formats
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Relates the events surrounding the 1975 murder of Peace Corps volunteer Deborah Gardner, describing her stabbing death at the hands of an obsessed fellow volunteer, the organization's efforts to cover up the case, and the killer's escape from justice.
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Genre/Form: Biography
Named Person: Deborah Gardner
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Philip Weiss; Gift in honor of the 50th Anniversary of the Peace Corps (Library of Congress)
ISBN: 0060096861 9780060096861
OCLC Number: 55608104
Description: viii, 369 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: A Legend of the South Seas --
Tonga 16 --
Swearing In --
The Tonga Club --
Steilacoom --
The Perfect Volunteer --
Stranded --
The Dance at the Dateline --
Prayers in the Bedford Truck --
The Search --
Tapu --
"Help Me Tell the Untold Story of the Murder of Deborah Gardner" --
Next of Kin --
The Sendoff --
A Vision in the Cathedral --
Funerals --
The Jail --
Extraterritoriality --
"A Flick of the Tip" --
Once Out, All Out --
Wayne's Appeal --
At Sea --
Tonga in the Dock --
Tevolo --
The Verdict --
Privy Council --
Never-Never Land --
The Earthquake --
American Taboo --
Condolence Calls --
The End of the Legend --
Behind the Bricks --
Getting Away with It.
Responsibility: Philip Weiss.
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Relates the events surrounding the 1975 murder of Peace Corps volunteer Deborah Gardner, describing her stabbing death at the hands of an obsessed fellow volunteer, the organization's efforts to cover up the case, and the killer's escape from justice.

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