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Kill the Gringo : the Life of Jack Vaughn

Author: Jack Hood Vaughn; Jane Constantineau
Publisher: Los Angeles, CA : Vireo Book/Rare Bird Books, [2017] ©2017
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"A professional boxer during his college years, Jack joined the Marines in 1941, fighting in the battles of Guam and Okinawa during World War II. His rapport with people and facility with language led to a speedy rise in international development in Latin America and Africa where he drew the attention of Vice President Lyndon Johnson during his visit to Senegal in 1961. Three years later, President Johnson appointed  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Biography
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Vaughn, Jack Hood.
Kill the gringo.
Los Angeles, CA : Vireo Book/Rare Bird Books, [2017]
(DLC) 2017276434
(OCoLC)958351196
Named Person: Jack Hood Vaughn; Jack Hood Vaughn
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Jack Hood Vaughn; Jane Constantineau
ISBN: 9781945572388 1945572388
OCLC Number: 1018247929
Notes: "American diplomat, director of the Peace Corps, US ambassador to Colombia and Panama, and conservationist"--Cover.
Description: 1 online resource (389 pages) : illustrations
Other Titles: Life of Jack Vaughn-American diplomat, Director of the Peace Corps, US ambassador to Colombia and Panama, and conservationist
Responsibility: by Jack Hood Vaugh, Jane Constantineau.

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"A professional boxer during his college years, Jack joined the Marines in 1941, fighting in the battles of Guam and Okinawa during World War II. His rapport with people and facility with language led to a speedy rise in international development in Latin America and Africa where he drew the attention of Vice President Lyndon Johnson during his visit to Senegal in 1961. Three years later, President Johnson appointed Jack ambassador to Panama when violent anti-American riots there led to a severing of diplomatic ties. As the second director of the Peace Corps, Jack presided over the largest number of volunteers in the organization's history and the delicate handling of anti-Vietnam fervor among its ranks. After his foreign service career, Jack led the National Urban Coalition and Planned Parenthood during the turbulent late 60's and early 70's. A rural development job in Iran ended dramatically with the 1978 revolution, and Jack turned his focus to the environment, advising the Nature Conservancy and founding Conservation International in 1987. Told with Jacks' humor and humility, his stories reveal an astonishingly varied, lively and distinguished career that lasted 50 years and earned him the nickname Peasant Ambassador"--Publisher's description.

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