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Gather the Fruit One by One, Volume Two: The Americas: 50 Years of Amazing Peace Corps Stories (Peace Corps @ 50)

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Take some Inca, Aztec, Maya, and Moche, mix in Spanish, French, English, Dutch and Danish, stir it to the rhythmic beat of Africa and what do you get? A zesty brew, expressed in a callaloo soup of language, food, music, and religion. So much passion, so much sorrow. What seems familiar in the Americas often is not. For Peace Corps Volunteers, there is nothing to do but learn the language, roll up their sleeves, and get busy working alongside strangers who steal their hearts away. These stories take you on overland journeys to the Amazon Basin, into a village in Honduras terrorized by insurgent forces, and to the ball fields of Ecuador for an unusual game of "beisbol."

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ISBN:
9781609520014
Author:
Alter, Pat
Publisher:
Travelers' Tales Guides
Editor:
Alter , Bernie
Author:
Alter , Bernie
Subject:
Essays & Travelogues
Subject:
Sociology - General
Edition Description:
Trade Paper
Series:
Peace Corps at 50
Series Volume:
Volume Two: The Amer
Publication Date:
20110531
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Pages:
352
Dimensions:
8 x 5.13 in

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Take some Inca, Aztec, Maya, and Moche, mix in Spanish, French, English, Dutch and Danish, stir it to the rhythmic beat of Africa and what do you get? A zesty brew, expressed in a callaloo soup of language, food, music, and religion. So much passion, so much sorrow. What seems familiar in the Americas often is not. For Peace Corps Volunteers, there is nothing to do but learn the language, roll up their sleeves, and get busy working alongside strangers who steal their hearts away. These stories take you on overland journeys to the Amazon Basin, into a village in Honduras terrorized by insurgent forces, and to the ball fields of Ecuador for an unusual game of "beisbol."

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