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The Resource All you need is love : the Peace Corps and the spirit of the 1960s, Elizabeth Cobbs Hoffman

All you need is love : the Peace Corps and the spirit of the 1960s, Elizabeth Cobbs Hoffman

Label
All you need is love : the Peace Corps and the spirit of the 1960s
Title
All you need is love
Title remainder
the Peace Corps and the spirit of the 1960s
Statement of responsibility
Elizabeth Cobbs Hoffman
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"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."--Jacket
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Cobbs Hoffman, Elizabeth
Dewey number
361.6
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
HC60.5
LC item number
.C626 1998
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Peace Corps (U.S.)
  • United States
  • USA
  • Geschichte
  • Idealismus
Label
All you need is love : the Peace Corps and the spirit of the 1960s, Elizabeth Cobbs Hoffman
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [265]-296) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
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
Control code
37820037
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
viii, 306 pages
Isbn
9780674016354
Isbn Type
(alk. paper)
Lccn
97042648
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)37820037
Label
All you need is love : the Peace Corps and the spirit of the 1960s, Elizabeth Cobbs Hoffman
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [265]-296) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
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
Control code
37820037
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
viii, 306 pages
Isbn
9780674016354
Isbn Type
(alk. paper)
Lccn
97042648
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)37820037

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