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Peace Corps Authors Bibliography

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Zeitlin, Arnold (Ghana, 1961–63).

To the Peace Corps, with Love. 1st ed. Garden City, New York: Doubleday, 1965. Library of Congress Permalink:

Jacket cover description: “A candid, engaging account of a two-year tour with the first Peace Corps team to go abroad.” Although an obscure work long out of print, it is regarded as a Peace Corps “classic.” Zeitlin, a former Hollywood reporter, arrived in Accra, Ghana, in October 1961. Although without any teaching experience, he started off teaching English in a secondary school. In his nonfictional account, Zeitlin provides considerable insight into the cross-cultural experience of being a white American in Ghana and the special treatment that came with it. His wife, Marian, who was a fellow PCV, contributed a chapter. John Coyne points out: “The first book to draw on the Peace Corps experience was written by Arnold Zeitlin, who had volunteered for the Peace Corps in 1961 after having been an Associated Press reporter.”

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