An Accounting Of A Peace Corps Experience

by Dennis Ogden



Book Details

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Publication Date : 1/10/2001

Format : Softcover
Dimensions : 5.5x8.5
Page Count : 116
ISBN : 9780738845074

About the Book

The author and his wife broke free of a dull and uneventful life to chance a life in a strange and different land. Glimpses of what drives a restless couple to take their chances in the Peace Corps and live a life that reads like a real life travel documentary. This book reveals an alternative life style available to all US citizens of all ages who want to know and experience life as the rest of the world sees it.

The occasional violence and disease are graphically described. The heartaches and the joys of the simple life bring home to all of the real benefits that we all take for granted.

Dennis Ogden is to be congratulated on his perception of the problems that beset third world countries and his suggestions on solving some of them. Definitely a “must read” for anyone venturing of the beaten track in any third world country and especially into the hinterlands of Central America.

About the Author

Dennis grew into his teens during the war years in England. In 1950 he left to work in an aircraft factory in Canada while farming a hundred acre farm as a sideline. Leaving Canada he served twenty years in the US Army as a Bomb Squad technician. During his military career he met and is still married to Ruth, also English born. They served a three tour of duty with the US Peace Corps after their three children grew and left home. They taught gardening and crop production to Maya Indians in Guatemala. Now grandparents, they own and operate a Recreational Vehicle Park in the desert of northwest Arizona.