From Library Journal
This is a light and breezy review of the origins of the Peace Corps during the Kennedy years. Based on interviews with various leading figures, it aims to provide a "mood-and-flavor" account of these years, particularly as these were personified in the Corps' first director, R. Sargent Shriver. Filled with photographs and entertaining stories, the book works as a charming, first-person history of the people who made the corps what it was in its formative years. Redmon makes no pretense toward scholarly objectivity. Instead, readers who want a more balanced understanding of the significance of the early Peace Corps should be encouraged to seek out the larger body of more challenging scholarship that already surrounds the Kennedy presidency. Charles DeBenedetti, History Dept., Univ. of Toledo
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