- Paperback: 284 pages
- Publisher: iUniverse, Inc. (February 27, 2008)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 0595469922
- ISBN-13: 978-0595469925
- Product Dimensions: 5 x 0.6 x 8 inches
- Shipping Weight: 9.6 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
- Average Customer Review: 1 customer review
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #6,106,218 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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Land of Smiles
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About the Author
A. A. Maytree spent three years in Thailand as a Peace Corps Volunteer from 1969?1972.
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A seminary dropout, Schmicker had already forsaken the road to sainthood before applying. Heck, maybe the Peace Corps thought his education was a good Christian grounding. What they got instead was a young Keroauc, running as fast as he could to embrace life -- all of it, good and bad.
This review appeared in Peace Corps Worldwide.
He was assigned to Thailand during a fever-pitch in the Vietnam War, the same year that Kerouac died, 1969. According to Schmicker, "the `War Corps' dwarfed the Peace Corps" with "over 45,000 U.S. Air Force personnel and 500 aircraft and another 5,000 military advisors, spooks, information spinners, and rural development specialists." This book is a collection of war dispatches from Thailand, Cambodia, and Laos. Like a slightly mad Kerouac, the author describes his travels and adventures as a war correspondent interspersed with anecdotes about his day job as a Peace Corps Volunteer English teacher and later, film director. Thank God this book was not published when Schmicker first arrived home or I might not have had a program to serve in three years later!
Akin to Kerouac's literary work, this book moves fast and holds the reader's interest. Whether you lived this era or are a younger generation, Schmicker's adventures will enthrall. For those who would like to read the author's original articles from the front (in the complete format with photos), go to [...].