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Books feature first-person accounts from former Peace Corps volunteers

January 3, 2012

Celebrating the Peace Corps

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Volume 1: "One Hand Does Not Catch a Buffalo: Africa," edited by Aaron Barlow.

Volume 2: "Gather the Fruit One By One: The Americas," edited by Pat and Bernie Alter.

Volume 3: "A Small Key Opens Big Doors: Eurasia," edited by Jay Chen.

Volume 4: "Even the Smallest Crab Has Teeth: Asia & the Pacific," edited by Jane Albritton.

Jane Albritton, who teaches online writing courses in CSU’s Department of Journalism and Technical Communication, has published a four-volume set of books celebrating the 50th anniversary of the Peace Corps

Albritton, who served in the Peace Corps in India from 1967-69, began several years ago to assemble first-person accounts from former Peace Corps volunteers. Those stories are published in four books, with each focused on one of the Peace Corps’ primary geographic areas of influence: Africa, the Americas, Eurasia, and Asia and the Pacific.

The Peace Corps traces its roots to CSU, where Maury Albertson wrote the paper that laid the groundwork for the program in 1961. Since that time, CSU has ranked among the national leaders in producing Peace Corps volunteers.

Albritton’s books are available at, Barnes & Noble and many other bookstores, including Reader’s Cove in Fort Collins.