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The Bold Experiment: JFK’s Peace Corps
The Bold Experiment: JFK’s Peace Corps
By Gerard T. Rice
University of Notre Dame Press, 1985, 352 pp

This is the first study of the Peace Corps based on thorough archival research. The author deftly analyzes the various sources of the Peace Corps idea, the bureaucratic struggles surrounding the corps' birth, and the flaws, achievements, idealism and comedies of the first two years.