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The Roaring Twenty:
The First Cross-Country Air Race for Women

(Children 9–12)
by Margaret Blair (Thailand 1975–77)
National Geographic
February 2006
112 pages
(Buy this book)


Letters from the Prettiest Girl in Arvin
by Rafaela G. Castro (Brazil 1964–66)
Chusma House Publications
September 2006
162 pages
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Personal Stories of Grandeur, Challenge, and Hope

edited by Richard C. Blum, Erica Stone
and Broughton Coburn (Nepal 1973–75)
National Geographic Books
October 2006
256 pages
(Buy this book)
Artifacts of a Very Strange Mind
17 stories and a novel, The Lair of Lilith

Rel Davis (Bulgaria 2001–03)
360 pages
(Buy at Lulu)
Backyard Race Horse
The Training Manual

by Janet Del Castillo (Colombia 1964–66)
Prediction Publications
May 2006
459 pages
(Buy at Backyard Race Horse)

My Mother Can Beat Up Your Father
by Danny G. Langdon (Ethiopia 1962–64)
September 2006
200 pages
(Buy this book)

Quick and Easy Vietnamese
75 Everyday Recipes

by Nancie McDermott (Thailand 1975–78)
Chronicle Books
November 2005
168 pages
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Two Ton
One Fight, One Night
, Tony Galento v. Joe Louis
by Joseph Monninger (Burkina Faso 1975–77)
Steerforth Press
November 2006
208 pages
(Buy this book)
Value-Based Metrics for Improving Results
An Enterprise Project Management Toolkit

by Mel Schnapper (Nigeria 1965–67) and Steven Rollins
J. Ross Publishing
August 2006
434 pages
(Buy this book)
A Culture of Corruption
Everyday Deception and Popular Discontent in Nigeria
by Daniel Jordan Smith (Sierra Leone 1984–87)
Princeton University Press
November 2006
260 pages
(Buy this book)
The Watch
by Gene Stone (Niger 1969–71)
Harry N. Abrams Books
October 2006
255 pages
(Buy this book)
Exploring the Bancroft Library
The Centennial Guide to Its Extraordinary History, Spectacular Special Collections, Research Pleasures, Its Amazing Future, and How It All Works
edited by Charles B.Faulhaber &
Stephen Vincent (Nigeria 1965–67)
Signature Books
October 2006
190 pages
$39.95 cloth/ $29.95 paper  
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Living Abroad in Nicaragua
by Randy Wood (Nicaragua 1998–2000)
and Joshua Berman (Nicaragua 1998–2000)
Moon Handbooks: Avalon Travel Publishing
September 2006
430 pages
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Night Blind
by Jan Worth (Kingdom of Tonga 1976-78)
September 2006
278 pages
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Innocents Abroad
American Teachers in the American Century

by Jonathan Zimmerman (Nepal 1983–85)
Harvard University Press
October 2006
300 pages
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