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The Resource Back to Pakistan : a fifty-year journey, Leslie Noyes Mass

Back to Pakistan : a fifty-year journey, Leslie Noyes Mass

Label
Back to Pakistan : a fifty-year journey
Title
Back to Pakistan
Title remainder
a fifty-year journey
Statement of responsibility
Leslie Noyes Mass
Creator
Contributor
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
  • "Fifty years after living in a remote Pakistan village as a Peace Corps volunteer, Leslie Noyes Mass returns to discover a much-changed Pakistan-and a village that still remembers her. She deftly interweaves her experiences from 50 years ago with her current day story as a volunteer training female teachers. Leslie Mass captures the heart and the attention of the reader with her story of Pakistanis in 1962 and those of a new generation who are engaged in building a sustainable educational system for their country's forgotten children. Back to Pakistan A Fifty-Year Journey is a compelling look into a country as it goes from its infancy into the 21st century"--Provided by publisher
  • "In 1962, Leslie Noyes was one of the first to answer the call of President Kennedy. She found herself in a remote village in Pakistan, 21 years old, and fresh from college graduation, with the only directive to "find something to do" in a Muslim village with no other Peace Corps volunteers, no other Westerners, no program, and scarce resources. Coming face to face with her naiveté youthful arrogance, and inexperience, she muddles her way through her first year of service, moves on to a larger city with other volunteers, then returns home to pursue a career as an educator. Forty-seven years later, she returns to Pakistan--a much changed woman to a much changed country. She intersperses the current-day tale with the journal entries from 1962, thereby providing a colorful and poignant comparison between a country in its infancy and a country in transition, and the woman of 21 with the woman of 68"--Provided by publisher
Biography type
autobiography
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1940-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Mass, Leslie Noyes
Dewey number
371.10095491
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • plates
  • maps
Index
index present
LC call number
LB2844.1.V6
LC item number
M33 2011
Literary form
non fiction
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
Gift in honor of the 50th Anniversary of the Peace Corps (Library of Congress)
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Mass, Leslie Noyes
  • Mass, Leslie Noyes
  • Peace Corps (U.S.)
  • Volunteer workers in education
  • Volunteer workers in social service
  • Teachers
  • EDUCATION / Students & Student Life
  • Pakistan
Label
Back to Pakistan : a fifty-year journey, Leslie Noyes Mass
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Note
Includes index
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocm724674145
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xiii, 212 pages, 10 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9781442213197
Lccn
2011019782
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations, map
System control number
  • (OCoLC)724674145
  • (Sirsi) a1106709
Label
Back to Pakistan : a fifty-year journey, Leslie Noyes Mass
Publication
Copyright
Note
Includes index
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocm724674145
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xiii, 212 pages, 10 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9781442213197
Lccn
2011019782
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations, map
System control number
  • (OCoLC)724674145
  • (Sirsi) a1106709

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