The Gringo

Author: J. Grigsby Crawford
Publisher: Wild Elephant Press
ISBN: 9780988482272
File Size: 18,94 MB
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Within weeks of arriving as a volunteer in a remote corner of South America, Crawford got a lot more than he bargained for: a narrow escape from a kidnapping plot hatched by the people he was sent there to help. Then things only got stranger. In his quest to find adventure, Crawford undertook a savage journey of danger, drugs, sex, and alarming illness. What resulted is "The Gringo": one part literary tale of two lonely years in the Amazon jungle and one part gonzo-journalism account of life in the Peace Corps, an agency wandering aimlessly through the twenty-first century. Filled with sharp humor and eye-opening observations about the human condition, this is an unforgettable story that grabs the reader and doesn't let go.

Kill The Gringo

Author: Jack Hood Vaughn
Publisher: Rare Bird Books, a Vireo Book
ISBN: 9781945572173
File Size: 11,60 MB
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Kill the Gringo is the wide-ranging, action-packed memoir of Jack Hood Vaughn, whose career in diplomacy, social advocacy and conservation spanned more than 25 jobs and 11 countries. A professional boxer during his college years, Jack joined the Marines in 1941, fighting in the battles of Guam and Okinawa during World War II. His rapport with people and facility with language led to a speedy rise in international development in Latin America and Africa where he drew the attention of Vice President Lyndon Johnson during his visit to Senegal in 1961. Three years later, President Johnson appointed Jack ambassador to Panama when violent anti-American riots there led to a severing of diplomatic ties. As the second director of the Peace Corps, Jack presided over the largest number of volunteers in the organization’s history and the delicate handling of anti-Vietnam fervor among its ranks. After his foreign service career, Jack led the National Urban Coalition and Planned Parenthood during the turbulent late 60’s and early 70’s. A rural development job in Iran ended dramatically with the 1978 revolution, and Jack turned his focus to the environment, advising the Nature Conservancy and founding Conservation International in 1987. Told with Jacks’ humor and humility, his stories reveal an astonishingly varied, lively and distinguished career that lasted 50 years and earned him the nickname Peasant Ambassador.


Author: Peter Conti
Publisher: Full Court Press
ISBN: 9781938812842
File Size: 51,53 MB
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The vivid account of a charming rogue who evaded capture for thirteen years as an international fugitive from U.S. law enforcement after being set up by a childhood friend for a crime he didn't commit.

Along The Gringo Trail

Author: Jack Epstein
File Size: 44,12 MB
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Loving The Gringo

Author: Maria Haendel Koonce
Publisher: Author House
ISBN: 9781467834025
File Size: 45,66 MB
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LOVING THE GRINGO, A BICULTURAL LIFE describes a special, long and loving relationship, through real life anecdotes. The first time I laid eyes on my Gringo, he was doing the "twist," and I learned about the US "native" dance of the times. He resisted embracing my love for the opera, but did become enamored of our language, our way of life, and our food! Light, funny, and unexpected, these stories morror the lives and adventures of husbands, wives, parents, children, grandparents, friends and colleagues, as they cope with multicultural challenges. LOVING THE GRINGO affords the American reader a charming view of one couple's unique marriage, here in the States and in the Republic of Uruguay. The reader is continually captivated by the progression of their lives and their varied experiences. It is a "must read" for all ages, giving one a feeling of "I am so glad I read that!" Upon finishing the last paragraph the words of the eldest granddaughter, at five, echo in my ears: "I love their life!" Arch Manning, Retired Educator and another Gringo husband. LOVING THE GRINGO can also provide a unique resource for educators of multicultural studies. The acquisition of Spanish by my Gringo, makes a perfect case for the communicative approach. An additional resource is a short skit about a visit by some Gringa girls to Uruguay, and their experiences through the Christmas holiday celebrations. As an ESOL practitioner, I have spent hours looking for reading materials dealing with American cultural confusions. Many books I have perused have been the "multicultural" reader type with stories about Eskimos, Native Americans, Chinese, or stories about famous Americans. ESOL students want to read stories that give them insights into the American culture they have to deal with. Patricia Peabody, Retired Adult ESOL Instructor.

The Gringo Caper

Author: Frank E. Richards
Publisher: Xlibris Corporation
ISBN: 147974655X
File Size: 27,45 MB
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Mystery has fallen upon this small quiet community west of the great city of Pittsburgh. A few young boys are challenged to unlock the secret message that has been thrust upon them. Is the supernatural at work here or could it be something more horrible than mankind can imagine. Mystery and adventure confront these young boys head on. Will they fall victim to the pressure of solving this mystery or will the unknown prevail.

Murder On The Gringo Trail

Author: Avram Mednick
Publisher: iUniverse
ISBN: 0595275141
File Size: 17,25 MB
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"It was supposed to be the trip of a lifetime. It was the trip of a lifetime, but it didn't work out exactly as planned...They were going to travel again, in their fiftieth year, reprising two different trips they had taken in their twentieth and twenty-fifth years, respectively. They would go to...Bolivia and Peru, but not without experiencing New Orleans again." Thus starts our adventure, where we learn about Peter and Ax, boyhood friends who grew old together, and their adventures on the road.

The Gringo Greaser

Author: Charles L. Kusz
File Size: 69,68 MB
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The is the story of an unusual man, Charles L. Kusz, Jr., and his very unusual newspaper, The Gringo & greaser, as shown in excerpts selected by Peter Hertzog.

Tango With The Gringo The Hard Peg And Real Misalignment In Argentina

Author: Enrique Alberola
Publisher: World Bank Publications
File Size: 48,84 MB
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The Gringo Trail

Author: Mark Mann
ISBN: 9781849536080
File Size: 46,90 MB
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'The Gringo Trail' is the backpacker's route through South America that has become a modern legend amongst travellers. This book charts the travels of three characters, none of whom could have anticipated the incredible outcome.