Book Reviews of American Taboo : A Murder in the Peace Corps

American Taboo : A Murder in the Peace Corps
American Taboo A Murder in the Peace Corps
Author: Philip Weiss
ISBN-13: 9780060096861
ISBN-10: 0060096861
Publication Date: 6/1/2004
Pages: 384
Rating:
  • Currently 4/5 Stars.
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4 stars, based on 19 ratings
Publisher: HarperCollins
Book Type: Hardcover
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Helpful Score: 3
This is a very interesting book about a murder that should have gotten more attention when it happened but was covered up by people trying to protect the good name of the Peace Corps. It is also about a killer who got away with murder because of the cover up.
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Helpful Score: 3
This is a true tragedy. So well written. Let's never forget victim Deborah Gardner - she is all of our children. It makes you think twice. Once we step off American soil we live by other laws. Tonga tried to do the right thing, but the Peace Corp lied to protect its own reputation (and released a disturbed man back on US soil).
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Helpful Score: 2
as good a true crime as you can get and a sad tale of injustice for the victim.
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Helpful Score: 1
Very intriguing story. A good non-fiction read.
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Strips away some of the idealistic notions I've always had about the Peace Corps. This is a sad story about a terrible crime and how strange the search for justice can be.