Brent K. Ashabranner

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Brent K. Ashabranner (Peace Corps Deputy Director; India, Country Director 1964-69). [1]


  • A Moment in History: The First Ten Years of the Peace Corps, Garden City, NY: Doubleday, 1971; 2003
  • Morning Star, Black Sun: The Northern Cheyenne Indians and America’s Energy Crisis, Paul Conklin illustrator, NY: Dodd, Mead, 1982
  • The New Americans: Changing Patterns in U.S. Immigration, NY: Dodd, Mead & Co., 1983.
  • Gavriel and Jemal: Two Boys of Jerusalem, NY: Dodd, Mead, 1984
  • Children of the Maya: A Guatamalan Indian Odyssey, (Children’s book) NY: Dodd, Mead, 1986; NY: Putnam, 1988
  • The Vanishing Border: A Photographic Journey along Our Frontier with Mexico, Paul Conklin, photographer; NY: Dodd, Mead, 1987.
  • Always to Remember: The Story of the Vietnam Veterans Memorial, NY: Dodd, Mead, 1988; Putnam, 1989
  • Born to the Land: An American Portrait, Paul Conklin, illustrator; NY: Putnam, 1989
  • Counting America: The story of the United States Census, with Melissa Ashabranner, NY: Putnam, 1989
  • I’m in the Zoo, Too, NY: Dutton, 1989
  • People Who Make a Difference, Paul Conklin illustrator, NY: Cobblehill Books/Dutton, 1989
  • To Live in Two Worlds: American Indian Youth Today, NY: Dodd, Mead, 1984; NY: Putnam, 1989
  • A Grateful Nation: The Story of Arlington National Cemetery, NY: Putnam, 1990
  • Crazy about German Shepherds, NY: Cobblehill Books, 1990
  • The Times of My Life: A Memoir, (Children’s book) NY: Dutton Children’s Book, 1990
  • An Ancient Heritage: The Arab-American Minority, NY: HarperCollins, 1991 (Washington Post/Washington Children’s Book Guild Award for Nonfiction, 1990)
  • A Memorial for Mr. Lincoln, NY: Putnam, 1992
  • Land of Yesterday, Land of Tomorrow: Discovering Chinese Central Asia, with photographers Paul, David and Peter Conklin, , Cobblehill, 1992
  • Dark Harvest: Migrant Farmworkers in America, Paul Conklin, photographer; NY: Dodd, Mead, 1985; Hamden, CT: Linnet Books, 1993; Linnet Books, 1997
  • Still a Nation of Immigrants, NY: Cobblehill Books/Dutton, 1993
  • The Choctaw Code, with Russell G. Davis, Hamden, CT: Linnet Books, 1994 (Co-author)
  • A New Frontier: the Peace Corps in Eastern Europe, (Children’s book) NY: Cobblehill Books/Dutton, 1994
  • A New Frontier: The Peace Corps in Eastern Europe, with photos by Paul Conklin (staff 1962-65), NY: Cobblehill books/Dutton, 1994
  • Our Beckoning Borders: Illegal Immigration to America, Paul Conklin, photographer, Cobblehill, 1996
  • The Lion’s Whiskers and Other Ethiopian Tales (Buy this book), Hamden, CT: Linnet Books, 1997
  • To Seek a Better World: The Haitian Minority in America, Paul Conklin photographer, Cobblehill, 1997

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  1. Writers, Peace Corps, accessed February 18, 2008.