SOURCE: P2R Associates

P2R Associates

September 29, 2011 12:17 ET

The Library of Congress Honors Westland Resident & P2R Associates Director Ronald Louis Peterson

LIVONIA, MI--(Marketwire - Sep 29, 2011) - To help commemorate Peace Corps' 50th Anniversary, The Library of Congress last week established its Peace Corps Collection of books -- comprised of books written by 264 Peace Corps authors. Westland resident and P2R Associates Director Ronald Louis Peterson is one of them. The books capture in fiction and non-fiction the many diverse experiences Peace Corps Volunteers have had over the past half century in 139 countries around the world.

Congressman John Garamendi of California, who served as a Peace Corps Volunteer in Ethiopia (1966-68), hosted a luncheon with the authors at the Library of Congress on September 22 to unveil the Peace Corps Collection. In his personalized commendations to all the authors Garamendi said, "It is with respect and gratitude that I recognize you for fulfilling the Third Goal of the Peace Corps with the publication of your Peace Corps book. By telling your story, you have enlightened others about your service, and shared with them the belief that international understanding contributes to world peace."

Peterson's book is a novel, entitled A TIME TO..., in which he tells a story about the spiritual evolution of a Peace Corps Volunteer (PCV) -- from his life growing up in New York City in the '50s and '60s; to his PCV service in Ethiopia during a coup, a famine and the worldwide eradication of small pox; to his professional life as a broadcast journalist and public relations counselor. The protagonist's flashback story begins and ends at Ground Zero on 9/11 where he discovered that love, faith, hope and charity all survived that tragedy.

A TIME TO... is available on and signed copies are available at All e-Reader formats are also available on

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