When British Honduras Became Belize: A Peace Corps Memoir 1971 - 1973

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This book, by Ted W. Cox, describes a Belize of forty years ago when it was the colony British Honduras. Written in thoughtful but unadorned prose, Ted weaves together a little-known chapter of the country’s history. The book, featuring 291 historical pictures, tells how the author established national physical education data, trained track and field coaches, officials, and athletes, and improvised basic facilities in far-flung villages and towns. All of this was done against a backdrop of seasonal hurricanes while reinforcing the British garrison should Guatemala try to annex the country. The invasion never came, but the casting off of imperial influence did.

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"If you plan to travel to, or through, Belize, become an expat there, or just want a small glimpse into a colonial place transitioning into nationhood, When British Honduras Became Belize 1971 - 1973 A Peace Corps Memoir is for you.""Perfectly recommendable for young athletes to read; an inspiring look at good things the Peace Corps has done under challenging circumstances."
5 StarsDavid Lloyd Sutton - San Francisco Book Review

"If you are a former Peace Corps Volunteer, or are aspiring to become one, this book will be a joy to read. Ted W. Cox is a former PCV, active in both Sierra Leone and British Honduras. Written with a personal and conversational voice, Cox invites his readers to shadow him as he relives the life he led as a successful PCV during the time British Honduras became Belize."
"...The time Cox spent in British Honduras has had a lasting impact, both for the people and for the country."
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Kristin Urban - Portland Book Review

"It's a formidable and challenging work, but one I came to appreciate more as I delved into it more deeply.""I felt I had a better understanding of -- and a much better feel for -- Belize after my immersion experience in this book."Barbra Joe - Peace Corps Writers

"I am amazed. I flipped through the pages of Ted Cox's new book and whew, a tidal wave of memories. Most of all he wrote, documented, and "pictured", I remember well.For a taste of Belize as it was in the early 1970's and for all that he tried to do, you must read this book"Leni Jo Usher - Belize City, Belize

Ted W. Cox, the consummate Peace Corps Volunteer, has written a rich memoir that's enlightening and entertaining. I loved discovering how Ted's hard work, openness, and sense of adventure won the people's trust, cooperation, and affection as British Honduras be came independent Belize.Jane White - Retired Linn-Benton Community College English Dept. Corvallis, Or

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