American Taboo A Murder in the Peace Corps (P.S.) by Philip Weiss

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Published by Harper Perennial .

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Number of Pages416
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ISBN 10006009687X
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Career. Weiss is the author of the novel Cock-a-Doodle-Doo () and the non-fiction book American Taboo: A Murder In The Peace Corps (). He co-edited The Goldstone Report: The Legacy of the Landmark Investigation of the Gaza Conflict () with Adam Horowitz and Lizzy Ratner.

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