Three Cups of Tea: One Man's Mission to Promote Peace . . . One School at a Time (Google eBook)

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Penguin, Mar 2, 2006 - Political Science - 368 pages
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The astonishing, uplifting story of a real-life Indiana Jones and his humanitarian campaign to use education to combat terrorism in the Taliban’s backyard Anyone who despairs of the individual’s power to change lives has to read the story of Greg Mortenson, a homeless mountaineer who, following a 1993 climb of Pakistan’s treacherous K2, was inspired by a chance encounter with impoverished mountain villagers and promised to build them a school. Over the next decade he built fifty-five schools—especially for girls—that offer a balanced education in one of the most isolated and dangerous regions on earth. As it chronicles Mortenson’s quest, which has brought him into conflict with both enraged Islamists and uncomprehending Americans, Three Cups of Tea combines adventure with a celebration of the humanitarian spirit.




  

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Amazing story telling. - LibraryThing
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Review: Three Cups of Tea: One Man's Mission to Promote Peace ... One School at a Time

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What I liked most about this story was how Greg committed to doing something extraordinary, and though he had no idea how to go about it, he just did it. He made a lot of mistakes, but in the end, it ... Read full review

Review: Three Cups of Tea: One Man's Mission to Promote Peace ... One School at a Time

User Review  - Joanna Laufer - Goodreads

Greg spent hundreds of thousands of dollars of his charity for personal use including flights and keeping this book on the best seller list. His charity built wonderful schools. But HE is all consumed with himself, as clear from the book and his actions. Read full review

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Contents

CONTENTS
INTRODUCTION
CHAPTER 1
CHAPTER 2
CHAPTER 3
CHAPTER 4
CHAPTER 5
CHAPTER 6
CHAPTER 13
CHAPTER 14
CHAPTER 15
CHAPTER 16
CHAPTER 17
CHAPTER 18
CHAPTER 19
CHAPTER 20

CHAPTER 7
CHAPTER 8
CHAPTER 9
CHAPTER 10
CHAPTER 11
CHAPTER 12
CHAPTER 21
CHAPTER 22
CHAPTER 23
ACKNOWLEDGMENTS
Copyright

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About the author (2006)

Greg Mortenson is the director of the Central Asia Institute. A resident of Montana, he spends several months of the year in Pakistan and Afghanistan.


David Oliver Relin is a contributing editor for Parade magazine and Skiing magazine. He has won more than forty national awards for his work as a writer and editor.

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