Three Cups of Tea

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Dial Books for Young Readers, 2009 - Juvenile Nonfiction - 209 pages
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One man's campaign to build schools in the most dangerous, remote, and anti-American reaches of Asia: in 1993 Greg Mortenson was an American mountain-climbing bum wandering emaciated and lost through Pakistan's Karakoram. After he was taken in and nursed back to health by the people of a Pakistani village, he promised to return one day and build them a school. From that rash, earnest promise grew one of the most incredible humanitarian campaigns of our time--Mortenson's one-man mission to counteract extremism by building schools, especially for girls, throughout the breeding ground of the Taliban. In a region where Americans are often feared and hated, he has survived kidnapping, fatwas issued by enraged mullahs, death threats, and wrenching separations from his wife and children. But his success speaks for itself--at last count, his Central Asia Institute had built fifty-five schools.--From publisher description.

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User Review  - geniemagik - LibraryThing

This is a good book for young people. A lovely story that isn't 100% true it is great to discuss on many levels. It is interesting to include a discussion of a more accurate version of what really ... Read full review

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I am generally more of a visual than auditory learner and I will say that this book actually kept my attention while I was listening to it. It is a very impressive story about working with a culture ... Read full review

Contents

Section 1
7
Section 2
42
Section 3
52
Section 4
65
Section 5
76
Section 6
109
Section 7
127
Section 8
154
Section 9
159
Section 10
163
Section 11
165
Section 12
168
Copyright

About the author (2009)

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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