Three Cups of Tea

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Hikmah, Sep 1, 2008 - Girls' schools - 630 pages
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Inilah kisah menakjubkan dan inspiratif tentang Indiana Jones sejati dan perjuangan kemanusiaannya yang mengharukan di “pekarangan belakang” rezim Taliban.

Seorang pendaki gunung, Greg Mortenson, dibawa nasib ke pegunungan Karakoram yang gersang di Pakistan setelah gagal mendaki puncak K2, gunung tertinggi kedua di dunia. Tersentuh oleh keramahan penduduknya, dia berjanji untuk kembali dan membangun sebuah sekolah.

Three Cups of Tea berisi mengenai kisah pemenuhan janji tersebut, beserta hasilnya yang mencengangkan. Ya, selama satu dekade berikutnya, Mortenson telah membangun tak kurang dari lima puluh satu sekolah—terutama untuk anak-anak perempuan—di lingkar terluar daerah terlarang rezim Taliban. Kisahnya adalah sebuah petualangan seru sekaligus kesaksian akan kekuatan semangat kemanusiaan.

Pada 1993, seorang perawat Amerika, Greg Mortenson, berhasrat menaklukan puncak gunung tertinggi sedunia, K2, di Himalaya. Bukan hanya gagal melaksanakan niatnya, Mortenson juga tersesat, mengalami keletihan kronis, bahkan kehilangan 15 kg bobot tubuhnya. Setelah berjalan kaki tertatih-tatih turun gunung selama tujuh hari, Mortenson yang menuju Askole, malah tiba di Korphe, desa yang bahkan tak pernah dilihatnya di peta Karakoram. Di sanalah, di gubuk Haji Ali, Mortenson dijamu dengan ramah, dirawat dengan penuh perhatian, dan dilayani bak tamu istimewa.

Di lingkungan nan miskin inilah jalan hidup Mortenson, juga jalan hidup anak-anak di Pakistan Utara, berubah. Ketika memikirkan cara membalas budi baik mereka, jantung Mortenson serasa tercerabut dan napasnya tercekat saat melihat bagaimana anak-anak di sana bersekolah: mereka duduk melingkar, berlutut di tanah yang membeku, dalam udara nan dingin, dengan tertib mengerjakan tugas. Mortenson meletakkan tangannya di pundak Haji Ali dan berkata, “Aku akan membangun sebuah sekolah untuk kalian. Aku berjanji.” Inilah kisah mengenai pemenuhan janji tersebut. Ya, selama satu dekade berikutnya, Mortenson telah membangun tak kurang dari lima puluh satu sekolah—terutama untuk anak-anak perempuan—di daerah tempat lahirnya Taliban.

Kisahnya adalah sebuah petualangan seru sekaligus kesaksian akan kekuatan semangat kemanusiaan. [Mizan, Hikmah, Kisah Nyata, Memoar, Indonesia]
  

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Unfortunately another book of lies from Greg Mortenson.

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Contents

Tempat Penyimpanan Pribadi I
62
580 Surat Satu Cek I
86
Puncakpuncak Atap Awalpindi Menjelang Senja I
105
Jalan Pulang yang Sulit I
128
Dikalahkan Lembah Braldu I
153
Masyarakat Telah Memutuskan I
182
Membangun Jembatan I
200
BABll EnamHari I
231
BAB16 KotakBeleduMerah I
368
Pohonpohon Ceri di Atas Pasir I
393
Sosok Berselubung Kafan I
419
Sebuah Desa Bernama New York I
450
Minum Teh Bersama Kaum Taliban I
488
BAB21 SepasangSepatuRumsfeld I
519
Kebodohan I
554
Dari Bebatuan Menjadi Sekolah I
586

Pelajaran dari Haji Ali I
252
Secercah Senyum Selayaknya Lebih Berarti Daripada Sekilas Kenangan I 286
315
Keseimbangan I
323
Mortenson Beraksi I
342
Ucapan Terima Kasih I
619
Tentang Penulis I
630
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About the author (2008)

Greg Mortenson is the co-founder of nonprofit Central Asia Institute, Pennies For Peace, and co-author of New York Times bestseller ‘Three Cups of Tea’ (www.threecupsoftea.com) which has sold 3 million copies, been published in 39 countries, and a New York Times bestseller for three years since its January 2007 release, and Time Magazine Asia Book of The Year.

Mortenson’s new book, Stones Into Schools: Promoting Peace with Books Not Bombs, In Afghanistan and Pakistan, was released by Viking on December 1st, 2009, and debuted as # 2 on the NY Times hardcover bestseller list.

As of 2010, Mortenson has established over 131 schools in rural and often volatile regions of Pakistan and Afghanistan, which provide education to over 58,000 children, including 44,000 girls, where few education opportunities existed before.

In 2009, Mortenson received Pakistan’s highest civil award, Sitara-e-Pakistan (“Star of Pakistan”) for his humanitarian effort to promote girls education in rural areas for fifteen years.

Several bi-partisan U.S. Congressional representatives twice nominated Mortenson for the Nobel Peace Prize in 2009 and 2010.

Mortenson was born in 1957, and grew up on the slopes of Mt. Kilimanjaro, Tanzania (1958 to 1973). His father Dempsey, founded Kilimanjaro Christian Medical Center (KCMC) www.kcmc.ac.tz a hospital, and mother, Jerene, founded the International School Moshi.

He served in the U.S. Army in Germany (1977-1979), where he received the Army Commendation Medal, and later graduated from the University of South Dakota in 1983.

In July 1992, Mortenson’s sister, Christa, died from a massive seizure after a lifelong struggle with epilepsy on the eve of a trip to visit Dysersville, Iowa, where the baseball movie, ‘Field of Dreams’, was filmed in a cornfield.

To honor his sister’s memory, in 1993, Mortenson climbed Pakistan’s K2, the world’s second highest mountain in the Karakoram range.

While recovering from the climb in a village called Korphe, Mortenson met a group of children sitting in the dirt writing with sticks in the sand, and made a promise to help them build a school.

From that rash promise, grew a humanitarian campaign, in which Mortenson has dedicated his life to promote education, especially for girls, in remote regions of Pakistan and Afghanistan.

His work has not been without difficulty. In 1996, he survived an eight day armed kidnapping by the Taliban in Pakistan’ Northwest Frontier Province tribal areas, escaped a 2003 firefight with feuding Afghan warlords by hiding for eight hours under putrid animal hides in a truck going to a leather-tanning factory.

He has overcome two fatwehs from enraged Islamic mullahs, endured CIA investigations, and also received threats from fellow Americans after 9/11, for helping Muslim children with education.

Mortenson is entrusted to the rural communities of Afghanistan and Pakistan, where he has gained the respect of Islamic clerics, military and militia commanders, government officials and tribal chiefs from his tireless effort to champion education, especially for girls.

He is married to Dr. Tara Bishop, a clinical psychologist, and they live with their two children in Montana.

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