Three Cups of Tea

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Penguin Books Limited, Jan 7, 2010 - Biography & Autobiography - 240 pages
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One day Greg Mortenson set out to climb K2 - the world's second highest mountain - in honour of his younger sister, but when another member of his group fell ill, they turned around and Greg became lost in the mountains of Pakistan. He wandered into a poor village, where the chief and his people took him in. Moved by their kindness, Greg promised to return and build a school for the children. This is the remarkable story of how, against all the odds, Greg built not only one but more than sixty schools in Pakistan and Afghanistan, and how he dedicated his life to establishing literacy and peace, and understanding.

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User Review  - wealhtheowwylfing - LibraryThing

A former mountain-climber and nurse made his life's mission to raise support for education in the mountains of Afghanistan and Pakistan. Not well written, but a fascinating tale. Read full review

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Jeannette Walls tells the story of her grandmother, Lily, in this book. Lily helped her father break horses, she rode five hundred miles on her pony at age fifteen to get to her teaching job, and she ... Read full review

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About the author (2010)

Greg Mortenson is the co-founder of the non-profit organizations the Central Asia Institute and Pennies for Peace. He has established many schools in rural and often dangerous regions of Pakistan and Afghanistan, which provide education to over 25,000 children. He survived an armed kidnapping, death threats and hate mail for helping Muslim children receive an education. While not overseas, Greg lives in Montana, USA, with his wife and two children.

David Oliver Relin is the co-author of Three Cups of Tea and he has worked as both an editor and a reporter. He lives in Oregon, USA.

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