Stones Into Schools

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Penguin Books Limited, Mar 4, 2010 - Biography & Autobiography - 420 pages
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In this dramatic first-person narrative, Greg Mortenson picks up where Three Cups of Tea left off in 2003, recounting his relentless, ongoing efforts to establish schools for girls in Afghanistan; his extensive work in Azad Kashmir and Pakistan after a massive earthquake hit the region in 2005; and the unique ways he has built relationships with Islamic clerics, militia commanders, and tribal leaders even as he was dodging shootouts with feuding Afghan warlords and surviving an eight-day armed abduction by the Taliban. He shares for the first time his broader vision to promote peace through education and literacy, as well as touching on military matters, Islam, and women - all woven together with the many rich personal stories of the people who have been involved in this remarkable two-decade humanitarian effort.

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Stones Into Schools: Mortenson Summits Again

User Review  - Anonymous - Borders

In his latest book, Greg Mortenson hosts the reader as a valuable and welcomed traveling companion as he retraces his steps through the most remote areas of Pakistan's Northwest Frontier areas and the ... Read full review

An inspiring story.

User Review  - Shepherdreviews - Borders

This story is amazing and one that everyone should read. Greg Mortenson is a great man but this story opens us up to many more amazing men and women who work nonstop to help promote women's literacy ... Read full review

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About the author (2010)

Greg Mortenson is the director of the Central Asia Institute. A former mountaineer and military veteran, he spends several months each year building schools in Pakistan and Afghanistan. He lives in Montana with his wife and two children

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