Stones Into Schools
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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Review: Stones Into Schools: Promoting Peace With Books, Not Bombs, in Afghanistan and PakistanUser Review - Daniel Clausen - Goodreads
Romantic. Sentimental. And thoroughly absorbing. The "aw shucks" manner in which Mortensen presents himself, as a dirt bag mountaineer who stumbles into charity work, is one that may stretch your ... Read full review
Review: Stones Into Schools: Promoting Peace With Books, Not Bombs, in Afghanistan and PakistanUser Review - Carol Moore - Goodreads
Stones Into Schools begins in 1999 with 14 men armed with AK-47s galloping their short legged, shaggy horses across the Irshad Pass to Pakistan. Their instructions were to find Greg Mortensen and ... Read full review
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