Three Cups of Tea: One Man's Mission to Promote Peace... One School at a Time

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Viking, 2007 - Girls' schools - 349 pages
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The astonishing, uplifting story of a real-life Indiana Jones and his humanitarian campaign to use education to combat terrorism in the Taliban's backyard

Anyone who despairs of the individual's power to change lives has to read the story of Greg Mortenson, a homeless mountaineer who, following a 1993 climb of Pakistan's treacherous K2, was inspired by a chance encounter with impoverished mountain villagers and promised to build them a school. Over the next decade he built fifty-five schools - especially for girls - that offer a balanced education in one of the most isolated and dangerous regions on earth. As it chronicles Mortenson's quest, which has brought him into conflict with both enraged Islamists and uncomprehending Americans, Three Cups of Teacombines adventure with a celebration of the humanitarian spirit.

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Synopsis Three Cups of Tea is the story of mountain climber/humanitarian Greg Mortenson as told by David Oliver Relin. After failing to make it to the top of mountain K2, Mortenson stumbles across a ... Read full review

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Reading this book gave me a chance to learn about the situation in Pakistan and Afghanistan from the ground level and one person's continued effort and successful effort to help. That the book is also ... Read full review

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About the author (2007)

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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