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 Tea combines adventure with a celebration of the humanitarian spirit.

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User Review  - engpunk77 - LibraryThing

I did enjoy this one and would recommend it to ANY adult over the adult version which was wordy & tedious. This gave me all of the information I needed. I hadn't realized that his scope went beyond ... Read full review

Review: Three Cups of Tea: Young Reader's Edition

User Review  - Ashley - Goodreads

This book was a page-turner. I enjoyed reading a feel good story that seemed to flow well, and it was a true story! Now, I did Google Greg Mortenson about half-way through my book, and I read the ... Read full review

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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