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

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Penguin, Mar 2, 2006 - History - 368 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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This book was educational and inspiring. - Goodreads
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Review: Three Cups of Tea: One Man's Mission to Promote Peace ... One School at a Time

User Review  - Bill Glover - Goodreads

After reading this I checked out the story online by Krakauer, The Cups of Deceit. So I guess Mortenson embellished things a bit. And there were some financial irregularities. There is a bit of an odd ... Read full review

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

User Review  - Lori March - Goodreads

The story does not flow naturally. I lost interest many times and switched to other books. The character of Greg is pretty remarkable and the goals admirable, however they are lies. This book is sold ... Read full review

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Contents

CONTENTS
INTRODUCTION
CHAPTER 1
CHAPTER 2
CHAPTER 3
CHAPTER 4
CHAPTER 5
CHAPTER 6
CHAPTER 13
CHAPTER 14
CHAPTER 15
CHAPTER 16
CHAPTER 17
CHAPTER 18
CHAPTER 19
CHAPTER 20

CHAPTER 7
CHAPTER 8
CHAPTER 9
CHAPTER 10
CHAPTER 11
CHAPTER 12
CHAPTER 21
CHAPTER 22
CHAPTER 23
ACKNOWLEDGMENTS
Copyright

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About the author (2006)

A former mountaineer and military veteran, Greg Mortenson is the director of the nonprofit Central Asia Institute and spends several months a year establishing schools in Pakistan and Afghanistan.
Co-author David Oliver Relin is an award-winning writer and contributor to "Parade" and "Skiing Magazine.

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