Three Cups of Tea: One Man's Mission to Fight Terrorism and Build Nations-- One School at a Time
In 1993, following a failed attempt to ascend K2, Greg Mortenson was inspired by a chance encounter with impoverished mountain villagers in Pakistan and promised to build them a school. From that rash, earnest promise grew one of the most incredible humanitarian campaigns of our time--Mortenson's one-man mission to counteract extremism by building schools, especially for girls, throughout the breeding ground of the Taliban.
Award-winning journalist David Oliver Relin has collaborated on this spellbinding account of Mortenson's incredible accomplishments in a region where Americans are often feared and hated. Over the following decade Mortenson built not just one but fifty-five schools. Three Cups of Tea is at once an unforgettable adventure and the inspiring story of how one man really is changing the world--one school at a time.Make this your next book club selection and everyone saves.
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LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - geniemagik - LibraryThing
This is a good book for young people. A lovely story that isn't 100% true it is great to discuss on many levels. It is interesting to include a discussion of a more accurate version of what really ... Read full review
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I am generally more of a visual than auditory learner and I will say that this book actually kept my attention while I was listening to it. It is a very impressive story about working with a culture ... Read full review
INTRODUCTION In Mr MORTENSONS ORBIT
The Wrong Side of the River
Progress and Perfection
580 Letters One Check
Rawalpindis Rooftops at Dusk
Hard Way Home
A Smile Should Be More Than a Memory
mortenson in motion
Red Velvet Box
Cherry Trees in the Sand
A Village Called New York
Tea with the Taliban
Beaten by the Braldu
The People Have Spoken
Haji Alis Lesson
The Enemy Is Ignorance
Stones into Schools