Stones into Schools: Promoting Peace with Education in Afghanistan and Pakistan

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Penguin, Dec 1, 2009 - Political Science - 448 pages
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From the author of the #1 bestseller Three Cups of Tea, the continuing story of this determined humanitarian’s efforts to promote peace through education

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. 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.

Since the 2006 publication of Three Cups of Tea, Mortenson has traveled across the U.S. and the world to share his vision with hundreds of thousands of people. He has met with heads of state, top military officials, and leading politicians who all seek his advice and insight. The continued phenomenal success of Three Cups of Tea proves that there is an eager and committed audience for Mortenson’s work and message.

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User Review  - LiteraryChanteuse - LibraryThing

This story to me is both incredible and inspiring! The truth that one man can make a difference is evident here. I think what captures me the most are the people who have endured war, natural ... Read full review

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User Review  - Chris_El - LibraryThing

The follow up story to Three Cups of Tea. Which I have not read. This records the ongoing efforts to build schools in Afghanistan and Pakistan despite the violence in the region. the hunger for ... Read full review

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Title Page
The Man with the Broken Hand
The Sound of Peace
The Seal of the Kirghiz Khan
A Dark and Distant Roar
No Idea What to
Sarfrazs Promise
The Chance That Must Be Taken
An Email from the American Colonel
Barnstorming Through Badakshan
A Meeting of Two Warriors
The Point of Return

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About the author (2009)

Greg Mortenson is a cofounder of the Central Asia Institute. A resident of Montana, he spends several months of the year in Pakistan and Afghanistan.

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