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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Review: Stones Into Schools: Promoting Peace With Books, Not Bombs, in Afghanistan and Pakistan

User Review  - Daniel Clausen - Goodreads

Romantic. Sentimental. And thoroughly absorbing. The "aw shucks" manner in which Mortensen presents himself, as a dirt bag mountaineer who stumbles into charity work, is one that may stretch your ... Read full review

Review: Stones Into Schools: Promoting Peace With Books, Not Bombs, in Afghanistan and Pakistan

User Review  - Carol Moore - Goodreads

Stones Into Schools begins in 1999 with 14 men armed with AK-47s galloping their short legged, shaggy horses across the Irshad Pass to Pakistan. Their instructions were to find Greg Mortensen and ... Read full review

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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.

With more than ten million copies sold in the United States of "The Kite Runner" and "A Thousand Splendid Suns", and more than thirty-eight million copies sold worldwide in more than seventy countries, Khaled Hosseini is one of most widely read and beloved novelists in the entire world. "The Kite Runner" spent 103 weeks on the "New York Times" bestseller list, and "A Thousand Splendid Suns" debuted as a #1 "New York Times" bestseller, remaining in the #1 spot for fifteen weeks, and spending nearly an entire year on the bestseller list. Hosseini is a Goodwill Envoy to the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees, the UN Refugee Agency, and the founder of The Khaled Hosseini Foundation, a nonprofit which provides humanitarian assistance to the people of Afghanistan.

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