Three Cups of Tea

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Penguin Books Limited, Jan 7, 2010 - Biography & Autobiography - 240 pages
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One day Greg Mortenson set out to climb K2 - the world's second highest mountain - in honour of his younger sister, but when another member of his group fell ill, they turned around and Greg became lost in the mountains of Pakistan. He wandered into a poor village, where the chief and his people took him in. Moved by their kindness, Greg promised to return and build a school for the children. This is the remarkable story of how, against all the odds, Greg built not only one but more than sixty schools in Pakistan and Afghanistan, and how he dedicated his life to establishing literacy and peace, and understanding.

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This book was educational and inspiring. - Goodreads
The writing in this book is terrible. - Goodreads
This book was easy to read and very stimulating. - Goodreads
The prose is clunky and often inelegant. - Goodreads
The premise of this story is a wonderful, amazing one. - Goodreads
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Review: Three Cups of Tea: One Man's Mission to Promote Peace ... One School at a Time

User Review  - Judie - Goodreads

It might be that Greg Mortenson is a self centered prick... But at least he's a self centered prick who built some buildings for good reasons. Maybe some of the 1.2 million dollar settlement can go to making sure there are teachers in those schools, and hopefully for a long time to come. Read full review

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

User Review  - Wade Brooks - Goodreads

Inspirational and frustrating. Greg has been out building school for girls in Pakistan and Afghanistan since 1993 and this is his story. Read full review

About the author (2010)

Greg Mortenson is the co-founder of the non-profit organizations the Central Asia Institute and Pennies for Peace. He has established many schools in rural and often dangerous regions of Pakistan and Afghanistan, which provide education to over 25,000 children. He survived an armed kidnapping, death threats and hate mail for helping Muslim children receive an education. While not overseas, Greg lives in Montana, USA, with his wife and two children. David Oliver Relin is the co-author of Three Cups of Tea and he has worked as both an editor and a reporter. He lives in Oregon, USA.

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