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    Description'Here we drink three cups of tea to do business; the first you are a stranger, the second you become a friend, and the third, you join our family, and for our family we are prepared to do anything - even die' - Haji Ali, Korphe Village Chief, Karakoram mountains, Pakistan. In 1993, after a terrifying and disastrous attempt to climb K2, a mountaineer called Greg Mortenson drifted, cold and dehydrated, into an impoverished Pakistan village in the Karakoram Mountains. Moved by the inhabitants' kindness, he promised to return and build a school. "Three Cups of Tea" is the story of that promise and its extraordinary outcome. Over the next decade Mortenson built not just one but fifty-five schools - especially for girls - in remote villages across the forbidding and breathtaking landscape of Pakistan and Afghanistan, just as the Taliban rose to power. His story is at once a riveting adventure and a testament to the power of the humanitarian spirit.


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    Title
    Three Cups of Tea
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Greg Mortenson
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 368
    Width: 140 mm
    Height: 212 mm
    Thickness: 24 mm
    Weight: 340 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9780141034263
    ISBN 10: 0141034262
    Classifications

    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 21600
    BIC E4L: BIO
    BIC geographical qualifier V2: 1FCA
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T4.0A
    BIC subject category V2: BM
    BIC geographical qualifier V2: 1FKP
    Ingram Subject Code: BA
    DC22: B
    BIC subject category V2: JKSN1, JNL
    Libri: ENGM1075
    Ingram Theme: CULT/ASIAN
    BISAC V2.8: BIO026000
    Libri: PAKI5051
    DC22: 371.822095491
    BIC subject category V2: 1FKP, 1FCA
    Thema V1.0: DNC, JKSN1, JNL
    Publisher
    Penguin Books Ltd
    Imprint name
    Penguin Books Ltd
    Publication date
    01 May 2008
    Publication City/Country
    London
    Author Information
    Greg Mortenson is the director of the Central Asia Institute, and he spends several months each year building schools in Pakistan and Afghanistan. He lives in Montana with his wife and two children. David Oliver Relin is a globe-trotting journalist who has won more than forty national awards for his writing and editing. He lives in Portland, Oregon.