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

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

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By (author) Greg Mortenson, By (author) David Oliver Relin

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  • Publisher: Penguin USA
  • Format: Paperback | 349 pages
  • Dimensions: 138mm x 212mm x 24mm | 340g
  • Publication date: 1 February 2007
  • Publication City/Country: New York, NY
  • ISBN 10: 0143038257
  • ISBN 13: 9780143038252
  • Edition statement: Reprint
  • Sales rank: 8,382

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The astonishing, uplifting story of a real-life Indiana Jones and his humanitarian campaign to use education to combat terrorism in the Taliban's backyard. Anyone who despairs of the individual's power to change lives has to read the story of Greg Mortenson, a homeless mountaineer who, following a 1993 climb of Pakistan's treacherous K2, was inspired by a chance encounter with impoverished mountain villagers and promised to build them a school. Over the next decade he built fifty-five schools - especially for girls - that offer a balanced education in one of the most isolated and dangerous regions on earth. As it chronicles Mortenson's quest, which has brought him into conflict with both enraged Islamists and uncomprehending Americans, Three Cups of Tea combines adventure with a celebration of the humanitarian spirit.

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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.

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By Natasha.Pinto 22 Jun 2011 5

An absolutely riveting read. Inspiring, Eye Opening, Thought Provoking.A book that every educator Must read. Empowering girls through Education is the long term answer to a more peaceful and successful society.

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"Greg Mortenson s dangerous and difficult quest . . . is not only a thrilling read, it s proof that one ordinary person, with the right combination of character and determination, really can change the world."-Tom Brokaw "An inspiring chronicle . . . this is one protagonist who clearly deserves to be called a hero."-"People" "Mortenson s mission is admirable, his conviction unassailable, his territory exotic."-"The Washington Post""