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

Item : Three Cups of Tea: One Man's Mission to Promote Peace... One School at a Time [Paperback]
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Author Author : Mortenson, Greg
ISBN-10 ISBN-10 : 0143038257
ISBN-13 ISBN-13 : 9780143038252
Publisher Publisher : Penguin Group
Pages Pages : 349
Binding Binding : Paperback
Item ID : 101255800

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 Teacombines adventure with a celebration of the humanitarian spirit. 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 PostGreg Mortenson is the director of the Central Asia Institute. A resident of Montana, he spends several months of the year in Pakistan and Afghanistan.


David Oliver Relin is a contributing editor forParademagazine andSkiingmagazine. He has won more than forty national awards for his work as a writer and editor.

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Three Cups of Teais the true story of one of the most extraordinary humanitarian missions of our time. In 1993, a young American mountain climber named Greg Mortenson stumbles into a tiny village high in Pakistan’s beautiful and desperatelló'

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