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Greg Mortenson
photo (c) 2009 Khyber MortensonGreg Mortenson is the co-founder and director of the nonprofit Central Asia Institute www.ikat.org and founder of Pennies For Peace www.penniesforpeace.org. He is the co-author of Three Cups of Tea www.threecupsoftea.com, which has been a New York Times nonfiction... show more

photo (c) 2009 Khyber MortensonGreg Mortenson is the co-founder and director of the nonprofit Central Asia Institute www.ikat.org and founder of Pennies For Peace www.penniesforpeace.org. He is the co-author of Three Cups of Tea www.threecupsoftea.com, which has been a New York Times nonfiction paperback bestseller for overfour years, and published in 49 countries, and also the author of Stones Into Schools, Promoting Peace With Books, Not Bombs in Afghanistan and Pakistan www.stonesintoschools.com.Since a 1993 climb of Pakistan's K2, Mortenson has worked in rural Afghanistan and Pakistan to promote education and literacy, to establish 178 schools, especially for girls, which provide education to over 68,000 students, including 54,000 females.Three Cups of Tea is required reading for senior U.S. military commanders, and U.S. Special Forces deploying to Afghanistan, and the Senate Foreign Relations Committe. The book has been a freshman or common book read in over 160 universities and colleges, and a 'One Book' read in over 400 communities.His second book, Stones Into Schools: Promoting Peace With Books Not Bombs in Pakistan and Afghanistan debuted at # 2 on the New York Times hardcover bestseller list.In 2009, Mortenson received the Sitara-e-Pakistan, which is Pakistan's highest civil award for his humanitarian efforts, While not overseas, Mortenson is a prolific reader, and enjoys being home in Montana with his wife and two children in Montana.More detailed biography on http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Greg_MortensonMortenson is on Twitter gregmortenson.
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Lindsay's Book Log
Lindsay's Book Log rated it 4 years ago
Mergablerg, This book. I really struggled on how to rate this because of all the issues surrounding this book and Greg Mortenson in general. From a purely book stand point the writing came off as hero worship but was otherwise okay. But this book was billed as nonfiction and huge chunks where eith...
Ama's Picture Books
Ama's Picture Books rated it 5 years ago
written by Greg Mortenson, illustrated by Susan Roth I want to start by saying I know there is controversy surrounding Greg Mortenson and his schools/books. I don't know enough about all the issues to comment on them though. I liked the illustrations best in this book (since I was taking the ent...
XOX
XOX rated it 6 years ago
Oh my gosh. I thought this is a non fiction. It turned out to be fiction.For more details. Read Three cups of Deceit.Most of the stuff in this book is false. It is sad. Update. Greg Mortenson, 'Three Cups Of Tea' Author, Is Asked To Resign From Charity By Watchdog Group
Feather's Passion
Feather's Passion rated it 7 years ago
I couldn't put this book down. Just when I was researching Muslim life, I picked up this book and found so much more. Anyone who is looking for a hero model, this is the book for you. Greg Mortenson is incredible. As of 2009 he had estabished 81 schools throughout Pakistan and Afghanistan. This...
Beth's List Love on Booklikes
Beth's List Love on Booklikes rated it 8 years ago
What an inspiring story. It is amazing what one person can do if they really act on what they believe.
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