Stones Into Schools: Promoting Peace With Books, Not Bombs, in Afghanistan and Pakistan
From the author of the #1 bestseller Three Cups of Tea, the continuing story of this determined humanitarian’s efforts to promote peace through educationIn this dramatic first-person narrative, Greg Mortenson picks up where Three Cups of Tea left off in 2003, recounting his relentless, ongoing... show more
From the author of the #1 bestseller Three Cups of Tea, the continuing story of this determined humanitarian’s efforts to promote peace through educationIn this dramatic first-person narrative, Greg Mortenson picks up where Three Cups of Tea left off in 2003, recounting his relentless, ongoing efforts to establish schools for girls in Afghanistan; his extensive work in Azad Kashmir and Pakistan after a massive earthquake hit the region in 2005; and the unique ways he has built relationships with Islamic clerics, militia commanders, and tribal leaders. He shares for the first time his broader vision to promote peace through education and literacy, as well as touching on military matters, Islam, and women—all woven together with the many rich personal stories of the people who have been involved in this remarkable two-decade humanitarian effort. Since the 2006 publication of Three Cups of Tea, Mortenson has traveled across the U.S. and the world to share his vision with hundreds of thousands of people. He has met with heads of state, top military officials, and leading politicians who all seek his advice and insight. The continued phenomenal success of Three Cups of Tea proves that there is an eager and committed audience for Mortenson’s work and message.
Publish date: December 1st 2009
Publisher: Viking Adult
Pages no: 420
Edition language: English
Not as good as 3 cups of tea, I felt this book came off much more blowhardishness with "look at me, look at me!" moments versus some of the humility I felt that GM showed in his first book.
Cultural sensitivity and the empowerment of those he seeks to help are key factors in the success of the Central Asia Institute's mission to educate girls in remote areas of Afghanistan & Pakistan. The individual stories of CAI staff and students form a compelling narrative and provide insight into...
Very satisfying to read how much progress CAI has made since we left off at the end of "Three Cups of Tea". I loved the motley cast of hard-working characters. It's really nice to hear the military over there is aware of Greg's work and listens to his voice, his ideas, and his wisdom. The writing...