Three Cups of Deceit: How Greg Mortenson, Humanitarian Hero, Lost His Way
Greg Mortenson has built a global reputation as a selfless humanitarian and children’s crusader, and he’s been nominated for the Nobel Peace Prize. He is also not what he appears to be. As acclaimed author Jon Krakauer discovered, Mortenson has not only fabricated substantial parts of his... show more
Greg Mortenson has built a global reputation as a selfless humanitarian and children’s crusader, and he’s been nominated for the Nobel Peace Prize. He is also not what he appears to be. As acclaimed author Jon Krakauer discovered, Mortenson has not only fabricated substantial parts of his bestselling books Three Cups of Tea and Stones into Schools, but has also misused millions of dollars donated by unsuspecting admirers like Krakauer himself.This is the tragic tale of good intentions gone very wrong.100% of Jon Krakauer's proceeds from the sale of Three Cups of Deceit will be donated to the "Stop Girl Trafficking" project at the American Himalayan Foundation.
Publish date: 2011
Publisher: liner, Inc.
Pages no: 77
Edition language: English
, Non Fiction
So, the other reason I picked up Three cups of Tea was so I could read this book and know what the heck was going on. This book reads a bit like a technical article, but it was also interesting to hear a through explanation of the controversy and lies that are related to Mortenson, Three Cups of Tea...
Objective journalism is hard enough, but it's hard to be an objective reader when it comes to Jon Krakauer. I admire his ability to write and tell a story, but when I read him, I have to keep a very open mind. This particular piece is complicated, has many troubling elements - deception, an inabilit...
I have to admit I am one of the many that know Greg Mortenson as the well-known, humanitarian persona that he’s famous for. When ‘Three cups of Tea’ and ‘Stones into Schools’ came out, I read them, enjoyed the former more than the latter but was overall left impressed and inspired. It seemed to me t...
Having enjoyed Krakauer’s work in the past, I picked up this Kindle single on spec. Turns out to be quite a read. Krakauer was an emotional and financial supporter of Greg Mortenson, the author of Three Cups of Tea: One Man's Mission to Promote Peace ... One School at a Time, the mountaineer who cr...
Jon does a thorough job debunking the myth of Greg. What a shame that a worthy cause has been corrupted by lies, and the charity money of millions wasted.
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