Three Cups of Tea: One Man's Mission to Promote Peace ... One School at a Time
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... show more
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.
Publish date: January 30th 2007
Pages no: 349
Edition language: English
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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...
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
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...
What an inspiring story. It is amazing what one person can do if they really act on what they believe.
Lisa Vegan's 1* review did it for me