Three Cups of Tea: One Man's Mission to Promote Peace... One School at a Time
In 1993 Greg Mortenson was the exhausted survivor of a failed attempt to ascend K2, an American climbing bum wandering emaciated and lost through Pakistan's Karakoram Himalaya. After he was taken in and nursed back to health by the people of an impoverished Pakistani village, Mortenson promised... show more
In 1993 Greg Mortenson was the exhausted survivor of a failed attempt to ascend K2, an American climbing bum wandering emaciated and lost through Pakistan's Karakoram Himalaya. After he was taken in and nursed back to health by the people of an impoverished Pakistani village, Mortenson promised to return one day and build them a school. From that rash, earnest promise grew one of the most incredible humanitarian campaigns of our time-Greg Mortenson's one-man mission to counteract extremism by building schools, especially for girls, throughout the breeding ground of the Taliban.Award-winning journalist David Oliver Relin has collaborated on this spellbinding account of Mortenson's incredible accomplishments in a region where Americans are often feared and hated. In pursuit of his goal, Mortenson has survived kidnapping, fatwas issued by enraged mullahs, repeated death threats, and wrenching separations from his wife and children. But his success speaks for itself. At last count, his Central Asia Institute had built fifty-five schools. Three Cups of Tea is at once an unforgettable adventure and the inspiring true story of how one man really is changing the world-one school at a time.
Publish date: February 1st 2007
Publisher: Perfection Learning
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