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Three Cups of Tea: One Man's Mission to Promote Peace -- One School at a Time (Paperback)

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    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

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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.

Greg Mortenson is the director of the Central Asia Institute. A resident of Montana, he spends several months of the year in Pakistan and Afghanistan.


David Oliver Relin is a contributing editor for Parade magazine and Skiing magazine. He has won more than forty national awards for his work as a writer and editor.

Author:
Mortenson, Greg
Genre:
SOCIAL SCIENCE / Philanthropy & Charity
Audience:
General/trade
Edition Detail:
Reprint
Format:
Paperback
Pages:
349
Language:
English
Publisher:
Penguin Group USA
Publish Date:
01/30/2007
Copyright Year:
2006
ISBN:
9780143038252
Height:
8.5 in
Wdth:
5.75 in
Thickness:
0.75 in
Unit weight:
0.8 lb
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  • what one person can do!

    This is an excellent example of what someone who has the passion and drive is capable of. The book slows down somewhat because of the politics of Afganistan but it is important to understand the culture. I truely enjoyed it.

    • Would you recommend this to a friend? Yes
  • Three Cups of Tea

    This book is excellent. I have already recommended it to others. It was very informative, entertaining, and uplifting. It's about an amazing man doing amazing things because he cares.

    • Would you recommend this to a friend? Yes
  • An amazing read . . .

    This book makes you think of so many things on so many different levels. You have a man who is passionate about his work, no matter where it takes him. And he's still alive--a real live amazing hero or humanitarian . . . check out his website directly by Googling Three Cups of Tea. Then you have the other side of Muslim, the one that American media doesn't show us--the one where they are good people who just want to live a decent life and live in peace. It's very eye opening, especially after the last 8 years of having our service men and women over in this region of the world--understanding the desolation and the terrain makes it that much clearer as to why this battle may never cease. And lastly, the biggest point of them all, which I believe applies not only to the rural and remote locations that he's doing his main work in, but applies to us here in America as well: The simple truth that education is the first step to ending terrorism. Who would have known the first step could be that simple?

    • Would you recommend this to a friend? Yes
  • Everyone should read this book!

    I cannot tell you how much I admire Greg Mortenson for what he has chosen to do as his life's work. This book is so beautifully written by himself and David Relin that I felt that I was there too. I loved the pictures included in the book of the wonderful and interesting people who he met during his journeys to Pakistan and Afghanistan. It was so nice to see the faces of the people who became so special to him. I know how much they must have loved, trusted and admired him for what he was trying to do to improve their lives. I found the political aspect of the book very educational and enlightening as well. I was sorry for the book to end. I will remember it for a long time. My only regret is that I do not have a million dollars to contribute to the CAI------for, alas, I am poor.

    • Would you recommend this to a friend? Yes
  • three cups of tea

    This is one of the best books I have ever read. I truly believe that this book should be required reading in all of our high schools. Entertaining and informative, I am sending this book to all my friends and family

    • Would you recommend this to a friend? Yes

    Anonymous from Portland, OR, Jan 8, 2008

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  • This is a must read

    Greg Mortenson's book is a must read for anyone who wants greater understanding of third world cultures.

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    jpoc from Pocatello, ID, Jul 22, 2012

  • great book

    An excellent, heartwarming story, highly recommended.

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    whitetundra from potsdam, new york, Dec 29, 2011

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    Came on time and the shipping cost is great compared to other vendors

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    kolly from CA, Nov 16, 2011

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    My friend suggested I get this book, and I loved it.

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    cia70 from Brooklyn, NY, Oct 7, 2011

  • Great read

    Great shipping time from Overstock.com and the book is very interesting.

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