Three Cups of Tea: One Man's Mission to Fight Terrorism and Build Nations-- One School at a Time
In 1993, following a failed attempt to ascend K2, Greg Mortenson was inspired by a chance encounter with impoverished mountain villagers in Pakistan and promised to build them a school. From that rash, earnest promise grew one of the most incredible humanitarian campaigns of our time--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. Over the following decade Mortenson built not just one but fifty-five schools. Three Cups of Tea is at once an unforgettable adventure and the inspiring story of how one man really is changing the world--one school at a time.Make this your next book club selection and everyone saves.
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LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - wagner.sarah35 - LibraryThing
Reading this book felt like a journey through time, back to the 1990s and 2000s. In many ways, this book is a unique view of the forces behind extremism from the perspective of the remote people of ... Read full review
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This book was amazing, intelligent, inspiring. I can't wait to recommend it to everyone I know. Read full review
INTRODUCTION IN MR MORTENSONS ORBIT
THE WRONG SIDE OF THE RIVER
PROGRESS AND PERFECTION
580 LETTERS ONE CHECK
RAWALPINDIS ROOFTOPS AT DUSK
HARD WAY HOME
A SMILE SHOULD BE MORE THAN A MEMORY
MORTENSON IN MOTION
RED VELVET Box
CHERRY TREES IN THE SAND
A VILLAGE CALLED NEW YORK
TEA WITH THE TALIBAN
BEATEN BY THE BRALDU
THE PEOPLE HAVE SPOKEN
Haji Alis LESSON
THE ENEMY IS IGNORANCE
STONES INTO SCHOOLS