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Three Cups of Tea

One Man's Mission to Promote Peace . . . One School at a Time

by Greg Mortenson

David Oliver Relin (Author)


Paperback
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Published in 01/02/2007 by Penguin Books


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ISBN-100143038257
EAN/ISBN-139780143038252
Publication date01/02/2007
FormatPaperback
LanguageEnglish
Pages349
Width13.9 cm
Length21.3 cm
Height (when sitting flat)2.1 cm
Weight349 grams

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 individualas power to change lives has to read the story of Greg Mortenson, a homeless mountaineer who, following a 1993 climb of Pakistanas 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 schoolsaespecially for girlsathat offer a balanced education in one of the most isolated and dangerous regions on earth. As it chronicles Mortensonas 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.