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Stones Into Schools: Promoting Peace with Books, Not Bombs, in Afghanistan and Pakistan (Large Print) (Thorndike Basic)

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If you're feeling crushed by the grim news reports of our ongoing, never-ending overseas warfare, replenish your spirit with Stones into Schools. This remarkable book from the author of Three Cups of Tea will pull you out of your seat and send you into action to do something good.
Recommended by Hank, Powells.com

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From the author of the #1 bestseller Three Cups of Tea, the continuing story of this determined humanitarian's efforts to promote peace through education

In this dramatic first-person narrative, Greg Mortenson picks up where Three Cups of Tea left off in 2003, recounting his relentless, ongoing efforts to establish schools for girls in Afghanistan; his extensive work in Azad Kashmir and Pakistan after a massive earthquake hit the region in 2005; and the unique ways he has built relationships with Islamic clerics, militia commanders, and tribal leaders even as he was dodging shootouts with feuding Afghan warlords and surviving an eight-day armed abduction by the Taliban. He shares for the first time his broader vision to promote peace through education and literacy, as well as touching on military matters, Islam, and women-all woven together with the many rich personal stories of the people who have been involved in this remarkable two-decade humanitarian effort.

Since the 2006 publication of Three Cups of Tea, Mortenson has traveled across the U.S. and the world to share his vision with hundreds of thousands of people. He has met with heads of state, top military officials, and leading politicians who all seek his advice and insight. The continued phenomenal success of Three Cups of Tea proves that there is an eager and committed audience for Mortenson's work and message.

Product Details

ISBN:
9781410420350
Author:
Mortenson, Greg
Publisher:
Thorndike Press
Foreword by:
Hosseini, Khaled
Foreword:
Hosseini, Khaled
Author:
Bryan, Mike
Subject:
Peace
Subject:
Aims & Objectives
Subject:
Asia - General
Subject:
Politics - General
Copyright:
Large Print:
Y
Series:
Thorndike Basic
Publication Date:
20091231
Binding:
Hardcover
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Y
Pages:
607
Dimensions:
8.53x7.94x1.32 in. 1.67 lbs.

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If you're feeling crushed by the grim news reports of our ongoing, never-ending overseas warfare, replenish your spirit with Stones into Schools. This remarkable book from the author of Three Cups of Tea will pull you out of your seat and send you into action to do something good.

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