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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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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.

Review:

"[T]o blandly call this book inspiring would be dismissive of all the hard work that has gone into the mission in Afghanistan as well as the efforts to fund it. Mortenson writes of nothing less than saving the future, and his adventure is light years beyond most attempts." Booklist (starred review)

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"A heartening follow-up....Three Cups of Tea is now required reading for counterinsurgency officers, and Mortenson effectively demonstrates the 'cascade of positive changes triggered by teaching a single girl how to read and write.' Inspiring evidence of the tsunami effects of a committed humanitarian." Kirkus Reviews

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The author of the #1 bestseller Three Cups of Tea offers the continuing story of this determined humanitarian's efforts to promote peace through education. Filled with rich, personal stories and insights into the Middle East, this book is an inspiration — and a call to action.

Synopsis:

Unabridged CDs • 14 CDs, 16 hours

From the author of the #1 national bestseller Three Cups of Tea, the continuing story of this determined humanitarian and the schools he has established.

About the Author

Greg Mortenson is the recipient of Pakistan's highest civil award (the Star of Pakistan) for his sixteen years work to promote education and peace. The cofounder of the Central Asia Institute and Pennies For Peace, he lives in Montana with his family.

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Heather Kennedy, January 3, 2011 (view all comments by Heather Kennedy)
It's amazing what a few committed individuals can do to create schools and opportunities for children. It involves hard work that involves the elders in the communities, so that they support the projects. If we, as Americans, spent more time and money doing this, then the need for military "sollutions" would be diminished.
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Susan Carroll, January 2, 2011 (view all comments by Susan Carroll)
An exciting story, with enough thrills for a Hollywood blockbuster, yet is the true story of a man dedicated to the education of children in the high mountain villages of Pakistan and Afghanistan.
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Susan Carroll, January 2, 2011 (view all comments by Susan Carroll)
An exciting story, with enough thrills for a Hollywood blockbuster, yet is the true story of a man dedicated to the education of children in the high mountain villages of Pakistan and Afghanistan.
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Product Details

ISBN:
9780670021154
Author:
Greg Mortenson and Mike Bryan
Publisher:
Viking Books
Author:
Bryan, Mike
Author:
Mortenson, Greg
Author:
Hosseini, Khaled
Author:
Leoni, Atossa
Subject:
Educational Policy & Reform
Subject:
Political Freedom & Security - Human Rights
Subject:
Peace
Subject:
Aims & Objectives
Subject:
Asia - General
Subject:
Girls' schools - Pakistan
Subject:
Girls' schools - Afghanistan
Subject:
Politics - General
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Trade paper
Publication Date:
20091231
Binding:
Paperback
Grade Level:
from 12
Language:
English
Illustrations:
16-page color photo insert; b/w photos a
Pages:
448
Dimensions:
9.10x5.90x1.70 in. 1.55 lbs.
Age Level:
17-17

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Product details 448 pages Viking Books - English 9780670021154 Reviews:
"Staff Pick" by ,

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.

"Review" by , "[T]o blandly call this book inspiring would be dismissive of all the hard work that has gone into the mission in Afghanistan as well as the efforts to fund it. Mortenson writes of nothing less than saving the future, and his adventure is light years beyond most attempts."
"Review" by , "A heartening follow-up....Three Cups of Tea is now required reading for counterinsurgency officers, and Mortenson effectively demonstrates the 'cascade of positive changes triggered by teaching a single girl how to read and write.' Inspiring evidence of the tsunami effects of a committed humanitarian."
"Synopsis" by , The author of the #1 bestseller Three Cups of Tea offers the continuing story of this determined humanitarian's efforts to promote peace through education. Filled with rich, personal stories and insights into the Middle East, this book is an inspiration — and a call to action.
"Synopsis" by ,
Unabridged CDs • 14 CDs, 16 hours

From the author of the #1 national bestseller Three Cups of Tea, the continuing story of this determined humanitarian and the schools he has established.

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