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Three Cups of Tea: One Man's Mission to Fight Terrorism and Build Nations One School at a Time

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In 1993 Greg Mortenson was the exhausted survivor of a failed attempt to ascend K2, an American climbing bum wandering emaciated and lost through Pakistan's Karakoram Himalaya. After he was taken in and nursed back to health by the people of an impoverished Pakistani village, Mortenson promised to return one day and build them a school. From that rash, earnest promise grew one of the most incredible humanitarian campaigns of our time—Greg 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. In pursuit of his goal, Mortenson has survived kidnapping, fatwas issued by enraged mullahs, repeated death threats, and wrenching separations from his wife and children. But his success speaks for itself. At last count, his Central Asia Institute had built fifty-five schools. Three Cups of Tea is at once an unforgettable adventure and the inspiring true story of how one man really is changing the world—one school at a time.

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The inspiring account of one man's campaign to build schools in the most dangerous, remote, and anti-American reaches of Asia.

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The inspiring account of one man's campaign to build schools in the most dangerous, remote, and anti-American reaches of Asia.

About the Author

A former mountaineer and military veteran, Greg Mortenson is the director of the nonprofit Central Asia Institute and spends several months a year establishing schools in Pakistan and Afghanistan.

Co-author David Oliver Relin is an award-winning writer and contributor to "Parade" and "Skiing Magazine."

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couponqueen, March 2, 2008 (view all comments by couponqueen)
"Three Cups of Tea" written by Greg Mortenson has a central theme which is derived from a proverb and repeatedly it speaks out during this inspirational tale. "The first time you share tea with a Balti, you are a stranger," a villager tells Greg Mortenson. "The second time, you are an honored guest. The third time you become family."

I found Mortenson's story about his singular efforts to address poverty, educate girls, and overcome cultural divides meaningful and a true learning experience. Three Cups also showed a culture's way to eventually make strangers into "family" in this part of the world.
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Product Details

ISBN:
9781400102518
Author:
Mortenson, Greg
Publisher:
Tantor Media Inc
Read by:
Lawlor, Patrick Girard
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Lawlor, Patrick
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Lawlor, Patrick Girard
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or, Patrick
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Lawlor, Patrick
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Lawl
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Relin, David Oliver
Location:
Old Saybrook
Subject:
Educators
Subject:
Humanitarians
Subject:
Third World Development
Subject:
Personal Memoirs
Subject:
International Relations - General
Subject:
Schools
Subject:
Pakistan
Subject:
Audiobooks
Subject:
Girls' schools - Pakistan
Subject:
General Biography
Subject:
Biography-Humanitarians
Subject:
Biography - General
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Unabridged,Unabridged CD
Publication Date:
20060631
Binding:
COMPACT DISC
Language:
English
Dimensions:
5.3 x 6.4 x 1.1 in 0.6 lb
Media Run Time:
810

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