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cr8ted4him, February 5, 2011 (view all comments by cr8ted4him)
WOW!!! What an amazing you man who has compassion for the neediest school children by building them schools where they can learn. I read this book and highly recommend it not only for its heartfelt words, but for the ways that Greg Mortenson writes of his journies of where to build the next school, in the remotest areas, but the ways he pulls people into helping him.
I really loved this book and was amazed how he dedicates his life to the people in Afganistan and other areas and the reason behond his starting the idea, through the death of his sister. Read t his book and you will be amazed by it.
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The story is just as interesting as Three Cups of Tea, but better because it is written in Greg's words. This is a very inspiring story that lends an inside look at the lives of people in Afghanistan. Truly memorable and worth reading.
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Greg Mortenson and Mike Bryan
Penguin Books
Foreword by:
Hosseini, Khaled
Hosseini, Khaled
Hosseini, Khaled
Steinmeyer, Jim
Mortenson, Greg
Aims & Objectives
Asia - General
Politics - General
Entertainment & Performing Arts
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from 12
One 8-page black-and-white photo insert
9 x 6 in 1 lb
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Product details 384 pages Penguin Books - English 9780143118237 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.
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Now in paperback, the acclaimed biography of the magician's magician, Howard Thurston.
and#147;There is no greater expert on the history of stage magicians than Jim Steinmeyer. His deep knowledge of the subject, combined with a remarkable mastery of magical know-how, makes this book a smart, fantastic read. I can't recommend it enough!and#8221;
and#151;Neil Patrick Harris
and#160;and#147;Steinmeyer produces an engaging full-length biography of the man Orson Welles called and#145;the masterand#8217;and#133;Steinmeyer recovers, from the shadows of his greatest rival, a figure whose grandiose productions were an American institution for almost 30 years.and#8221;
and#151;Publishers Weekly
and#147;Magician and author Jim Steinmeyer rescues a forgotten American icon from Houdiniand#8217;s shadow.and#8221;

and#151;AARP: The Magazine

and#147;Thurston may have been forgotten, but The Last Greatest Magician In The World ably resurrects his legend and his awe-inspiring magic.and#8221;

and#151;The Onion A.V. Club

"An erudite, challenging text full of difficult questions"

and#151;Kirkus Reviews

Here is the seminal biography of the magician's magician, Howard Thurston, a man who surpassed Houdini in the eyes of showmen and fans and set the standard fro how stage magic is performed today.

Everyone knows Houdini-but who was Thurston? In this rich, vivid biography of the "greatest magician in the world," celebrated historian of stage magic Jim Steinmeyer captures the career and controversies of the wonder-worker extraordinaire, Howard Thurston.
The public's fickleness over magicians has left Thurston all but forgotten today. Yet Steinmeyer shows how his story is one of the most remarkable in show business. During his life, from 1869 to 1936, Thurston successfully navigated the most dramatic changes in entertainment-from street performances to sideshows to wagon tours through America's still-Wild West to stage magic amid the glitter of grand theaters. Thurston became one of America's most renowned vaudeville stars, boldly performing an act with just a handful of playing cards, and then had the foresight to leave vaudeville, expanding his show into an extravaganza with more than forty tons of apparatus and costumes. His touring production was an American institution for nearly thirty years, and Thurston earned a brand name equal to Ziegfeld or Ringling Brothers.
Steinmeyer explores the stage and psychological rivalry between Thurston and Houdini during the first decades of the twentieth century-a contest that Thurston won. He won with a bigger show, a more successful reputation, and the title of America's greatest magician. In The Last Greatest Magician in the World, Thurston's magic show is revealed as the one that animates our collective memories.

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