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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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punches1, January 1, 2011 (view all comments by punches1)
Greg Mortenson's work is inspiring. 'All' he had to do to build 172 school serving mostly 68,000 students in earthquake, flood-ravaged, war- and poverty-stricken Afghanistan and Pakistan was: 1) learn several languages, 2) accept local custom and culture, 3) use his knack for creating an on-the-ground team, and 5) attend to all those "minor" logistical details like getting building materials to places yet to have a road. His perspective working with communities throughout Afghanistan and Pakistan shows a point of view not often found in the political play-by-plays we read about so often and demonstrates the humanity common to all.

Thank you, Greg, and all others out there who saw a need in the developing world and put their thoughts into action.
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punches1, January 1, 2011 (view all comments by punches1)
Greg Mortenson's work is inspiring. 'All' he had to do to build 172 school serving mostly 68,000 students in earthquake, flood-ravaged, war- and poverty-stricken Afghanistan and Pakistan was: 1) learn several languages, 2) accept local custom and culture, 3) use his knack for creating an on-the-ground team, and 5) attend to all those "minor" logistical details like getting building materials to places yet to have a road. His perspective working with communities throughout Afghanistan and Pakistan shows a point of view not often found in the political play-by-plays we read about so often and demonstrates the humanity common to all.

Thank you, Greg, and all others out there who saw a need in the developing world and put their thoughts into action.
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ISBN:
9780670021154
Author:
Greg Mortenson and Mike Bryan
Publisher:
Viking Books
Author:
Hosseini, Khaled
Author:
Leoni, Atossa
Author:
Bryan, Mike
Author:
Mortenson, Greg
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
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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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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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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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