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rrochat, January 4, 2010 (view all comments by rrochat)
This book is very moving. Greg Mortenson and David Oliver Relin helped me to see where one person may not be able to change the world but one person can certainly change many other peoples lives in a positive way and build a better world for everyone. Truely captivating!
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Barbara McLaughlin, January 4, 2010 (view all comments by Barbara McLaughlin)
This is definitely one of my favorite books of the last decade! It was inspirational and touching.
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Stephanie Stirling, January 4, 2010 (view all comments by Stephanie Stirling)
Uplifting reading. Proof that one person can make a difference.
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PDX NATIVE, January 3, 2010 (view all comments by PDX NATIVE)
Excellent book, that gives you a sense of hope, that there are other ways other than violence to make positive changes in the world.
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Pie1, January 1, 2010 (view all comments by Pie1)
This is an outstanding book! It was very inspiring and motivating to me as a teacher to help to work for all students in the world who are in need of an education. My father, who was a Education Professor for over 30 years and did a lot work on the Navajo reservation said, “This is the best book I have ever read”. He was also an avid reader. Both of us have given many copies of this book to others in hopes of motivating others to continue to work for those students who are often overlooked are thought of as being just an impossible task. Greg makes you feel that anything is possible and worth all your effort, time and money.

Thank you for all you have done for education Mr. Mortenson. You are a true hero!
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Greg Mortenson and David Oliver Relin
Viking Books
Greitens, Eric
Relin, David Oliv
Mortenson, Greg
Relin, David Oliver
Relin, David
Students & Student Life
Middle East - General
Personal Memoirs
Middle East
Girls' schools - Pakistan
Girls' schools - Afghanistan
Navy SEAL;memoir;humanitarian;combat;philanthropy;military;war;Iraq;Afghanistan;
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from 9
16-page black-and-white insert
9 x 6 in 1.18 lb
Age Level:
from 18

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"Publishers Weekly Review" by , "Some failures lead to phenomenal successes, and this American nurse's unsuccessful attempt to climb K2, the world's second tallest mountain, is one of them. Dangerously ill when he finished his climb in 1993, Mortenson was sheltered for seven weeks by the small Pakistani village of Korphe; in return, he promised to build the impoverished town's first school, a project that grew into the Central Asia Institute, which has since constructed more than 50 schools across rural Pakistan and Afghanistan. Coauthor Relin recounts Mortenson's efforts in fascinating detail, presenting compelling portraits of the village elders, con artists, philanthropists, mujahideen, Taliban officials, ambitious school girls and upright Muslims Mortenson met along the way. As the book moves into the post-9/11 world, Mortenson and Relin argue that the United States must fight Islamic extremism in the region through collaborative efforts to alleviate poverty and improve access to education, especially for girls. Captivating and suspenseful, with engrossing accounts of both hostilities and unlikely friendships, this book will win many readers' hearts." Publishers Weekly (Starred Review) (Copyright Reed Business Information, Inc.)
"Review" by , "'[B]y delivering what his country will not, Mortenson is 'fighting the war on terror the way I think it should be conducted,' [coauthor] Relin writes. This inspiring, adventure-filled book makes that case admirably."
"Review" by , "Three Cups of Tea is one of the most remarkable adventure stories of our time. Greg Mortenson's dangerous and difficult quest to build schools in the wildest parts of Pakistan and Afghanistan is not only a thrilling read, it's proof that one ordinary person, with the right combination of character and determination, really can change the world."
"Review" by , "Greg Mortenson represents the best of America. He's my hero. And after you read Three Cups of Tea, he'll be your hero, too."
"Review" by , "Three Cups of Tea is beautifully written. It is also a critically important book at this time in history. The governments of Pakistan and Afghanistan are both failing their students on a massive scale. The work Mortenson is doing, providing the poorest students with a balanced education, is making them much more difficult for the extremist madrassas to recruit." Ahmed Rashid, best-selling author of Taliban: Militant Islam, Oil, and Fundamentalism in Central Asia
"Synopsis" by , In an inspiring memoir from one of the world's most elite warriors, Eric Greitens recounts in remarkable detail his time as a Navy SEALand#8212;from the most harrowing encounters and brutal attacks, to the lessons learned from his humanitarian efforts.
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The astonishing, uplifting story of a real-life Indiana Jones and his humanitarian campaign to use education to combat terrorism in the Taliban’s backyard

Anyone who despairs of the individual’s power to change lives has to read the story of Greg Mortenson, a homeless mountaineer who, following a 1993 climb of Pakistan’s treacherous K2, was inspired by a chance encounter with impoverished mountain villagers and promised to build them a school. Over the next decade he built fifty-five schools—especially for girls—that offer a balanced education in one of the most isolated and dangerous regions on earth. As it chronicles Mortenson’s quest, which has brought him into conflict with both enraged Islamists and uncomprehending Americans, Three Cups of Tea combines adventure with a celebration of the humanitarian spirit.

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In 1993, following a failed attempt to ascend K2, Greg Mortenson was inspired by a chance encounter with impoverished mountain villagers in Pakistan and promised to build them a school. From that rash, earnest promise grew one of the most incredible humanitarian campaigns of our time—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. Over the following decade Mortenson built not just one but fifty-five schools. Three Cups of Tea is at once an unforgettable adventure and the inspiring story of how one man really is changing the world—one school at a time.

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