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Three Cups of Tea: One Man's Mission to Promote Peace . . . One School at a Time
by Greg Mortenson, David Oliver Relin

Published: 2007-01-30
Paperback : 349 pages
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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, ...

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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.

Editorial Review

From Viking Press
In regards to the 60 Minutes episode that aired April 17, 2011: "Greg Mortenson’s work as a humanitarian in Afghanistan and Pakistan has provided tens of thousands of children with an education. 60 Minutes is a serious news organization and in the wake of their report, Viking plans to carefully review the materials with the author."

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  "Interesting but not great"by sheldon41 (see profile) 05/21/11

While the story is interesting and inspring we felt the book dragged on too long and was almost like a promotional book for his organization. The recent allegations of fabrications added doubts about the... (read more)

 
  "Three Cups of Tea"by cspielman (see profile) 05/04/11

I had a hard time getting through this though I was glad I read the whole thing when I was done. Inspiring yet frustrating.

 
  "Inspiring"by gundysmom (see profile) 04/02/11

 
  "Three Cups of Tea"by Lynn60010 (see profile) 03/30/11

 
  "Full of ups and downs, like life."by Michel1119 (see profile) 03/28/11

The story follows the path that Dr. Greg took, and it's "A Long and Winding Road." You share all his frustrations and tears and inspirations along the way. It's well worth the trip.

 
  "Unbelievable but amazing"by crystalbooks (see profile) 03/25/11

Obviously the events told in this story were meant to happen. There is no reason he should have lived to get off the mountain, find funding, and survive so many set-backs to build these sch... (read more)

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