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Three Cups of Tea: One Man's Mission to Fight Terrorism and Build Nations One School at a Time (Unabridged Audio CD)
Three Cups of Tea One Man's Mission to Fight Terrorism and Build Nations One School at a Time - Unabridged Audio CD Author:Greg Mortenson, David Oliver Relin, Patrick Girard Lawlor (Narrator) Three Cups of Tea traces Mortenson's decade-long odyssey to build school (especially for girls), throughout the region that gave birth to the Taliban and sanctuary to Al Qaeda. While he wages war with the root causes of terrorism -- poverty and ignorance -- Mortenson must survive kidnapping, fatwas issued by enraged mullahs, death threats from A... more »mericans who consider him a traitor, and wrenching separations from his family.
I was pleasantly surprised at how moving and attention-getting this book was, especially in light of recent political events. I must say that in terms of politics, it left me a bit unsatisfied. Perhaps "apolitical" is the best way to describe it. It's neither left nor right, conservative nor liberal. I found parts I agreed with and cheered the author on, and parts that made me shake my head and wonder at his sanity. Regardless, it's a touching story, if a little slow-moving at times.
Anne A. (upbookgirl) reviewed Three Cups of Tea: One Man's Mission to Fight Terrorism and Build Nations One School at a Time (Unabridged Audio CD) on
Helpful Score: 17
This is a wonderful book! It gives a different point of view on the current issues in the Middle East than what we usually see in the media as well as tackling issues of education, globalization, religion, and culture. I read it for a school project; it was engaging, interesting, and a great read, even if read for fun!
ringojumpy - , reviewed Three Cups of Tea: One Man's Mission to Fight Terrorism and Build Nations One School at a Time (Unabridged Audio CD) on
Helpful Score: 15
Excellent story of a mountain climber and how his near death experience leads him to build schools for poor, isolated Muslim children. In light of the world in which we now find ourselves living and the misunderstandings between the Western world and the Muslim world, quite an inspiring story. As a former Peace Corps volunteer in Morocco, the vivid descriptions of "moutain life" brought back to me my own wxperiences in Morocco in the mid-1980s. Buy the book, give the book, support the author's programs.
"Three Cups of Tea" is an incredibly inspiring book that proves even one simple person can make a difference. The book transports you right along with Mortenson to the small villages he visits in Pakistan and Afghanistan and introduces you to the many tribes, their leaders and children. Reading this book is a lesson in human compassion and understanding which is exactly what we need now. I would recommend this book to everyone.
Elaine P. reviewed Three Cups of Tea: One Man's Mission to Fight Terrorism and Build Nations One School at a Time (Unabridged Audio CD) on + 27 more book reviews
Helpful Score: 14
That Greg Mortenson has accomplished what he has in the Middle East is nothing short of extraordinary and his is a compelling story, which was hard to put down. However, Mr. Mortenson and his journalist coauthor lost my respect when they started America-bashing, as though the United States is singlehandedly responsible for all the problems in this third world country and should keep pouring money into Pakistan. I see no reason why their liberal-leaning political views had to enter into this story at all except that they wanted to get their licks in. Education is a big part of the answer, but it's naive to think that it's all of it.
Anne M. reviewed Three Cups of Tea: One Man's Mission to Fight Terrorism and Build Nations One School at a Time (Unabridged Audio CD) on + 5 more book reviews
This is an amazing book which I have read and re-read. It is truly a testament to the power of the individual - what one person can accomplish if they are persistent and determined to make a difference. Our politicians in D.C. should all read this book.