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Three Cups of Tea: One Man's Mission to Promote Peace. . . One School at a Time
Three Cups of Tea One Man's Mission to Promote Peace One School at a Time Author:Greg Mortenson, David Oliver Relin "Here (in Pakistan and Afghanistan) we drink three cups of tea to do business; the first you are a stranger, the second you become a friend, and the third, you join the family, and for our family we are prepared to do anything-even die." - Haji Ali, Korphe Village chief, Krakoram Mountains, Pakistan. — The astonishing, uplifting story of a real-l... more »ife Indiana Jones and his remarkable humaitarian campaign in the Taliban's backyard.
In 1993 a mountaineer named Greg Mortenson drifted into an impoverished Pakistan village in the Karakoram mountains after a failed attempt to climb K2. Moved by the inhabitants' kindness, he promised to return and build a school. Three Cups of Tea is the story of that promise and its extraordinary outcome. Over the next decade Mortenson built not just one but fifty-five schools-especially for girls-in the forbidding terrain that gave birth to the Taliban. His story is at once a riveting adventure and a testament to the power of the humanitarian spirit.« less