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Three Cups of Tea:  One Man's Mission to Promote Peace...Once School at a Time
Three Cups of Tea One Man's Mission to Promote PeaceOnce 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 our family, and for our family we are prepared to do anything -- even die." --Haji Ali, Korphe Village Chief, Karakoram Mountains, Pakistan — The astonishing, uplifting story of a re...  more »
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ISBN-13: 9780143114024
ISBN-10: 0143114026
Publication Date: 2007
Pages: 349
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4.1 stars, based on 42 ratings
Publisher: Penguin Books (Target Edition)
Book Type: Paperback
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A very detail book - I enjoyed it but it is NOT a fast read. Very enlightening regarding the Middle East culture and hardships. Would be a good Book Club book. mkm
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reviewed Three Cups of Tea: One Man's Mission to Promote Peace...Once School at a Time on + 3 more book reviews
Have you ever wanted to do the right thing? Have you ever wondered what charity might benefit from your contribution? Have you ever been so inspired by a book's story that you wrote out a check the same day you finished reading it?
Greg Mortenson is a true hero - and I don't use the word lightly. This book gives a first hand account of the lives of modern-day Pakistanis and Afghanis - real live people. Women and children and families - just like you and me except they live in an incredibly rugged, impoverished area where education is not a right, but a luxury. In a non-sectarian, non-judgmental manner, Mr. Mortenson (through a co-author) explains his life goal of building schools for the children of these nations. He faces incredible obstacles and yet succeeds. His motivation is to offer an alternative to the violence espoused by the extremist Islamic branches - the Taliban and Al Queada. By learning history and algebra and physics, these children have an opportunity to become engineers and doctors, rather than jihadists and suicide bombers. I have been educated and amazed, you may be too.
princeza avatar reviewed Three Cups of Tea: One Man's Mission to Promote Peace...Once School at a Time on + 3 more book reviews
Such a powerful and inspirational book! Greg Mortenson's story begins with a personal failure that eventually led to such unimaginable success. It starts out at K2, and the story takes us to areas in Pakistan and Afghanistan and parts of the US as well. With a passion and determination not often seen, Mortenson makes his way through the language and customs of a people that most Americans had never heard of before. The story of his personal struggles (and those of his family) put against the backdrop of an area many people don't know much about other than what is on the nightly news makes his work even more impressive. This is a book that everyone should read, regardless of religion or political affiliation. This insightful book was well-written with personality and feeling that keeps you riveted until the very last page. In the end, this book proves that the "War on Terror" shouldn't be fought with missiles and guns, but rather with books and pencils.


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