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Three Cups of Tea

One Man's Mission to Promote Peace . . . One School at a Time

By David O. Relin, Greg Mortenson

Three Cups of Tea
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  • Hardcover: Mar 2006,
    352 pages.
    Paperback: Jan 2007,
    352 pages.

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The inspiring account of one man's campaign to build schools in the most dangerous, remote, and anti-American reaches of Asia. Current Affairs/Biography

From the book jacket: In 1993 Greg Mortenson was the exhausted survivor of a failed attempt to ascend K2, an American climbing bum wandering emaciated and lost through Pakistan's Karakoram Himalaya. After he was taken in and nursed back to health by the people of an impoverished Pakistani village, Mortenson promised to return one day and build them a school. From that rash, earnest promise grew one of the most incredible humanitarian campaigns of our time—Greg Mortenson's one-man mission to counteract extremism by building schools, especially for girls, throughout the breeding ground of the Taliban.

Comment: Three Cups of Tea is a truly inspiring story and also a very readable action-adventure! Many climbers have passed through the same areas of Pakistan as Mortenson, and made the same promises to the local people - to help them in some way or another; but the ...

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