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

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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.

 

About Greg Mortenson

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GREG MORTENSON is a humanitarian and former mountaineer who believes that the best way to peace is through education. He is the founder of the nonprofit Central Asia Institute and Pennies for Peace children's program. He lives in Montana with his wife and two children.
 
Published March 2, 2006 by Penguin Books. 376 pages
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Whatever one thinks of the accusations against Greg Mortenson, the author of “Three Cups of Tea,” he was right about some big things.

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“Three Cups of Tea: Young Readers Edition aims to stay faithful to Mortenson’s story and to inspire readers.

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The Washington Post

(Courtesy Greg Mortenson (Central Asia Institute)) Update: Viking, the publisher of Greg Mortenson’s book “Three Cups of Tea,” has launched a review on the accuracy of the book, telling the New York Times that “60 Minutes is a serious news organization and in the wake of their report, Vik...

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Reviews Philosophy About Our Affiliates Books & Audios Recently Reviewed When the United States began the Peace Corps in the 1960s, the idea was to use its vast resources of human talent, ingenuity, and caring to help provide basic services to pe...

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Why I Read This Book: This is the third time that I have read this book for a book club, but it had been about two years since I had led my last book club on this book.

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