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

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...the book provides rare insight into the character of the tribal people of Pakistan and the Islamic culture.
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Three Cups of Tea: One Man's Mission to Promote Peace...One School at a Time
 

About Greg and David Oliver Relin Mortenson

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Greg Mortenson is the director of the Central Asia Institute. A resident of Montana, he spends several months of the year in Pakistan and Afghanistan.
 
Published January 1, 2007 by Penguin Books. 331 pages
Genres: Biographies & Memoirs, Political & Social Sciences. Non-fiction
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Critic reviews for Three Cups of Tea
All: 7 | Positive: 5 | Negative: 2

Kirkus

Excellent
on May 20 2010

...Mortenson is “fighting the war on terror the way I think it should be conducted,” Relin writes. This inspiring, adventure-filled book makes that case admirably.

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Below average

At times, the narrative dragged -- a result of the necessary details of nonfiction

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Spirituality & Practice

Above average

Mortenson is a spiritual hero for these bad times, providing a model of selfless service and hope for the family of humanity.

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Below average
Reviewed by Tim Challies on Oct 28 2008

Though Three Cups of Tea tells an interesting life story of a fascinating individual, the quality of writing and the humanistic spirit detract from what could have been a much better story.

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Helium

Good
Reviewed by Peter Payne on Aug 13 2010

...the book provides rare insight into the character of the tribal people of Pakistan and the Islamic culture.

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Good
Reviewed by Bapalapa2 on Apr 09 2013

Mortenson's determination to help the people of Central Asia is remarkable...

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Reviewed by Any Excuse to Write on Feb 18 2012

The story, of course, is not just about him. It is also about his family. His wife who understood and supported his passion...I would certainly recommend it...Even if it were inaccurate, it would still be a very interesting read, albeit a fictional one, rather than a non-fictional account.

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