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Three Cups of Tea

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

Greg Mortenson - Author

David Oliver Relin - Author

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ISBN 9780670034826 | 352 pages | 02 Mar 2006 | Viking Adult | 5.98 x 9.01in | 18 - AND UP
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Awards
  • Banff Mountain Book Festival Awards: Finalist 2006
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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

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

In 1993, following a failed attempt to ascend K2, Greg Mortenson was inspired by a chance encounter with impoverished mountain villagers in Pakistan and promised to build them a school. From that rash, earnest promise grew one of the most incredible humanitarian campaigns of our time-Mortenson's one-man mission to counteract extremism by building schools, especially for girls, throughout the breeding ground of the Taliban.

Award-winning journalist David Oliver Relin has collaborated on this spellbinding account of Mortenson's incredible accomplishments in a region where Americans are often feared and hated. Over the following decade Mortenson built not just one but fifty-five schools. Three Cups of Tea is at once an unforgettable adventure and the inspiring story of how one man really is changing the world-one school at a time.

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

In 1993, following a failed attempt to ascend K2, Greg Mortenson was inspired by a chance encounter with impoverished mountain villagers in Pakistan and promised to build them a school. From that rash, earnest promise grew one of the most incredible humanitarian campaigns of our time-Mortenson's one-man mission to counteract extremism by building schools, especially for girls, throughout the breeding ground of the Taliban.

Award-winning journalist David Oliver Relin has collaborated on this spellbinding account of Mortenson's incredible accomplishments in a region where Americans are often feared and hated. Over the following decade Mortenson built not just one but fifty-five schools. Three Cups of Tea is at once an unforgettable adventure and the inspiring story of how one man really is changing the world-one school at a time.

Three Cups of Tea Introduction. In Mr. Mortenson's Orbit
Chapter 1. Failure
Chapter 2. The Wrong Side of the River
Chapter 3. "Progress and Perfection"
Chapter 4. Self-Storage
Chapter 5. 580 Letters, One Check
Chapter 6. Rawalpindi's Rooftops at Dusk
Chapter 7. Hard Way Home
Chapter 8. Beaten by the Braldu
Chapter 9. The People Have Spoken
Chapter 10. Building Bridges
Chapter 11. Six Days
Chapter 12. Haji Ali's Lesson
Chapter 13. "A Smile Should Be More Than a Memory"
Chapter 14. Equilibrium
Chapter 15. Mortension in Motion
Chapter 16. Red Velvet Box
Chapter 17. Cherry Trees in the Sand
Chapter 18. Shrouded Figure
Chapter 19. A Village Called New York
Chapter 20. Tea with the Taliban
Chapter 21. Rumsfeld's Shoes
Chapter 22. "The Enemy Is Ignorance"
Chapter 23. Stones into Schools
Acknowledgments "Greg Mortenson’s dangerous and difficult quest . . . is not only a thrilling read, it’s proof that one ordinary person, with the right combination of character and determination, really can change the world."-Tom Brokaw

"An inspiring chronicle . . . this is one protagonist who clearly deserves to be called a hero."-People

"Mortenson’s mission is admirable, his conviction unassailable, his territory exotic."-The Washington Post


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