Three Cups of Tea
One Man's Mission to Promote Peace ... Once School at a Time
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Three Cups of Tea by Greg Mortenson
Book DescriptionThe 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.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780143038252
(213mm x 139mm x 21mm)
Imprint: Penguin USA
Publisher: Penguin Putnam Inc
Publish Date: 30-Jan-2007
Country of Publication: United States
Books By Author Greg Mortenson
Stones into Schools, Paperback (March 2010)
Presents the author's extensive work in Azad Kashmir and Pakistan after a massive earthquake hit the region in 2005. This book offers information on the unique ways he has built relationships with Islamic clerics, militia commanders, and tribal leaders even as he was dodging shootouts with feuding Afghan warlords.
Three Cups of Tea, Paperback (January 2010)» View all books by Greg Mortenson
One day Greg Mortenson set out to climb K2 - the world's second highest mountain - in honour of his younger sister, but when another member of his group fell ill, they turned around and Greg became lost in the mountains of Pakistan. He wandered into a poor village, where the chief and his people took him in.
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Author Biography - Greg Mortenson
Greg Mortenson is the director of the Central Asia Institute, and he spends several months each year building schools in Pakistan and Afghanistan. He lives in Montana with his wife and two children. David Oliver Relin is a globe-trotting journalist who has won more than forty national awards for his writing and editing. He lives in Portland, Oregon.
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