In 1993, Greg Mortenson was descending from a failed attempt on K2 and wandered away from his climbing team into the desolate reaches of northern Pakistan. The worse for wear, he wandered into an impoverished Pakistani village where he was nursed back to health. When he left the village, he made what was literally a rash promise: to come back and build a school for the village. But he resolved to fulfill his promise. He sold everything he owned and began to raise funds. His one-man humanitarian campaign, against all odds, was astounding. In the land of the Taliban, he built not only one school, but within twelve years, he had built fifty-five. In pursuit of his goal, he had to endure dismal separations from his family, not to mention harrowing escapes at the hands of local forces that felt threatened by what he was doing. This is a wonderfully written volume about incredible accomplishments.
Product DetailsTitle: Three Cups of Tea: One Man's Mission to Fight Terrorism and Build Nations...One School at a Time
Authors: Greg Mortenson and David Oliver Relin
Year of Publication: 2006
Retail Price: $25.95