Three Cups of Tea: One Man's Mission to Fight Terrorism and Build Nations...One School at a Time

 

Three Cups of Tea: One Man's Mission to Fight Terrorism and Build Nations...One School at a Time
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Object Title Three Cups of Tea: One Man's Mission to Fight Terrorism and Build Nations...One School at a Time
Manufacturer Mortenson/Relin (Viking Press)
Page By Augie Medina
Page Type Nov 16, 2007 / Nov 16, 2007
Object ID 4275
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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 Details

Title: 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

Publisher: Viking

Year of Publication: 2006

Language: English

Retail Price: $25.95

ISBN: 0670034827

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Augie Medina - Nov 16, 2007 6:29 pm - Voted 5/5

Mountaineer Fights the War on Terror
This book was only recently brought to my attention by another SP'er. I'd seen the title before but had no idea of its connection to mountaineering. It is an amazing read. Mortenson honed in on the effective way to conduct a war on terror, with books. The universal theme here is how one person can make a difference and do it in one of the world's most politically pivotal areas today.

lisae - Nov 19, 2007 2:52 pm - Voted 5/5

Riveting!
I found this book hard to put down and I would recomend it. I was amazed by Mortenson's single mindness and ability to deal with difficult situations.

Vic Hanson - Feb 12, 2008 11:00 pm - Voted 5/5

Very Challenging
Just finished reading the book, amazing what Mortenson was able to do in spite of the opposition, including cultural and financial problems.

tigerlilly - Feb 19, 2008 10:56 pm - Voted 5/5

Top Notch
Best book I've read in recent memory. Seriously. Really makes you think. Will challenge your political views as well. Very difficult to put down, once you start it. I wish the current administration would read it!!! Gripping story.

stepho - Mar 6, 2009 7:14 pm - Voted 5/5

Incredible Book
This is one of the best books i have read in quite a while. It is incredible that one man can do so much. After the first page of this book you will be glued to it until the end. I highly recommend this book.

tommarchall - Mar 21, 2010 5:29 pm - Hasn't voted

Read it
Brilliant. Mortenson lives an amazing life. If you liked this continue the story and venture into Afghanistan and read 'stones into schools'.

Andrew Rankine - Sep 14, 2013 12:22 am - Hasn't voted

Would be nice... If it were true
Great story and an excellent read. Unfortunately it is complete BS, as exposed by Jon Krakauer. He wrote a short book called 'Three Cups of Deceit' explaining how Mortenson has used $30 million of the charity money personally, how his kidnapping was completely fictional, and that the story of going to a remote village after an attempt on K2 inspired him to help build a school is a blatant lie. Would not purchase considering it contributes to the lavish lifestyle of a fraud.

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