Three Cups of Tea: One Man's Mission to Promote Peace. . . One School at a Time Description
The 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.
Three Cups of Tea: One Man's Mission to Promote Peace. . . One School at a Time
Three Cups of Tea: One Man's Mission to Promote Peace. . . One School at a Time Review
Winner of Best Asian Books of 2006.
In 1993 Greg Mortenson was the exhausted survivor of a failed attempt to ascend K2, an American climbing bum. He wandered across the Himalaya. Then, he was taken in and nursed back to health by the people of a Pakistani village, Mortenson promised to return one day and build them a school. From that promise, Greg Mortenson's one-man mission to fight terrorism by building schools, especially for girls, throughout Taliban.
Mortenson's incredible accomplishments in a region where Americans are often feared and hated is highly appreciated. In pursuit of his goal, Mortenson has survived kidnapping, fatwas issued by the mullahs, repeated death threats, and separation from his wife and children. But at last his success speaks. At last count, After 13 years in which he has brought 58 schools to Pakistan and Afghanistan, Mortenson remains convinced that terrorism should be fought with books, not bombs. Three Cups of Tea is unforgettable adventure that inspires true story of how one man really is changing the world — one school at a time. Really A one man’s struggle. Exceptional Book which speaks emotions, struggle, promise, separation, hardship and finally VICTORY. Message conveyed “If you wish to combat terrorism, education is the only way out. “
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