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Three Cups of Tea :  One Man's Mission to Promote Peace - One School at a Time - Greg Mortenson

Three Cups of Tea

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

Paperback Published: June 2009
ISBN: 9780141034263
Number Of Pages: 368

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'Here we drink three cups of tea to do business; the first you are a stranger, the second you become a friend, and the third, you join our family, and for our family we are prepared to do anything - even die' - Haji Ali, Korphe Village Chief, Karakoram mountains, Pakistan.

In 1993, after a terrifying and disastrous attempt to climb K2, a mountaineer called Greg Mortenson drifted, cold and dehydrated, into an impoverished Pakistan village in the Karakoram Mountains. Moved by the inhabitants' kindness, he promised to return and build a school.

Three Cups of Tea is the story of that promise and its extraordinary outcome. Over the next decade Mortenson built not just one but fifty-five schools - especially for girls - in remote villages across the forbidding and breathtaking landscape of Pakistan and Afghanistan, just as the Taliban rose to power.

His story is at once a riveting adventure and a testament to the power of the humanitarian spirit.

Author Biography: 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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I really can't say enough about this fabulous book. The stories it tells, and the information provided are outstanding, and educational, and inspiring. Makes me want to learn more, and to be more worthy of the space I occupy, and the resources I use, on this beautiful planet. Well done "Dr Greg"!

NSW Australia


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ISBN: 9780141034263
ISBN-10: 0141034262
Audience: General
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 368
Published: June 2009
Publisher: Penguin Books Ltd
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 20.0 x 12.9  x 2.4
Weight (kg): 0.26
Edition Number: 1