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Author: Greg Mortenson; David Oliver Relin; New Hampshire Library Association Reference and Adult Services (READS).; New Hampshire Library Association READS-TO-GO.
Publisher: [New Hampshire : NHLA READS-TO-GO, 2008]
Edition/Format:   Kit   Visual material : English
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One man's campaign to build schools in the most dangerous, remote, and anti-American reaches of Asia: in 1993 Greg Mortenson was an American mountain-climbing bum wandering emaciated and lost through Pakistan's Karakoram. After he was taken in and nursed back to health by the people of a Pakistani village, he promised to return one day and build them a school. From that rash, earnest promise grew one of the most  Read more...
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Named Person: Greg Mortenson
Material Type: Kit
Document Type: Visual material
All Authors / Contributors: Greg Mortenson; David Oliver Relin; New Hampshire Library Association Reference and Adult Services (READS).; New Hampshire Library Association READS-TO-GO.
ISBN: 9780143038252 0143038257 9781597226240 1597226246
OCLC Number: 213284269
Notes: Books include index.
Kit includes Penguin editions (c2006) and Wheeler Publishing Large Print Edition (c2006).
Description: 14 bks. (349 p. ; 21 cm.) + 1 lg. print bk. (693 p. ; 22 cm.) + 1 discussion guide (1 sheet, laminated ; 30 cm.) + 1 sign-out sheet (1 sheet, laminated ; 30 cm.) + 1 brochure (1 sheet, folded ; 22 cm.)
Contents: Mr. Mortenson's orbit --
Failure --
Wrong side of the river --
"Progress and perfection" --
Self-storage --
580 letters, one check --
Rawalpindi's rooftops at dusk --
Hard way home --
Beaten by the braldu --
People have spoken --
Building bridges --
Six days --
Haji Ali's lesson --
"Smile should be more than a memory" --
Equilibrium --
Mortenson in motion --
Red velvet box --
Cherry trees in the sand --
Shrouded figure --
Village called New York --
Tea with the Taliban --
Rumsfeld's shoes --
"Enemy is ignorance" --
Stones into schools --
Acknowledgments.
Other Titles: Three cups of tea: one man's mission to promote peace one school at a time.
READS-TO-GO book club kits [brochure]
Three cups of tea [discussion guide]

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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.  Read more...

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