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Stones into schools : promoting peace through education in Afghanistan and Pakistan

Author: Greg Mortenson
Publisher: New York : Penguin Books, 2010, ©2009.
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In this dramatic first-person narrative, Greg Mortenson picks up where "Three Cups of Tea" left off in 2003, recounting his relentless, ongoing efforts to establish schools for girls in Afghanistan; his extensive work in Azad Kashmir and Pakistan after a massive earthquake hit the region in 2005; and the unique ways he has built relationships with Islamic clerics, militia commanders, and tribal leaders even as he  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Anecdotes
History
Named Person: Greg Mortenson; Greg Mortenson
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Greg Mortenson
ISBN: 0143118234 9780143118237 9780141047140 0141047143
OCLC Number: 669910351
Notes: Includes index.
Description: xxiii, 422 pages, [16] pages of plates : illustrations (some color), maps ; 22 cm
Contents: Maps --
Who's who --
Foreword / Khaled Hosseini --
Introduction --
pt. 1: The promise. The people at the end of the road --
The man with the broken hand --
The year zero --
The sound of peace --
Style is everything --
The seal of the Kirghiz Khan --
pt. 2: Qayamat ("The apocalypse"). A dark and distant roar --
No idea what to do --
Farzana's desks --
Sarfraz's promise --
The chance that must be taken --
pt. 3: The school on the roof of the world. An e-mail from the American colonel --
The man from the Jalozai refugee camp --
Barnstorming through Badakshan --
A meeting of two warriors --
The point of return --
The last best school --
Acknowledgments --
Glossary --
Investing in girls' education yields high returns --
Key ingredients in successfully building girls' schools --
Take action --
Index.
Other Titles: Promoting peace through education in Afghanistan and Pakistan
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