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Stones into schools : promoting peace with books, not bombs, in Afghanistan and Pakistan

Author: Greg Mortenson
Publisher: New York : Viking, 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
Named Person: Greg Mortenson
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Greg Mortenson
ISBN: 9780670021154 0670021156
OCLC Number: 318411542
Notes: Includes index.
Description: xxiii, 420 p., [16] p. of plates : ill. (some col.), maps ; 24 cm.
Contents: 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 --
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 --
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 --
Investing in girls' education yields high returns --
Key ingredients in successfully building girls' schools --
Take action.
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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 was dodging shootouts with feuding Afghan warlords and surviving an eight-day armed abduction by the Taliban.

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