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

Author: Greg Mortenson
Publisher: Detroit : Thorndike Press : Gale Cengage Learning, 2009.
Edition/Format:   Large print book : English : Large print edView all editions and formats
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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: Large type books
Anecdotes
Named Person: Greg Mortenson
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Greg Mortenson
ISBN: 9781410420350 1410420353
OCLC Number: 460934294
Notes: Includes index.
Description: 607 p. (large print) : ill., maps ; 23 cm.
Contents: The promise. Introduction --
Prologue --
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 Kirghis 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 --
Epilogue.
Responsibility: Greg Mortenson.

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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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