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Three cups of tea : one man's mission to fight terrorism and build nations-- one school at a time

Author: Greg Mortenson; David Oliver Relin
Publisher: New York : Viking, 2006.
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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; Greg Mortenson
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Greg Mortenson; David Oliver Relin
ISBN: 0670034827 9780670034826 9780143038252 0143038257
OCLC Number: 61859864
Description: 338 p., [17] p. of plates : ill., maps ; 25 cm.
Contents: Introduction : In Mr. Mortenson's orbit --
ch. 1. Failure --
ch. 2. The wrong side of the river --
ch. 3. "Progress and perfection" --
ch. 4. Self-storage --
ch. 5. 580 letters, one check --
ch. 6. Rawalpindi's rooftops at dusk --
ch. 7. Hard way home --
ch. 8. Beaten by the Braldu --
ch. 9. The people have spoken --
ch. 10. Building bridges --
ch. 11. Six days --
ch. 12. Haji Ali's lesson --
ch. 13. "A smile should be more than a memory" --
ch. 14. Equilibrium --
ch. 15. Mortenson in motion --
ch. 16. Red velvet box --
ch. 17. Cherry trees in the sand --
ch. 18. Shrouded figure --
ch. 19. A village called New York --
ch. 20. Tea with the Taliban --
ch. 21. Rumsfeld's shoes --
ch. 22. "The enemy is ignorance" --
ch. 23. Stones into schools --
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Responsibility: Greg Mortenson and David Oliver Relin.
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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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"Greg Mortenson's dangerous and difficult quest . . . is not only a thrilling read, it's proof that one ordinary person, with the right combination of character and determination, really can change Read more...

 
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A failed attempt to climb K2 and a desire to pay tribute to his younger sister who died at a far too early age, led Mortenson on an odyssey to build schools for girls in the most rural and poverty-stricken areas of the Himalaya. Education is the key to so many things and many girls were receiving none....
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