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Three cups of tea : one man's mission to promote peace -- one school at a time

Author: Greg Mortenson; David Oliver Relin
Publisher: New York : Penguin Books, 2007, ©2006.
Edition/Format:   Book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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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: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Greg Mortenson; David Oliver Relin
ISBN: 9780143038252 0143038257 0670034827 9780670034826
OCLC Number: 83299454
Notes: Originally published in the USA by Viking Penguin, 2006.
Includes index.
Target Audience: 1220
Description: 349 p., [16] p. of plates : ill., maps ; 22 cm.
Contents: In Mr. Mortenson's orbit --
Failure --
The 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 --
The people have spoken --
Building bridges --
Six days --
Haji Ali's lesson --
"A smile should be more than a memory" --
Equilibrium --
Mortenson in motion --
Red velvet box --
Cherry trees in the sand --
Shrouded figure --
A village called New York --
Tea with the Taliban --
Rumsfeld's shoes --
"The enemy is ignorance" --
Stones into schools.
Other Titles: 3 cups of tea
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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