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

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In 1993, following a failed attempt to ascend K2, Greg Mortenson was inspired by a chance encounter with impoverished mountain villagers in Pakistan and promised to build them a school. From that rash, earnest promise grew one of the most incredible humanitarian campaigns of our time--Mortenson's one-man mission to counteract extremism by building schools, especially for girls, throughout the breeding ground of the Taliban.

Award-winning journalist David Oliver Relin has collaborated on this spellbinding account of Mortenson's incredible accomplishments in a region where Americans are often feared and hated. Over the following decade Mortenson built not just one but fifty-five schools. Three Cups of Tea is at once an unforgettable adventure and the inspiring story of how one man really is changing the world--one school at a time.

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ISBN:
9780670034826
9781400132515
9781400102518
9781606405802
9781101015216
9780143038252
9781101147085
9781400122516
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Full title three cups of tea one mans mission to fight terrorism and build nations one school at a time
Author mortenson greg
Grouping Category book
Last Update 2018-05-26 13:36:06PM
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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

Anyone who despairs of the individual's power to change lives has to read the story of Greg Mortenson, a homeless mountaineer who, following a 1993 climb of Pakistan's treacherous K2, was inspired by a chance encounter with impoverished mountain villagers and promised to build them a school. Over the next decade he built fifty-five schools—especially for girls—that offer a balanced education in one of the most isolated and dangerous regions on earth. As it chronicles Mortenson's quest, which has brought him into conflict with both enraged Islamists and uncomprehending Americans, Three Cups of Tea combines adventure with a celebration of the humanitarian spirit.

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subject_facet Audiobooks, Girls' schools -- Afghanistan, Girls' schools -- Pakistan, Humanitarian assistance, American -- Afghanistan, Humanitarian assistance, American -- Pakistan, Mortenson, Greg
title_display Three cups of tea : one man's mission to fight terrorism and build nations -- one school at a time
title_full Three Cups of Tea One Man's Mission to Fight Terrorism and Build Nations... One School at a Time, Three Cups of Tea One Man's Mission to Fight Terrorism and Build Nations...One School at a Time, Three Cups of Tea One Man's Mission to Promote Peace...One School at a Time, Three cups of tea : [sound recording] One man's mission to fight terrorism and build nations one school at a time / Greg Mortenson and David Oliver Relin, Three cups of tea : one man's mission to fight terrorism and build nations -- one school at a time / Greg Mortenson and David Oliver Relin, Three cups of tea [sound recording] / Greg Mortenson and David Oliver Relin
title_short Three cups of tea :
title_sub one man's mission to fight terrorism and build nations -- one school at a time
topic_facet Audiobooks, Biography & Autobiography, Girls' schools, Humanitarian assistance, American, Juvenile Nonfiction, Mortenson, Greg, Nonfiction, Politics