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

by Mortenson, Greg; Relin, David Oliver.
Material type: materialTypeLabelBookPublisher: New York : Penguin Books, 2007Description: 349 p., [16] p. of plates : ill., maps ; 22 cm.ISBN: 9780143038252; 0143038257; 0670034827 (hc).Other title: 3 cups of tea.Subject(s): Mortenson, Greg | Girls' schools -- Pakistan | Girls' schools -- Afghanistan | Humanitarian assistance, American -- Pakistan | Humanitarian assistance, American -- Afghanistan
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.
Summary: 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 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. In a region where Americans are often feared and hated, he has survived kidnapping, death threats, and wrenching separations from his wife and children. But his success speaks for itself--at last count, his Central Asia Institute had built fifty-five schools.--From publisher description.
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LC 5215 .K59 1990 The adult learner : LC 5215 .S76 1970 Test of time : LC 1090 .D35 2007 Confucian tradition and global education / LC 2330 .M67 2006 Three cups of tea : LC 4704 .P476 1999 Perspectives on learning disabilities : LC 4705 .S72 1999 Our labeled children : LC 5215 .S76 2005 LSAT

Originally published in the USA by Viking Penguin, 2006.

Includes index.

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.

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 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. In a region where Americans are often feared and hated, he has survived kidnapping, death threats, and wrenching separations from his wife and children. But his success speaks for itself--at last count, his Central Asia Institute had built fifty-five schools.--From publisher description.

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