Three Cups of Tea: One Man's Mission to Promote Peace . . . One School at a Time

by Greg Mortenson, David Oliver Relin | Literature & Fiction | This book has not been rated.
ISBN: 0143038252 Global Overview for this book
Registered by honey1982 of Ottawa, Ontario Canada on 6/20/2011
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Journal Entry 1 by honey1982 from Ottawa, Ontario Canada on Monday, June 20, 2011
“Here (in Pakistan and Afghanistan), we drink three cups of tea to do business; the first you are a stranger, the second you become a friend, and the third, you join our family, and for our family we are prepared to do anything – even die.”

– Haji Ali, Korphe Village Chief, Karakoram Mountains, Pakistan

The astonishing, uplifting story of a real-life Indiana Jones and his remarkable humanitarian campaign in the Taliban’s backyard.

In 1993 a mountaineer named Greg Mortenson drifted into an impoverished Pakistan village in the Karakorum mountains after a failed attempt to climb K2. Moved by the inhabitants’ kindness, he promised to return and build a school. Three Cups of Tea is the story of that promise and its extraordinary outcome. Over the next decade Mortenson built not just one but fifty-five schools – especially for girls – in the forbidding terrain that gave birth to the Taliban. His story is at once a riveting adventure and a testament to the power of the humanitarian spirit.

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