One Man's Mission to Fight Terrorism and Build Nations . . . One School at a Time
On Sale: March 19, 2008
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The inspiring account of one man's campaign to build
schools in the most dangerous, remote, and anti- American
reaches of Asia
In 1993 Greg Mortenson was the
exhausted survivor of a failed attempt to ascend K2, an
American climbing bum wandering emaciated and lost through
Pakistan's Karakoram Himalaya. After he was taken in and
nursed back to health by the people of an impoverished
Pakistani village, Mortenson 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--Greg 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. In pursuit of his goal, Mortenson has survived
kidnapping, fatwas issued by enraged mullahs, repeated
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.
Three Cups of Tea is at once an unforgettable
adventure and the inspiring true story of how one man
really is changing the world--one school at a time.
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