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Author Mortenson, Greg.

Title Three cups of tea : one man's mission to promote peace-- one school at a time / Greg Mortenson and David Oliver Relin.

Imprint New York : Penguin Books, 2007.


Location Call No. OPAC Message Status
 Axe Kansas Collection Harmon  371.8220954 M842t 2007    ---  Lib Use Only
 FSCC Non-Fiction  371.822 M8564t 2007    ---  Available
Description 349 p., [16] p. of plates : ill., maps ; 22 cm.
Note Originally published in the USA by Viking Penguin, 2006.
Includes index.
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.
Subject Girls' schools -- Pakistan.
Girls' schools -- Afghanistan.
Humanitarian assistance, American -- Pakistan.
Humanitarian assistance, American -- Afghanistan.
Mortenson, Greg.
Added Author Relin, David Oliver.
Added Title 3 cups of tea
ISBN 0143038257 (pbk)
9780143038252 (pbk)
Standard No. YDXCP 2544348
AU@ 000042125322
NZ1 12124169

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