Three cups of tea [electronic resource] : one man's mission to promote peace -- one school at a time / Greg Mortenson and David Oliver Relin.
|Publisher:||New York : Penguin Books, 2007.|
Girls' schools -- Pakistan.
Girls' schools -- Afghanistan.
Humanitarian assistance, American -- Pakistan.
Humanitarian assistance, American -- Afghanistan.
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|Title:||Three cups of tea [electronic resource] : one man's mission to promote peace -- one school at a time / Greg Mortenson and David Oliver Relin.|
|Additional title:||3 cups of tea|
|Physical description:||349 p.,  p. of plates : ill., maps ; 22 cm.|
|Contents note:||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.|
|Notes:||Originally published in the USA by Viking Penguin, 2006.
Electronic reproduction. [New York] : Penguin, 2007. Mode of access: World Wide Web. Requires Adobe Reader 6 (file size: 1875 KB) or Mobipocket Reader 4.7 (file size: 471 KB).
|Summary note:||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.|
Relin, David Oliver.
OverDrive, Inc., distributor.
|Available in other form:||Original|
|ISBN:||9781429515474 (electronic bk. : Adobe Reader)
1429515473 (electronic bk. : Adobe Reader)
9781429522823 (electronic bk. : Mobipocket Reader)
1429522828 (electronic bk. : Mobipocket Reader)
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