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

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

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Three cups of tea : one man's mission to promote peace -- one school at a time
Title
Three cups of tea
Title remainder
one man's mission to promote peace -- one school at a time
Statement of responsibility
Greg Mortenson and David Oliver Relin
Title variation
3 cups of tea
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Contributor
Subject
Language
eng
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
Biography type
contains biographical information
Cataloging source
RNL
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
  • plates
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Label
Three cups of tea : one man's mission to promote peace -- one school at a time, Greg Mortenson and David Oliver Relin
Instantiates
Publication
Note
  • Originally published in the USA by Viking Penguin, 2006
  • Includes index
Contents
Mr. Mortenson's orbit -- Failure -- 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 -- People have spoken -- Building bridges -- Six days -- Haji Ali's lesson -- "Smile should be more than a memory" -- Equilibrium -- Mortenson in motion -- Red velvet box -- Cherry trees in the sand -- Shrouded figure -- Village called New York -- Tea with the Taliban -- Rumsfeld's shoes -- "Enemy is ignorance" -- Stones into schools -- Acknowledgments
Control code
83299454
Dimensions
22 cm.
Extent
349 p., [16] p. of plates
Isbn
9780143038252
Isbn Type
(pbk)
Other physical details
ill., maps
System control number
(OCoLC)83299454
Label
Three cups of tea : one man's mission to promote peace -- one school at a time, Greg Mortenson and David Oliver Relin
Publication
Note
  • Originally published in the USA by Viking Penguin, 2006
  • Includes index
Contents
Mr. Mortenson's orbit -- Failure -- 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 -- People have spoken -- Building bridges -- Six days -- Haji Ali's lesson -- "Smile should be more than a memory" -- Equilibrium -- Mortenson in motion -- Red velvet box -- Cherry trees in the sand -- Shrouded figure -- Village called New York -- Tea with the Taliban -- Rumsfeld's shoes -- "Enemy is ignorance" -- Stones into schools -- Acknowledgments
Control code
83299454
Dimensions
22 cm.
Extent
349 p., [16] p. of plates
Isbn
9780143038252
Isbn Type
(pbk)
Other physical details
ill., maps
System control number
(OCoLC)83299454

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