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Author Mortenson, Greg.

Title Three cups of tea : one man's mission to fight terrorism and build nations- one school at a time / Greg Mortenson and David Oliver Relin
Published New York : Viking, [2006]


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Description 338 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations, maps ; 25 cm
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, fatwas issued by enraged mullahs, 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
Notes Includes index
Subject Mortenson, Greg.
Girls' schools -- Pakistan.
Girls' schools -- Afghanistan.
Humanitarian assistance, American -- Pakistan.
Humanitarian assistance, American -- Afghanistan.
Author Relin, David Oliver.
LC no. 2005043466
ISBN 0670034827 (hbk.)