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  • Three Cups of Tea: One Man's Mission to Fight Terrorism and Build Nations

    • UNABRIDGED (13 hrs and 33 mins)
    • By Greg Mortenson, David Oliver Relin
    • Narrated By Patrick Lawlor
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (2319)
    Performance
    (559)
    Story
    (581)

    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.

    Karl says: "An education and inspiration"
    "A must read for military traveling to Afghanistan"
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    I listened to this book as part of a self-imposed curriculum as I get ready to deploy to Afghanistan. This book demonstrates the tools we should be using in our fight against terrorism. Greg Mortinson is an amazing man. He is fearless, selfless, and ingenious. He loves the people he helps, and in return they love him back, and by extension love America. This book has given me much to think about with what I want to do with my time over there.

    As a member of the US Army, I had to stop and digest his criticisms about how we are prosecuting the war. But in the end, he is not wrong. But the good news is that now, several years after the close of this book, we have come to understand the vision that Mr. Mortenson expresses.

    9 of 10 people found this review helpful

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