Award-winning journalist David Oliver Relin has collaborated on this spellbinding account of Mortenson's incredible accomplishments in a region where Americans are often feared and hated. In pursuit of his goal, Mortenson has survived kidnapping, fatwas issued by enraged mullahs, repeated 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 55 schools. Three Cups of Tea is at once an unforgettable adventure and the inspiring true story of how one man really is changing the world, one school at a time.
©2006 Greg Mortenson and David Oliver Relin; (P)2006 Tantor Media Inc
"Three Cups of Tea is one of the most remarkable adventure stories of our time....Not only a thrilling read, it's proof that one ordinary person, with the right combination of character and determination, really can change the world." (Tom Brokaw)
The author brings to life the realities of life in Afghanistan by allowing us a glimpse into the life of "every man". His insight and love for the Afghan people shines through and causes one to be committed to their struggle. A great example of "not able to put down" nonfiction.
This story is proof that things happen for a reason. A wrong turn at the end of a failed attempt to climb a mountain changed Greg Mortenson's life and the lives of thousands of children and their families in Pakistan and Afghanistan. The events are gripping. The characters come alive as you listen to Mr. Mortenson's determination to keep promises to people that so many others have forgotten or dismissed.
By the end of the book, you will ask yourself what contribution you can make to improve the lives of others.
Greg Mortensen's story gives us a path to a better world. We may not be as bold and brave as he, but we can support the ideals he shares and lives out. A wonderful story, uplifting and mind changing!
I feel that this moving, important, summary
of reality in our world has changed, and is changing, it for the better. Greg's work shores me up and reminds me that, while I still have breath, I, too, can make a difference.
An amazing story. Well written. Couldn't put it down. Learned so much about history, geography & cultures. Fantastic read.
Terrific story about one man's mission to help bring education to some of the most remote and challenged parts of planet earth. This story is an inspiration to all who want to help repair the world.
Interesting story but too much repetitive detail at times, especially in the second half. I would recommend purchasing an abridged copy.
This book really takes you to a place that many have not seen. The the book gives you a mental, physical, and spiritual and description of what it takes to be a true human being. Amazingly his struggle is humbly told. I believe that this book should be read by the young so they can see that there dreams can come through, by a little hard work and a lot of perseverance. A definite must read. Oh and you may find your self laughing and crying at the same time. The book is wonderful.
I loved this book! A true story of an American who is working to promote peace in an area that many think will never have peace. The book also gives concrete ways that we too can help! Let's help build these schools and put an end to the reign of terror! Proof that each and every one of us is capable of making a difference! A book worthy of your time!
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