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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
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Greg Mortenson and David Oliver Relin
Title variation
3 cups of tea
Title variation remainder
one mans mission to fight terrorism and build nations-- one school at a time
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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
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 nursedback 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
Tone
Award
  • Kiriyama Prize for Nonfiction, 2007.
  • YALSA Outstanding Book for the College Bound, 2009.
Biography type
contains biographical information
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172095
Cataloging source
RNL
Dewey number
371.822/09549
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
  • plates
Index
index present
LC call number
LC2330
LC item number
.M67 2007
Literary form
non fiction
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True
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adult
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one man's mission to fight terrorism and build nations-- one school at a time
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
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
Control code
4203378
Dimensions
22 cm.
Extent
349 p., [16] p. of plates
Isbn
9780670034826
Lccn
2005043466
Other physical details
ill., maps
System control number
  • (OCoLC)ocm83299454
  • (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
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
Control code
4203378
Dimensions
22 cm.
Extent
349 p., [16] p. of plates
Isbn
9780670034826
Lccn
2005043466
Other physical details
ill., maps
System control number
  • (OCoLC)ocm83299454
  • (OCoLC)83299454

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