Three Cups of Tea

One Man's Mission to Promote Peace -- One School at A Time

Mortenson, Greg

Book - 2007
Average Rating: 3.5 stars out of 5.
Three Cups of Tea
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Three Cups of Tea traces Mortenson's decade-long odyssey to build schools (especially for girls), throughout the region that gave birth to the Taliban and sanctuary to Al Qaeda. 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.

Publisher: New York :, Penguin Books,, 2007
ISBN: 0143038257
9780143038252
Branch Call Number: 371.822 Mo
Characteristics: 349 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations, maps ; 22 cm
Additional Contributors: Relin, David Oliver
Alternate Title: 3 cups of tea

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Sep 22, 2014

Très recommandable! Donne un regard neuf sur la dure réalité en Afghanistan.

Jul 18, 2014

A patron review from the Adult Summer Game: "While this was an okay read- definitely not one of those "can't put it down" books. Its got a good concept and some very interesting facts of culture and language. Sometimes hard to understand."

Dec 30, 2013
  • texasbooks rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

this book is very inspiring on how one man changed schools one at a time. Its great to see someone fight terriorism across the sea. I am sure the kids there admired his strength and courage to help them in a sad time in their lives

Nov 30, 2013

this book three cups of tea by Greg Mortenson is about how this guy Greg Mortenson who was drifted into Pakistan village and had tried to climb K2 but could not do it so after that he had promised that he is going to return and build a school. when he had came back he did not just build one school but he had build more than one which was especially made for the girls.

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ITC
Nov 19, 2013

For those of you who believe the story of Greg Mortenson read "Three cups of Deceit" by Jon Krakauer. It explains the false stories written by Greg Mortenson, the poorly run orgainization he oversees and the schools build on funds raised sitting empty.

ITC
Nov 19, 2013

For those of you who believe the story of Greg Mortenson read "Three cups of Deceit" by Jon Krakauer. It explains the false stories written by Greg Mortenson, the poorly run orgainization he oversees and the schools build on funds raised sitting empty.

Jul 24, 2013
  • mrsgail5756 rated this: 3 stars out of 5.

The book was okay – but not one of my favorites.

Jul 01, 2013

a very good book and how one person can really make a difference in this world

Jun 22, 2013
  • WVMLBookClubTitles rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

This is the true story of Mortenson’s work building schools in remote villages in Pakistan. A trained nurse, mountaineer, natural linguist and diplomat moves from a lost climber who promises a school to one small village, to a major player in promoting peace through education in Pakistan and Afghanistan. It is an inspiring account of what one humble person can do and is good reading for anyone who wants to understand more about Central Asia.

Aug 22, 2012
  • meiten rated this: 1 stars out of 5.

I was distressed when praising this book to learn what Loreen and other person wrote here. PLEASE INDICATE ON THE LIBRARY BOOK BEING CIRCULATED THAT IT IS NOT TRUE in consideration of those who like me have not heard about the fraud. Thank you August 22, 2012

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Jul 15, 2012
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Aug 23, 2011
  • re_discover rated this: 3.5 stars out of 5.

"Haji Ali spoke. ‘If you want to thrive in Baltistan, you must respect our ways. The first time you share tea with a Balti, you are a stranger. The second time you take tea, you are an honored guest. The third time you share a cup of tea, you become family, and for our family, we are prepared to do anything, even die. Doctor Greg, you must take time to share three cups of tea. We may be uneducated but we are not stupid. We have lived and survived here for a long time.’ "

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