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Three Cups of Tea by Greg Mortenson



ISBN: 9780141034263 Category: Tags: ,


`Here we drink three cups of tea to do business; the first you are a stranger the second you become a friend and the third you join our family and for our family we are prepared to do anything – even die.’ Haji Ali Korphe Village Chief Karakoram mountains Pakistan In 1993 after a terrifying and disastrous attempt to climb K2 a mountaineer called Greg Mortenson drifted cold and dehydrated into an impoverished Pakistan village in the Karakoram Mountains. Moved by the inhabitants’ kindness he promised to return and build a school. Three Cups of Tea is the story of that promise and its extraordinary outcome. Over the next decade Mortenson built not just one but fifty-five schools – especially for girls – in remote villages across the forbidding and breathtaking landscape of Pakistan and Afghanistan just as the Taliban rose to power. His story is at once a riveting adventure and a testament to the power of the humanitarian spirit.

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