Three Cups of Tea

Three Cups of Tea One Man's Extraordinary Journey to Promote Peace - One School at a Time

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Synopsis

'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.

Book information

ISBN: 9780141034263
Publisher: Penguin Books Ltd
Imprint: Penguin Books
Pub date:
DEWEY: 371.82342095491
DEWEY edition: 22
Language: English
Number of pages: 349
Weight: 284g
Height: 197mm
Width: 130mm
Spine width: 21mm