Three cups of tea: one man's mission to fight terror and build nations-- one school at a time

Book Cover
Average Rating
Publisher:
Viking,
Pub. Date:
2005.
Language:
English
Description
In 1993, following a failed attempt to ascend K2, Greg Mortenson was inspired by a chance encounter with impoverished mountain villagers in Pakistan and promised to 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.

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. Over the following decade Mortenson built not just one but fifty-five schools. Three Cups of Tea is at once an unforgettable adventure and the inspiring story of how one man really is changing the world--one school at a time.

Also in This Series
More Like This
More Details
ISBN:
9780670034826
Accelerated Reader:
UG
Level 8.2, 23 Points
Reviews from GoodReads
Loading GoodReads Reviews.
Staff View

Grouping Information

Grouped Work ID5ff07ea3-6c5b-7557-9613-4bec3109515c
Grouping Titlethree cups of tea one mans mission to fight terror and build nations one school at a time
Grouping Authormortenson greg
Grouping Categorybook
Last Grouping Update2018-10-10 01:06:21AM
Last Indexed2019-12-12 04:57:37AM

Solr Details

accelerated_reader_interest_levelUG
accelerated_reader_point_value23
accelerated_reader_reading_level8.2
auth_author2Relin, David Oliver.
authorMortenson, Greg.
author2-roleRelin, David Oliver.
author_displayMortenson, Greg
available_at_englewoodEnglewood Public Library
detailed_location_englewoodEPL Non-Fiction
display_descriptionOne 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, 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.
format_category_englewoodBooks
format_englewoodBook
id5ff07ea3-6c5b-7557-9613-4bec3109515c
isbn9780670034826
item_details
Bib IdItem IdShelf LocCall NumFormatFormat CategoryNum CopiesIs Order ItemIs eContenteContent SourceeContent FileeContent URLsubformatDetailed StatusLast CheckinLocationSub-location
ils:.b37394988.i7456951xEPL Non-Fiction371.82209549 MORTENSON, GREG1falsefalseOn Shelfepnf
itype_englewoodAdult book
last_indexed2019-12-12T11:57:37.788Z
lexile_score-1
literary_formNon Fiction
literary_form_fullNon Fiction
local_callnumber_englewood371.82209549 MORTENSON, GREG
owning_library_englewoodEnglewood Public Library
owning_location_englewoodEnglewood Public Library
primary_isbn9780670034826
publishDate2005
record_details
Bib IdFormatFormat CategoryEditionLanguagePublisherPublication DatePhysical Description
ils:.b37394988BookBooksEnglishViking, 2005.338 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm.
recordtypegrouped_work
scoping_details_englewood
Bib IdItem IdGrouped StatusStatusLocally OwnedAvailableHoldableBookableIn Library Use OnlyLibrary OwnedHoldable PTypesBookable PTypesLocal Url
ils:.b37394988.i7456951xOn ShelfOn Shelffalsetruetruefalsefalsetrue48, 49, 50, 46, 47
subject_facetGirls' schools -- Afghanistan
Girls' schools -- Pakistan
Humanitarian assistance, American -- Afghanistan
Humanitarian assistance, American -- Pakistan
Mortenson, Greg
title_displayThree cups of tea : one man's mission to fight terror and build nations-- one school at a time
title_fullThree cups of tea : one man's mission to fight terror and build nations-- one school at a time / Greg Mortenson and David Oliver Relin
title_shortThree cups of tea
title_subone man's mission to fight terror and build nations-- one school at a time
topic_facetGirls' schools
Humanitarian assistance, American
Mortenson, Greg