Three Cups of Tea (Paperback)
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Three Cups of Tea (Paperback)

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Paperback Published: 03/01/2008
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'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.

Publisher: Penguin Books Ltd
ISBN: 9780141034263

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“A true story, well told”

If you have any kind of interest in what was and is going on in this part of the world you will like this book. Told from the perspective of one man who has no agenda but to help the poorest communities in Northern... More

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16th March 2011
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“Greatly Inspiring, must read!”

I have a strong interest in area's like Afghanistan and the cultures and ways of life there, therefore this book was a great choice, when one day I randomly selected it off the shelf. What I think was good about... More

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