Three Cups of Tea

Three Cups of Tea

By Greg Mortenson & David Oliver Relin

  • Release Date: 2006-03-02
  • Genre: Asia
Score: 4
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From 318 Ratings
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Description

The astonishing, uplifting story of a real-life Indiana Jones and his humanitarian campaign to use education to combat terrorism in the Taliban’s backyard

Anyone who despairs of the individual’s power to change lives has to read the story of Greg Mortenson, a homeless mountaineer who, following a 1993 climb of Pakistan’s treacherous K2, was inspired by a chance encounter with impoverished mountain villagers and promised to build them a school. Over the next decade he built fifty-five schools—especially for girls—that offer a balanced education in one of the most isolated and dangerous regions on earth. As it chronicles Mortenson’s quest, which has brought him into conflict with both enraged Islamists and uncomprehending Americans, Three Cups of Tea combines adventure with a celebration of the humanitarian spirit.

From the Trade Paperback edition.

Reviews

  • Three Cups of Tea

    5
    By Peg McK.
    I could not put this book down. I would read it on my computer, IPhone or my IPad; whatever I could get my hands on at the moment. Greg M.'s passion for educating the children of Pakistan was phenomenal. It seems the more he accomplished the more driven he became.
  • Book is mostly a lie….research the author first

    1
    By BillyBuzz
    I read this book and, like many, I was completely hooked on the backstory, and wanting to help out in some way. But then I saw the 60 minutes special that exposed the author as a fraud and outright liar. Its too bad really because it is a great story.
  • Greg Mortenson is a fraud

    1
    By EVGNhistorian
    Mortenson and his PENNIES FOR PEACE organization, started by the montessori children's house, in Evergreen, Colorado, are frauds. Don't by the boom and don't give money. It will be money wasted. The Montessori program in evergreen, Colorado under Betsy Hoke, should be ashamed that they bilked children and their parents out of hard-earned money to go to a scoundrel who has lied to create a fundraising empire.
  • Amazing

    5
    By Beautyluvr
    This book was amazing. It was truly inspirational!
  • Great

    5
    By Morgie927
    I have read all of his books and they are great
  • I didn't think it was boring!

    5
    By Sahil17
    It was truly an inspirational book. It might seem boring for some but the fact that this was NON FICTION just made me keep reading about this guy (Greg) and his incredible mission to help spread peace and education! I just finished it today on a 5 hour plane flight all in one take! That's how much I enjoyed it!
  • Not Buyin' It....

    1
    By Levanger
    ...be sure check out the recently-released "Three Cups of Deceit" by (the always excellent) Jon Krakauer.
  • Boring

    1
    By ReadSpeed
    Didn't really enjoy this at all and it's so boring throughout. A fabulous history book here on the iBookstore is 'The Jacobites' superb read.
  • Haters....

    5
    By Stewage19
    It's fairly obvious to me that all the people who trashed the book either didn't read more than the first few pages, or have no taste in documentary literature. What Greg did was awe inspiring, and the story he told, not only of love and cooperation, but of passion and commitment stayed with me for a long time. If you can't appreciate a good book, go back to your webcomics.
  • One of the best

    5
    By Finnari
    Made me cry and laugh. Rare for a book. Very uplifting, entertaining and informative about Islamic people. As good book as kite runner.

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