Sunday, August 30, 2009

Three Cups of Tea

"In Three Cups of Tea: One Man’s Mission to Promote Peace . . . One School at a Time , Greg Mortenson, and journalist David Oliver Relin, recount the journey that led Mortenson from a failed 1993 attempt to climb Pakistan’s K2, the world’s second highest mountain, to successfully establish schools in some of the most remote regions of Afghanistan and Pakistan. By replacing guns with pencils, rhetoric with reading, Mortenson combines his unique background with his intimate knowledge of the third-world to promote peace with books, not bombs, and successfully bring education and hope to remote communities in central Asia. Three Cups of Tea is at once an unforgettable adventure and the inspiring true story of how one man really is changing the world—one school at a time."

Greg Mortenson will win a Nobel Peace Prize someday.
I say READ THIS BOOK.

5 comments:

Geeta said...

He spoke at my college last year, and is was really inspiration and wonderful.

People like him make me have a bit more faith.

The Daily Dose said...

I'm reading that book right now and love it. My boyfriend is in nonprofit work and wants to go overseas. I think it's a great handbook for anyone wanting to do that kind of work and have a family simultaneously. We need more people like Mortenson in this world!

Tammy Howard said...

Every time I go to B&N I glance at it and think, "this might be interesting" - maybe today I'll actually pick it up...

Helen McGinn said...

I shall; thank you for the recommendation. x

k a b l o o e y said...

Read my blog today, OK? Well, read today's post. I leave the time-management aspect to your discretion, but I left you a little something.

Sunday, August 30, 2009

Three Cups of Tea

"In Three Cups of Tea: One Man’s Mission to Promote Peace . . . One School at a Time , Greg Mortenson, and journalist David Oliver Relin, recount the journey that led Mortenson from a failed 1993 attempt to climb Pakistan’s K2, the world’s second highest mountain, to successfully establish schools in some of the most remote regions of Afghanistan and Pakistan. By replacing guns with pencils, rhetoric with reading, Mortenson combines his unique background with his intimate knowledge of the third-world to promote peace with books, not bombs, and successfully bring education and hope to remote communities in central Asia. Three Cups of Tea is at once an unforgettable adventure and the inspiring true story of how one man really is changing the world—one school at a time."

Greg Mortenson will win a Nobel Peace Prize someday.
I say READ THIS BOOK.

5 comments:

Geeta said...

He spoke at my college last year, and is was really inspiration and wonderful.

People like him make me have a bit more faith.

The Daily Dose said...

I'm reading that book right now and love it. My boyfriend is in nonprofit work and wants to go overseas. I think it's a great handbook for anyone wanting to do that kind of work and have a family simultaneously. We need more people like Mortenson in this world!

Tammy Howard said...

Every time I go to B&N I glance at it and think, "this might be interesting" - maybe today I'll actually pick it up...

Helen McGinn said...

I shall; thank you for the recommendation. x

k a b l o o e y said...

Read my blog today, OK? Well, read today's post. I leave the time-management aspect to your discretion, but I left you a little something.