Stones into Schools

Author(s): Greg Mortenson

Memoir

From the author of the phenomenal No.1 bestseller Three Cups of Tea, the continuing story of this determined humanitarian's efforts to promote peace through education. In this dramatic first-person narrative, Greg Mortenson picks up where Three Cups of Tea left off in 2003, recounting his relentless, ongoing efforts to establish schools for girls in Afghanistan; his extensive work in Azad Kashmir and Pakistan after a massive earthquake hit the region in 2005; and the unique ways he has built relationships with Islamic clerics, militia commanders, and tribal leaders even as he was dodging shootouts with feuding Afghan warlords and surviving an eight-day armed abduction by the Taliban. He shares for the first time his broader vision to promote peace through education and literacy, as well as touching on military matters, Islam, and women - all woven together with the many rich personal stories of the people who have been involved in this remarkable two-decade humanitarian effort.

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Product Information

General Fields

  • : 9780670918720
  • : Penguin Putnam Inc
  • : Viking Press Inc
  • : December 2009
  • : 230mm X 152mm
  • : United States
  • : books

Special Fields

  • : Greg Mortenson
  • : Paperback
  • : 1
  • : 371.822095491
  • : 420