Three Cups of Tea

Author: Greg Mortenson,David Oliver Relin

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 1101147083

Category: History

Page: 368

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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.

Three Cups of Tea: Young Readers Edition

Author: Greg Mortenson,David Oliver Relin

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 1101015217

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 240

View: 9802


This young readers edition of the worldwide bestseller Three Cups of Tea has been specially adapted for younger readers and updated by Greg Mortenson to bring his remarkable story of humanitarianism up to date for the present. Includes new photos and illustrations, as well as a special interview by Greg’s twelve-year-old daughter, Amira, who has traveled with her father as an advocate for the Pennies for Peace program for children.

Three Cups Of Tea

Author: Greg Mortenson

Publisher: Penguin UK

ISBN: 0141917946

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 368

View: 754


'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.

Three Cups of Deceit

Author: Jon Krakauer

Publisher: Anchor

ISBN: 0525565132

Category: Social Science

Page: 128

View: 5540


Greg Mortenson, the bestselling author of Three Cups of Tea, is a man who has built a global reputation as a selfless humanitarian and children’s crusader, and he’s been nominated for the Nobel Peace Prize. But, as bestselling author Jon Krakauer demonstrates in this extensively researched and penetrating book, he is not all that he appears to be. Based on wide-ranging interviews with former employees, board members, and others who have intimate knowledge of Mortenson and his charity, the Central Asia Institute, Three Cups of Deceit uncovers multiple layers of deception behind Mortenson’s public image. Was his crusade really inspired by a desire to repay the kindness of villagers who nursed him back to health when he became lost on his descent down K2? Was he abducted and held for eight days by the Taliban? Has his charity built all of the schools that he has claimed? This book is a passionately argued plea for the truth, and a tragic tale of good intentions gone very wrong. 100% of Jon Krakauer’s proceeds from the sale of Three Cups of Deceit will be donated to the “Stop Girl Trafficking” project at the American Himalayan Foundation (www.himalayan-foundation.org/live/project/stopgirltrafficking).

Quicklet on Jon Krakauer's Three Cups of Deceit (CliffsNotes-like Book Summary)

Author: Tyler Lacoma

Publisher: Hyperink Inc

ISBN: 1614648573

Category: Study Aids

Page: 27

View: 5801


ABOUT THE BOOK Like so many others, I remember reading Greg Mortenson’s revolutionary Three Cups of Tea for a college class. The book was an instant hit, both in the media and in my own mind. No one could resist its tale of compassion, adventure, and triumph, set in the exotic Far-Middle East but offering an uplifting tale in sharp contrast to news about war and conflict. Greg Mortenson himself appealed to me greatly. Who could not like a mountain-climbing humanitarian who escaped near-death to fall in love, all while creating a series of schools throughout impoverished Afghanistan and Pakistan? It was movie magic... And then it really was movie magic. Three Cups of Deceit pulled back the veil on Three Cups of Tea, revealing the lies, fabrications, and dishonesty Mortenson appears to have used when creating his adventure tale. What Three Cups of Deceit offers is a mixture of both argument and evidence. It does not come across as a separate story, but as a painful analysis of Tea and the sequel Stones into Schools. MEET THE AUTHOR Tyler Lacoma writes on business, environmental, and fitness topics, but squeezes in some time for fiction, too. He graduated from George Fox University and lives in beautiful Oregon, where he fills spaces between writing with outdoor fun, loud music, and time with family and friends. EXCERPT FROM THE BOOK The text goes on to reveal how such actions damaged the causes the CAI has tried to advance and how the organization is not as successful as Mortenson would like its supporters to believe. Krakauer also takes time to analyze Mortenson’s own mistakes, financial sloppiness, and possible motives for fictionalizing what could have been an honest account of conditions in the Himalayas. The reason, according to Deceit, is only, “To inflate the myth of Greg Mortenson.” Krakauer divides his text into three different sections, eschewing chapters for a more organic flow. At less than 80 pages long, the bulk of the book does not require frequent headings to stay readable. The first section section, titled The Creation Myth, examines the account Greg Mortenson gives in Three Cups of Tea when he first came across Haji Ali and the village of Korphe, where he was inspired to build the first school. Krakauer frequently moves back and forth between his own exposition and quotes from Tea and other pieces written by or about Mortenson to highlight the differences in fact... Buy a copy to keep reading!

Three Cups of Tea

Author: Greg Mortenson,David Oliver Relin

Publisher: Penguin UK

ISBN: 0141329009

Category: Girls' schools

Page: 207

View: 8119


One day Greg Mortenson set out to climb K2 - the world's second highest mountain - in honour of his younger sister, but when another member of his group fell ill, they turned around and Greg became lost in the mountains of Pakistan. He wandered into a poor village, where the chief and his people took him in. Moved by their kindness, Greg promised to return and build a school for the children. This is the remarkable story of how, against all the odds, Greg built not only one but more than sixty schools in Pakistan and Afghanistan, and how he dedicated his life to establishing literacy and peace, and understanding.

Text, Lies and Cataloging

Author: Jana Brubaker

Publisher: McFarland

ISBN: 1476632561

Category: Reference

Page: 166

View: 1474


What do James Frey’s A Million Little Pieces, Margaret B. Jones’ Love and Consequence and Wanda Koolmatrie’s My Own Sweet Time have in common? None of these popular books are what they appear to be. Frey’s fraudulent drug addiction “memoir” was really a semi-fictional novel, Jones’ chronicle of her life in a street gang was a complete fabrication, and Koolmatrie was not an Aboriginal woman removed from her family as a child, as in her seemingly autobiographical account, but rather a white taxi driver named Leon Carmen. Deceptive literary works mislead readers and present librarians with a dilemma. Whether making recommendations to patrons or creating catalog records, objectivity and accuracy are crucial—and can be difficult when a book’s authorship or veracity is in doubt. This informative (and entertaining!) study addresses ethical considerations for deceptive works and proposes cataloging solutions that are provocative and designed to spark debate. An extensive annotated bibliography describes books that are not what they seem.

Windows on the World: International Books for Elementary and Middle Grade Readers

Author: Rosanne Blass

Publisher: ABC-CLIO

ISBN: 1591588316

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 214

View: 2826


This resource book for librarians and teachers of elementary and middle grade readers introduces over 400 titles of books (fiction, nonfiction, and poetry) written and illustrated by international authors and illustrators. • Comprises 475 entries on recommended titles for elementary and middle grade readers with bibliographic information and annotations • Offers over 300 curriculum responses correlated to national curriculum standards related to 100 featured titles • Includes comprehensive author/title/subject index • Presents titles of books for elementary and middle grade readers with bibliographic information and annotations • An appendix lists national curriculum standards identified by nine national professional associations: American Association of School Librarians, National Council of Teachers of English, Inernational Reading Association, National Council of Social Studies, National Science Education, National Association for Music Education, National Art Education Association, National Dance Association, and American Alliance for Theatre Education

How to Make the Farm Pay

Author: Charles W. Dickerman,Charles Louis Flint

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Agriculture

Page: 790

View: 2959