Stones into Schools : Promoting Peace with Books, Not Bombs, in Afghanistan and Pakistan
From the author of the #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.
Since the 2006 publication of Three Cups of Tea, Mortenson has traveled across the U.S. and the world to share his vision with hundreds of thousands of people. He has met with heads of state, top military officials, and leading politicians who all seek his advice and insight. The continued phenomenal success of Three Cups of Tea proves that there is an eager and committed audience for Mortenson's work and message.
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1 . A must read!!
Posted October 28, 2010 by Abby , Vancouver, BCA truly inspiring story of one man's courage and determination to bring education to the far reaches of civilization. I greatly admire Dr. Greg and his dedicated team in Pakistan and Afganistan and wish them further success in the future (and hopefully, another book!!)
2 . Hope
Posted September 19, 2010 by TU , Fort CollinsThis book is full of history, adventure, sorrow, joy, pain suffering, hope, renewal and so much more. I was left feeling hope and excited for the future of the Afghani people. But sad and heartbroken at the hard work that still needs to be done. I wish this was required reading for all of the US maybe it would break down some of the barriers we have built up. My favorite quote:
“Alas, however, this was not Hollywood but Afghanistan: a place where life is often messy, confusing, and unfair - and where events almost never conform to the script that has been laid out."
3 . Awesome
Posted January 31, 2010 by JD , TorontoAfter Three Cups of Tea this book had a lot to live up to and it most certainly did. What can i say other than i wanted to leave my life behind and follow Greg into the desolate landscape of Afganistan to help in any way that i can!
November 30, 2009
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