Three Cups Of Tea

Three Cups Of Tea

Non-Fiction, Biography & Memoir
Paperback Published on: 03/01/2008
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Synopsis

‘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, PakistanIn 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.

  • Publisher: Penguin Books Ltd
  • ISBN: 9780141034263
  • Number of pages: 368
  • Weight: 279g
  • Dimensions: 198 x 129 x 23 mm

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Three Cups Of Tea
A true story, well told
If you have any kind of interest in what was and is going on in this part of the world you will like this book. Told from the perspective of one man who ha... READ MORE
Haino1
Three Cups Of Tea
Greatly Inspiring, must read!
I have a strong interest in area's like Afghanistan and the cultures and ways of life there, therefore this book was a great choice, when one day I randoml... READ MORE
nmoore
Three Cups Of Tea
Three Cups of Tea
Buy this book, read it, pass it along... Greg Mortensen will restore your faith in the human race. A man with a passion and drive and a determination to e... READ MORE
Claire Lavelle
Three Cups Of Tea
Disappointed to learn this book should be in the 'fiction' category
I found the works of Greg Morteneson, which are told in this book, fascinating. The immense struggle this individual endured to enhance the lives of people... READ MORE
Jade  Silva
Three Cups Of Tea
A Promise Kept
The Three Cups of Tea “In Afghanistan/Pakistan We drink three cup of tea…. the first you are a stranger the second you become a friend the third you become... READ MORE
Dapo
Three Cups Of Tea
Three Cups of Tea
An excellent book, well written, and very inspiring. It shows one man's determination to make a difference in a very challenging environment.
claire stone
Three Cups Of Tea
Three Cups of Tea
I loved this book - so gripping, inspiring, easily readable and fascinating. Highly recommended!
Lindsay Eddy
Three Cups Of Tea
Three Cups of Tea
This story is very well written and that makes it easy to be drawn into the thoughts and actions of man of humanity. When you have read the book, mostly sc... READ MORE
Robert Ashworth
Three Cups Of Tea
Three Cups of Tea
I loved this book. A true story about a wonderful man and his determination to help the villagers in a remote area in Pakistan. Heartwarming and inspiring!
Margaret Hook
Three Cups Of Tea
Inspirational Read
I read this non-fiction title with a book group a few months back. WOW! A story about a driven, passionate individual who reaches out to those in need. A s... READ MORE
TaylorDundee
Three Cups Of Tea
Three Cups of Tea
An inspirational and incredible story, written superbly - a must read!
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