Updated on August 23, 2010
Three Cups of Tea: One Man’s Mission to Promote Peace… One School at a Time
Three Cups of Tea by Greg Mortenson and David Oliver Relin covers the heroic story of Greg Mortenson’s efforts to educate the children of rural Pakistan and Afghanistan. Mortenson has done more to bring understanding and peace to the region than any one else has cared to do. He has followed through on promises to help those that the US government never intended to keep.
Mortenson, a mountain climber was welcomed in to a part of the world were few Americans venture after a failed attempt on K2. After participating in a successful rescue attempt that ends his chance for a summit he becomes lost in one of the most unforgiving regions in the world. attempt he bHe is taken in and cared for by the Balti people of rugged Northern Pakistan. He was cared for in a village called Korphe where he makes a promise to return and build a school. Little does he know that this is the beginning of a journey that will last a lifetime.
“Thrilling… proof that one ordinary person, with the right combination of character and determination, really can change the world.” -Tom Brokaw
“Three Cups of Tea is a beautifully written. It is also a critically important book at this time in history. The governments of Pakistan and Afghanistan are both failing their students on a massive scale. The work Mortenson is doing, providing the poor students with a balanced education, is making them much more difficult for the extremist madrassas to recruit.” -Ahmed Rashid
“An inspiring chronicle… This is one protagonist who clearly deserves to be called a hero.” –People