Three Cups of Tea



The Inspiring Account Of One Man S Campaign To Build Schools In The Most Dangerous, Remote, And Anti American Reaches Of Asia.In April 2011, The CBS Documentary 60 Minutes Called Into Question Greg Mortenson S Work The Program Alleged Inaccuracies In Three Cups Of Tea And Its Sequel, Stones Into Schools As Well As Financial Improprieties In The Operation Of Mortenson S Central Asia Institute Questions Were Also Raised About Mortenson S Claim That He Got Lost Near K2 And Ended Up In Korphe That He Was Captured By The Taliban In 1996 The Number Of Schools The CAI Claimed To Have Built And Whether CAI Funds Had Been Used Appropriately For Mortenson S Book Tours View The Broadcast Jon Krakauer, Who Had Supported The CAI To The Tune Of 75,000, Also Questioned Mortenson S Accounts And Released His Allegations In A Lengthy Article Titled Three Cups Of DeceitThree Cups of Tea

Greg Mortenson is the co founder of nonprofit Central Asia Institute, Pennies For Peace, and co author of New York Times bestseller Three Cups of Tea www.threecupsoftea.com which has sold 3 million copies, been published in 39 countries, and a New York Times bestseller for three years since its January 2007 release, and Time Magazine Asia Book of The Year.Mortenson s new book, Stones Into Scho Greg Mortenson is the co founder of nonprofit Central Asia Institute, Pennies For Peace, and co author of New York Times bestseller Three Cups of Tea www.threecupsoftea.com which has sold 3 million copies, been published in 39 countries, and a New York Times bestseller for three years since its January 2007 release, and Time Magazine Asia Book of The Year.Mortenson s new book, Stones Into Schools Promoting Peace with Books Not Bombs, In Afghanistan and Pakistan, was released by Viking on December 1st, 2009, and debuted as 2 on the NY Times hardcover bestseller list.As of 2010, Mortenson has established over 131 schools in rural and often volatile regions of Pakistan and Afghanistan, which provide education to over 58,000 children, including 44,000 girls, where few education opportunities existed before In 2009, Mortenson received Pakistan s highest civil award, Sitara e Pakistan Star of Pakistan for his humanitarian effort to promote girls education in rural areas for fifteen years Several bi partisan U.S Congressional representatives twice nominated Mortenson for the Nobel Peace Prize in 2009 and 2010.Mortenson was born in 1957, and grew up on the slopes of Mt Kilimanjaro, Tanzania 1958 to 1973 His father Dempsey, founded Kilimanjaro Christian Medical Center KCMC www.kcmc.ac.tz a hospital, and mother, Jerene, founded the International School Moshi.He served in the U.S Army in Germany 1977 1979 , where he received the Army Commendation Medal, and later graduated from the University of South Dakota in 1983 In July 1992, Mortenson s sister, Christa, died from a massive seizure after a lifelong struggle with epilepsy on the eve of a trip to visit Dysersville, Iowa, where the baseball movie, Field of Dreams , was filmed in a cornfield.To honor his sister s memory, in 1993, Mortenson climbed Pakistan s K2, the world s second highest mountain in the Karakoram range.While recovering from the climb in a village called Korphe, Mortenson met a group of children sitting in the dirt writing with sticks in the sand, and made a promise to help them build a school.From that rash promise, grew a humanitarian campaign, in which Mortenson has dedicated his life to promote education, especially for girls, in remote regions of Pakistan and Afghanistan His work has not been without difficulty In 1996, he survived an eight day armed kidnapping by the Taliban in Pakistan Northwest Frontier Province tribal areas, escaped a 2003 firefight with feuding Afghan warlords by hiding for eight hours under putrid animal hides in a truck going to a leather tanning factory He has overcome two fatwehs from enraged Islamic mullahs, endured CIA investigations, and also received threats from fellow Americans after 9 11, for helping Muslim children with education Mortenson is entrusted to the rural communities of Afghanistan and Pakistan, where he has gained the respect of Islamic clerics, military and militia commanders, government officials and tribal chiefs from his tireless effort to champion education, especially for girls.He is married to Dr Tara Bishop, a clinical psychologist, and they live with their two children in Montana

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  • Paperback
  • 349 pages
  • Three Cups of Tea
  • Greg Mortenson
  • English
  • 12 August 2017
  • 0143038257

10 thoughts on “Three Cups of Tea

  1. says:

    Here are a few things I m suspicious of 1 A book with two authors It s kind of like having too many cooks in the kitchen 2 A book in which one of the two authors is the main subject of the book 3 A book in which even though one of the authors is the main subject of the book, the book is written in third person 4 Cultural imperialism With these four suspicions in mind, I started in on Three Cups of Tea, which was my book club s choice for this month Mortenson is a quirky do gooder who c Here are a few things I m suspicious of 1 A book with two authors It s kind of like having too many cooks in the kitchen 2 A book in which one of the two authors is the main subject of the book 3 A book in which even though one of the authors is the main subject of the book, the book is written in third person 4 Cultural imperialism With these four s...

  2. says:

    This book is driving me fricking nuts I m struggling to finish it, and can I help it if I feel like a bad person for HATING this book even though I totally support its main purpose and the mission of the subject I hope not Jeez, where do I start The writing It s terrible I am now going to randomly pick a page, any page, and find a ridiculous, klunky morsel for you Suleman sat like a smiling Buddha next to Mortensen, his arms crossed over the beginning of a pot belly or, the inspiring vi This book is driving me fricking nuts I m struggling to finish it, and can I help it if I feel like...

  3. says:

    EDIT Just so you guys all know, the word Mortenson is in the text a total of 1,943 times That s right 1,943. What I wish to do so badly to this book. 0 of 5 starsBefore I get started, I just want to say that no review I could ever write ever would ever portray how much this book sucked for me To me, Three Cups of Tea is the perfect embodiment and representation of the most tragically horrible book I ve ever read.In fact, for you today, I m going to make a list of the 10 most tragic things i EDIT Just so you guys all know, the word Mortenson is in the text a total of 1,943 times That...

  4. says:

    While it s hard to give a negative review to a book with its heart in the right place, Three Cups of Teas is so full of weaknesses it d be impossible to give it a rating with anystars In fact, the book s writing style alone is so poor, I feel generous giving it even two stars.Though the work Greg Mortenson is doing building schools in impoverished parts of Pakistan and Afghanistan sorely in need of them is certainly laudable, his mission seems ill served by Three Cups The book, While it s hard to give a negative review to a book with its heart in the right place, Three Cups of Teas is so full of weaknesses it d be impossible to give it a rating with anystars In fact, the book s writing style alone is so poor, I feel generous giving it even two stars.Though the work Greg Mortenson is doing building schools in impoverished parts of Pakistan and Afghanistan sorely in need of them is certainly laudable, his mission seems ill served by Three Cups The book, billed as being coauthored by Mortenson and David Oliver Relin but obviously written by...

  5. says:

    I m about in the middle of Three Cups of Tea by Greg Mortenson and David Oliver Relin and I m ready to quit First of all because when I just typed my first sentence here, I realized how sick I am of the words Greg Mortenson Half way through the book and the author is still immortalizing him by full name I m not a big fan of non fiction but I ve read plenty of ...

  6. says:

    It s an absolutely amazing book until you start researching the trial against Greg Mortensen and find out how much of this is ALL A LIE Ok, the whole thing read like a massive ego boost in the first place, but still the idea was hopeful.Montana s prosecuting attorney came to teach my honors Advanced Nonprofit Administration class during Mortenson s trial She wasn t allowed to give us information, but still kept saying hypothetically if one were to and we got the gist of everything.It It s an absolutely amazing book until yo...

  7. says:

    Three Cups of Tea is one of the worst books I ve ever been forced to read From the first page of this memoir, the ghostwriter s sickening tone of hero worship has Greg Mortenson healing the sick, making the lame walk, and performing superhumanly selfless acts on a daily basis since his earliest childhood Luckily, the author stops short of having Mortenson deliver his wife s baby and walking on water What was probably intended to be an uplifting tale about how even the smallest among us can ch Three Cups of Tea is one of the worst books I ve ever been forced to read From the first page of this memoir, the ghostwriter s sickening tone of hero worship has Greg Mortenson healing the sick, making the lame walk, and performing superhumanly selfless acts on a daily basis since his earliest childhood Luckily, the author stops short of having Mortenson deliver his wife s baby and walking on water W...

  8. says:

    Another book disappeared from my shelves I also read Three Cups of Deceit How Greg Mortenson, Humanitarian Hero, Lost His Way, Krakauer s excellent expose of the ego and lies of Mortenson because I had read it The book was totally self serving Mother Teresa couldn t have written better Ok I m not a fan of Mother Teresa, I m don t quite swallow whole Hitchen s The Missionary Position Mother Teresa in Theory and Practice, but close And so it is with Mortenson He turned personal charity and Another book disappeared from my shelves I also read Three Cups of Deceit How Greg Mortenson, Humanitarian Hero, Lost His Way, Krakauer s excellent expose of the ego and lies of Mortenson because I had read it The book was totally self serving Mother Teresa couldn t have written better Ok I m no...

  9. says:

    Three Cups of Tea contains a hint of a beautiful story There were parts that made me tear up Some of the parts that made me tear up were touching other parts that made me tear up were painfully written.Greg Mortenson is really an American hero His work in Pakistan and Afghanistan is truly amazing David Oliver Relin is an American journalist His work, at least on this book, is not so heroic The following are some of my favorite, terrible sentences from the book And by the time the rising Three Cups of Tea contains a hint of a beautiful story Ther...

  10. says:

    I approached this book with some reservation If nothing else several years of study in Development Studies has made me very wary of do gooders As others have noted, there is a strong element of imperialism in the idea of of an American s mission to fight terrorism and build nations and I was quite ready to be critical about it.However I am happy to admit I really enjoyed and was inspired by the book ...

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