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Stones into Schools: Promoting Peace with Books, Not Bombs, in Afghanistan, and Pakistan

Stones into Schools chronicles Greg Mortenson’s journey into the most remote regions of Afghanistan and Pakistan to promote peace by building schools. This book, unlike Three Cups of Tea, is written in first person point of view which allows readers to fully enter Mortenson’s thoughts as he grapples with his role not only as he builds schools, focusing on girls’ education, but as he attracts rock-star crowds as the spokesperson for the CentralAsia Institute (CAI). In the beginning of the b...

Book Review Essay, Resources

Three Cups of Tea: One Man’s Mission to Promote Peace . . . One School at a Time

By GREG MORTENSON PENGUIN BOOKS, 2007 368 PAGES, ISBN: 978-0143038252, PAPERBACK Reviewed by Louise Nayer More than anything, Three Cups of Tea is about promises kept. In a world where, for many, empty words, corruption, and the pursuit of money—rather than humanitarian values—have become the norm, this book is a journey of hope, not simply imagined but realized. It is the personal journey of a rock climber, Greg Mortenson, who wanted desperately to reach the summit of K2 in Pakistan’s...

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