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Three Cups of Tea

One Man's Mission to Fight Terrorism and Build Nations-- One School at A Time

Mortenson, Greg

(Book Club Kit - 2006)
Average Rating: 3.5 stars out of 5.
Three Cups of Tea
Publisher: New York : Viking, 2006
Branch Call Number: 371.822 MORTENS
Characteristics: 10 books (349 p., [16] p. of plates; ill., maps ; 25 cm.), 1 reading guide
Additional Contributors: Relin, David Oliver


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A patron review from the Adult Summer Game: "While this was an okay read- definitely not one of those "can't put it down" books. Its got a good concept and some very interesting facts of culture and language. Sometimes hard to understand."

For those of you who believe the story of Greg Mortenson read "Three cups of Deceit" by Jon Krakauer. It explains the false stories written by Greg Mortenson, the poorly run orgainization he oversees and the schools build on funds raised sitting empty.

a very good book and how one person can really make a difference in this world

Jun 22, 2013
  • WVMLBookClubTitles rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

This is the true story of Mortenson’s work building schools in remote villages in Pakistan. A trained nurse, mountaineer, natural linguist and diplomat moves from a lost climber who promises a school to one small village, to a major player in promoting peace through education in Pakistan and Afghanistan. It is an inspiring account of what one humble person can do and is good reading for anyone who wants to understand more about Central Asia.

Aug 22, 2012
  • meiten rated this: 1 stars out of 5.

I was distressed when praising this book to learn what Loreen and other person wrote here. PLEASE INDICATE ON THE LIBRARY BOOK BEING CIRCULATED THAT IT IS NOT TRUE in consideration of those who like me have not heard about the fraud. Thank you August 22, 2012

I have read that this is all false.
See Come From the Shadows by Terry Glavon

Dec 01, 2011
  • piank rated this: 4.5 stars out of 5.

Greg Mortenson has probably done more for girls education then any other person, reading the book was highly enjoyable.

There are some questions on how much success greg has accomplished and there are some indications that there are more setbacks, but we are looking at a Herculean task, and no question that Greg has done more then anyone else to complete this task.

Aug 22, 2011
  • vwruleschick rated this: 3 stars out of 5.

About a man who is passionate in helping children in Pakistan and Aghanistan by educating to them, as well as, women to ensure healthier lives so that the kids live long enough to attend school and learn how to read and do math, etc in a safe environment.

Reading the book, I enjoyed it knowing it was a memoir of this person's life and the interesting people he meets. It was written well with inspiration and good intentions, however after reading it, I found out the controversy surrounding the author and the credibility of his story. So I am rating it 3 stars

I heard hes in questioning to see if half of what he wrote is actually true

Three Cups of Tea is the story of how one man made a difference in the lives of many through perseverance and the sheer force of his will. Greg Mortenson was a determined mountain climber who made a fundamental error when descending from a climb on K2. Having lost his way, he eventually ended up in a village whose members nursed him back to health and offered him a level of hospitality he had never before experienced. This profound incident moved Mortenson to make a vow that he would build a school for that village to ensure its future survival and prosperity. This book is a memoir of the events leading up to that first school and the many more that came after it. The work Mortenson does takes a political turn after the events of 9/11, when the eyes of the world turned upon the region of Pakistan and Afghanistan. Mortenson continued his work while trying to explain to a Western public not only what he was doing, but why it should matter to the rest of us. It is a heart-warming tale of an inexperienced fund raiser determined to make a difference.

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