As with many other books we recommend to patrons, you will likely have to wait to get Three Cups of Tea: One Man’s Mission to Fight Terrorism and Build Nations– One School at a Time by Greg Mortenson (371.822 MOR ). But the wait is worth it.
Greg Mortenson’s story begins in 1993 with a failed climb of Pakistan’s treacherous K2. The oxygen deprived Mortenson fell seriously ill and lived only because he was found and nursed back to health by residents of a remote Pakistani village. Mortenson determined shortly after to build a school for the village children. He has since dedicated his life to community based education in remote mountain regions of Pakistan and Afghanistan.
The story is true and one of the most hopeful, inspiring stories I have read in years. Greg Mortenson’s is the face I wish each of the world’s citizen’s would associate with America.
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