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Greg Mortenson

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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, in
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PARADE Magazine,Sunday, November 22, 2009By Greg MortensonGreg Mortenson featured in PARADE Magazine, Sunday, 22, 2009 discusses his 17 years effor... Read more of this blog post »
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Daughter Of Destiny by Benazir Bhutto
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Excellent in terms of relating Benazir's personal feelings and emotions, but slanted in terms of Pakistan politics and her personal diatribe against President Zia, who eventually executed her father. Lots of tragedy, and insight into the dark, seedy ...more
Stones Into Schools by Greg Mortenson
"As an educator I appreciate what Greg Mortenson is doing to promote peace in Afganistan and Pakistan by helping communities build schools for their children. I thought this book more interesting than Three Cups of Tea, although I think it importan..." Read more of this review »
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"Excellent-I thought this was even better than Mortenson's first book, Three Cups of Tea. All about Mortenson's -- and the other staff of his NGO's --efforts to build schools for girls/young women in rural Afghanistan -- and later, the effects of t..." Read more of this review »
Stones Into Schools by Greg Mortenson
"This is again a wonderful book by Greg Mortenson. It points up again how a regular person can catch on to a dream and do some miraculous things. As a teacher it thrills me to think there are girls out there in some horribly remote places who are g..." Read more of this review »
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Muslim Youth by Colette Harris
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Colette Harris' book "Muslim Youth" is based on her experiences with working in the Dushanbe area (western Tajikistan) and how society, and especially the young men are adapting to changes with modernity, and also trying to continue their old traditi ...more
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This is not a book, but a map, which is one of the best of the region where I have worked for 17 years. As a child in Africa, my father frequently drew maps and had us also draw maps when we went on trips, and I've always had an appreciation for maps ...more
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“Once you educate the boys, they tend to leave the villages and go search for work in the cities, but the girls stay home, become leaders in the community, and pass on what they’ve learned. If you really want to change a culture, to empower women, improve basic hygiene and health care, and fight high rates of infant mortality, the answer is to educate girls.”
Greg Mortenson, Three Cups of Tea: One Man's Mission to Promote Peace ... One School at a Time

“When you take the time to actually listen, with humility, to what people have to say, it's amazing what you can learn. Especially if the people who are doing the talking also happen to be children.”
Greg Mortenson, Stones Into Schools: Promoting Peace With Books, Not Bombs, in Afghanistan and Pakistan

“In times of war, you often hear leaders—Christian, Jewish, and Muslim—saying, ‘God is on our side.’ But that isn’t true. In war, God is on the side of refugees, widows, and orphans.”
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Beth Hi Greg,
Thanks for befriending this fellow author on Goodreads. I enjoyed reading Three Cups of Tea.
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