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Three Cups of Tea by Greg Mortenson
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May 31, 2009

really liked it
bookshelves: book-club, non-fiction
Read in August, 2006 , read count: 1

In 1993, after a failed attempt to climb K2, Greg Mortenson's life is saved by the people of an impoverished Pakistani village.

To thank the people for their aid, Mr Mortenson vows to return to the village and build a school for the village.

He returns the US and begins his efforts to raise the money needed to build the school. It's not easy and he often despairs that he will not be able to keep his promise to the people, but eventually he raises the money and goes back to Pakistan to build the school.

Upon his arrival, he faces another obstacle -- he has the supplies, but no way to get them to the village because the existing bridge from the nearest town can't handle the materials.

Now he has to raise the funds to build the bridge.

Mr Mortenson does not let this stop him.

From this one school, Mr Mortenson has gone on to build many more schools and has devoted his life to fighting terrorism through education, specifically the education of girls. (A mission that he was in the process of developing on 9/11/2001.)

I read this book several years ago for a Diversity Book Club at work.

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