Stones into Schools

Promoting Peace with Books, Not Bombs, in Afghanistan and Pakistan
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Author(s): Greg Mortenson
Original Publish Date: Dec 01, 2009
eAudio - unabridged
Audio (11.25 hours)
Product Number: Z100095593
Released: Jun 21, 2015
Business Term: Purchase
ISBN: #9781481550178
Narrator/s: Atossa Leoni
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Description

From the author of the #1 New York Times bestseller Three Cups of Tea comes the continuing story of this determined humanitarian's efforts to promote peace through education. In this dramatic first-person narrative, Greg Mortenson picks up where Three Cups of Tea left off in 2003, recounting his relentless, ongoing efforts to establish schools for girls in Afghanistan; his extensive work in Azad Kashmir and Pakistan after a massive earthquake hit the region in 2005; and the unique ways he has built relationships with Islamic clerics, militia commanders, and tribal leaders. He shares for the first time his broader vision to promote peace through education and literacy, as well as touching on military matters, Islam, and women-all woven together with the many rich personal stories of the people who have been involved in this remarkable two-decade humanitarian effort. Since the 2006 publication of Three Cups of Tea, Mortenson has traveled across the US-and the world-to share his vision with hundreds of thousands of people. He has met with heads of state, top military officials, and leading politicians who all seek his advice and insight. The continued phenomenal success of Three Cups of Tea proves that there is an eager and committed audience for Mortenson's work and message.

Professional reviews

"Greg Mortenson continues his charitable cause, documented in THREE CUPS OF TEA, to fund and build schools in Afghanistan. His recent life, a travelogue of dangerous trips through lawless and high altitudes, becomes enriched by those of the wonderful native people who support and admire him. Everyone offers "Dr. Greg" the hospitality due a monarch. His account, written in the first person, comes from the lips of a woman, narrator Atossa Leoni. Her gentle, innocent voice doesn't fit as the mountain climber she voices but fully embodies his passion to promote female literacy. Leoni brings living color to the author's intimate descriptions of the scenery, inhabitants, and religion of the eastern Himalayas. The many tender stories proclaim the hope the author's organization brings to these communities in need. J.A.H. Winner of AudioFile Earphones Award (c) AudioFile 2010, Portland, Maine"

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