One day Greg Mortenson set out to climb K2 - the world's second highest mountain - in honour of his younger sister, but when another member of his group fell ill, they turned around and Greg became lost in the mountains of Pakistan. He wandered into a poor village, where the chief and his people took him in. Moved by their kindness, Greg promised to return and build a school for the children. This is the remarkable story of how, against all the odds, Greg built not only one but more than sixty schools in Pakistan and Afghanistan, and how he dedicated his life to establishing literacy and peace, and understanding.
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In regards to the 60 Minutes episode that aired April 17, 2011: "Greg Mortenson’s work as a humanitarian in Afghanistan and Pakistan has provided tens of thousands of children with an education. 60 Minutes is a serious news organization and in the wake of their report, Viking plans to carefully review the materials with the author."
Greg Mortenson is the co-founder of the non-profit organizations the Central Asia Institute and Pennies for Peace. He has established many schools in rural and often dangerous regions of Pakistan and Afghanistan, which provide education to over 25,000 children. He survived an armed kidnapping, death threats and hate mail for helping Muslim children receive an education. While not overseas, Greg lives in Montana, USA, with his wife and two children. David Oliver Relin is the co-author of Three Cups of Tea and he has worked as both an editor and a reporter. He lives in Oregon, USA.
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Book Description Puffin, 2010. Book Condition: New. Bookseller Inventory # GH9780141329000