Three Cups of Tea is about Greg Mortensen's dedication to improve the lives of Pakistani and Afghan people. He has built thousands of schools for girls, provided communities of people with water, and built vocational centers for women. He is an intelligent man who learned to speak three different Pakistani languages fluently in ten years. I liked how he blended into the culture by learning how to pray and how to enjoy drinking tea with people. This book describes the constant violence between the people of India and Pakistan. I am amazed by how much Mortensen has accomplished despite all that violence. This book also describes the danger in Afghanistan with all the drug smuggling and land mines. The geography of Pakistan sounnds fascinating with the mountains like K2 and Gasherbrum. I knew nothing about the culture and geography of Pakistan, so I found this book very entertaining and insightful.
This is a true story about how a mountain climber having lost his way, is rescued by the people from an obscure and isolated village high in the mountains of Pakistan. As Greg Mortenson was nursed back to health, the village chief showed him where the children had their school lessons. It consisted of a bare plot of dirt where they scratched their lessons into the dry soil. Greg was so moved that he promised he would build them a proper school. Upon returning to his home … more
This book really and truly was heart-wrenching. I cannot imagine the kind of love Mortenson had for the people in Pakistan. This book really makes a person stand back and look at what they have done with their own life. This is a good book for anyone high school age and older. It teaches a great lesson in humanity. Three Cups of Tea is not a hard read, but a good one.
I love to read new books and talk about them. I also like to listen to different kinds of music and talk about that. I am a friendly guy who likes to meet new people. I love to read books that teach me … more
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Three Cups of Tea is a New York Times bestselling book by Greg Mortenson and David Oliver Relin published by Penguin in 2006.The book describes Mortenson's transition from a mountain-climber to a humanitarian committed to reducing poverty and educating girls in Pakistan and Afghanistan. He did this by co-founding the "Central Asia Institute," which has built over 78 schools in the most remote areas of the countries.