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Announcing a new Meetup for Beer & Cookies Book Club!
What: Three Cups of Tea: One Man's Mission to Promote Peace One School at a Time
When: Saturday, September 11, 2010 2:00 PM
300 W 2nd St
Austin, TX 78701
by Greg Mortenson - This is an as-told-to biography of American Greg Mortenson, who has devoted his life to building schools in the remotest mountains of Pakistan. After a failed attempt to scale the earth's second highest peak, K2, he stumbles into an isolated mountain village, where he resolves to repay the generosity of the village leader and his people by building them a school. Mortenson's struggle to fulfill that promise and then committing himself to fund raising and building many more schools, for both boys and girls in this Muslim country, is the central subject of this long, well detailed book.
Rising gamely to meet all obstacles, including his own naivte, errors in judgment, and lack of financial resources, Mortenson falls back on skills and values learned as the son of Lutheran missionaries in Africa. Along the way he encounters others who have the money, the connections, and the abilities to help him on his mission, in both the U.S. and Pakistan.
Three Cups of Tea Interview
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