Three Cups Of Tea

Three Cups Of Tea

Three Cups Of Tea

  • Format: Paperback | 368 pages
  • Dimensions: 129 x 198 x 23mm | 279g
  • Publication date: 23 Jun 2009
  • Publisher: Penguin Books Ltd
  • Publication City/Country: London, United Kingdom
  • Language: English
  • Edition Statement: Repr.
  • Illustrations note: illustrations
  • ISBN10: 0141034262
  • ISBN13: 9780141034263
  • Bestsellers rank: 2,229

'Here we drink three cups of tea to do business; the first you are a stranger, the second you become a friend, and the third, you join our family, and for our family we are prepared to do anything - even die.'

Haji Ali, Korphe Village Chief, Karakoram mountains, Pakistan

In 1993, after a terrifying and disastrous attempt to climb K2, a mountaineer called Greg Mortenson drifted, cold and dehydrated, into an impoverished Pakistan village in the Karakoram Mountains. Moved by the inhabitants' kindness, he promised to return and build a school. Three Cups of Tea is the story of that promise and its extraordinary outcome. Over the next decade Mortenson built not just one but fifty-five schools - especially for girls - in remote villages across the forbidding and breathtaking landscape of Pakistan and Afghanistan, just as the Taliban rose to power. His story is at once a riveting adventure and a testament to the power of the humanitarian spirit.