Three Cups of Tea

Three Cups of Tea

One Man’s Mission to Promote Peace…One School at a Time

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  • Hardcover
  • ISBN 9780670034826
  • 352 Pages
  • Viking
  • Adult


In 1993, following a failed attempt to ascend K2, Greg Mortenson was inspired by a chance encounter with impoverished mountain villagers in Pakistan and promised to build them a school. From that rash, earnest promise grew one of the most incredible humanitarian campaigns of our time—Mortenson’s one-man mission to counteract extremism by building schools, especially for girls, throughout the breeding ground of the Taliban.

Award-winning journalist David Oliver Relin has collaborated on this spellbinding account of Mortenson’s incredible accomplishments in a region where Americans are often feared and hated. Over the following decade Mortenson built not just one but fifty-five schools. Three Cups of Tea is at once an unforgettable adventure and the inspiring story of how one man really is changing the world—one school at a time.

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Three Cups of Tea

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Written by: Greg Mortenson, Written by: David Oliver Relin


Banff Mountain Book Festival Award – finalist
Dayton Literary Peace Prize for Nonfiction – winner
Kiriyama Prize for Nonfiction – winner
Mom’s Choice Award Nominee – winner
Montana Book Award – winner
Pacific Northwest Booksellers Association – Nonfiction Award – winner
Time Magazine Asia Book of The Year – winner


“Greg Mortenson’s dangerous and difficult quest . . . is not only a thrilling read, it’s proof that one ordinary person, with the right combination of character and determination, really can change the world.”-Tom Brokaw

“An inspiring chronicle . . . this is one protagonist who clearly deserves to be called a hero.”-People

“Mortenson’s mission is admirable, his conviction unassailable, his territory exotic.”-The Washington Post