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The Resource Stones into schools : promoting peace with books, not bombs, in Afghanistan and Pakistan, Greg Mortenson

Stones into schools : promoting peace with books, not bombs, in Afghanistan and Pakistan, Greg Mortenson

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Stones into schools : promoting peace with books, not bombs, in Afghanistan and Pakistan
Title
Stones into schools
Title remainder
promoting peace with books, not bombs, in Afghanistan and Pakistan
Statement of responsibility
Greg Mortenson
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Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
In this dramatic first-person narrative, Greg Mortenson picks up where "Three Cups of Tea" left off in 2003, recounting his relentless, ongoing efforts to establish schools for girls in Afghanistan; his extensive work in Azad Kashmir and Pakistan after a massive earthquake hit the region in 2005; and the unique ways he has built relationships with Islamic clerics, militia commanders, and tribal leaders even as he was dodging shootouts with feuding Afghan warlords and surviving an eight-day armed abduction by the Taliban
Summary
Greg Mortenson picks up where Three Cups of Tea left off in 2003 with the dramatic story of his ongoing humanitarian efforts in the Middle East. Mortenson recounts his relentless labors to establish schools for girls in Afghanistan and describes his extensive work in Azad Kashmir and Pakistan after a massive earthquake hit the region in 2005. He tells of the unique ways he has built relationships with Islamic clerics, militia commanders, and tribal leaders, even as he was dodging shootouts with feuding Afghan warlords and surviving an eight-day armed abduction by the Taliban. He shares for the first time his broader vision to promote peace through education and literacy, while touching on military matters, Islam, and women. He weaves it all together with many rich stories of the people who have been involved in his remarkable two decades of work
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334456
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DLC
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Mortenson, Greg
Dewey number
371.823/4209581
Index
index present
LC call number
LC2330
LC item number
.M66 2009
Literary form
non fiction
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True
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  • Girls' schools
  • Girls' schools
  • Humanitarian assistance, American
  • Humanitarian assistance, American
  • Peace-building
  • Peace-building
  • Mortenson, Greg
  • Taliban
Target audience
adult
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promoting peace with books, not bombs, in Afghanistan and Pakistan
Label
Stones into schools : promoting peace with books, not bombs, in Afghanistan and Pakistan, Greg Mortenson
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Publication
Control code
ocn460934294
Dimensions
23 cm.
Edition
Large print ed.
Extent
607 p. (large print)
Form of item
large print
Isbn
9781410420350
Isbn Type
(lg. print : hardcover : alk. paper)
Lccn
2009043336
Other physical details
ill., maps
System control number
(OCoLC)460934294
Label
Stones into schools : promoting peace with books, not bombs, in Afghanistan and Pakistan, Greg Mortenson
Publication
Control code
ocn460934294
Dimensions
23 cm.
Edition
Large print ed.
Extent
607 p. (large print)
Form of item
large print
Isbn
9781410420350
Isbn Type
(lg. print : hardcover : alk. paper)
Lccn
2009043336
Other physical details
ill., maps
System control number
(OCoLC)460934294

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