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Stones into Schools: Promoting Peace with Books, Not Bombs, in Afghanistan and Pakistan

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Atossa Leoni

11 Hours 15 Minutes

Penguin Audio

December 2009

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From the author of the #1 bestseller Three Cups of Tea, the continuing story of this determined humanitarian’s efforts to promote peace through education

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. He shares for the first time his broader vision to promote peace through education and literacy, as well as touching on military matters, Islam, and women—all woven together with the many rich personal stories of the people who have been involved in this remarkable two-decade humanitarian effort.

Since the 2006 publication of Three Cups of Tea, Mortenson has traveled across the U.S. and the world to share his vision with hundreds of thousands of people. He has met with heads of state, top military officials, and leading politicians who all seek his advice and insight. The continued phenomenal success of Three Cups of Tea proves that there is an eager and committed audience for Mortenson’s work and message.

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  • Anonymous

    Great book, would have given 5 stars with a male reader - it was difficult for me to picture Dan doing these things with a female voice reading.

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  • Anonymous

    This a wonderful narrative, and follows neatly after Three Cups of Tea. The author provides a lot of historical background on Afghanistan to help the reader understand the complex relationships of the area, greatly adding to the story. The only reason I did not give this a perfect 5 out of 5 stars is that it is narrated by a woman, when it is a Greg Mortenson's just felt out listening to a woman speak Greg's words.

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