New York : Penguin Books, 2007 *** Book Discussion books check out for 6 weeks with no renewals ***
349 p.,  p. of plates : ill., maps ; 22 cm ISBN/ISSN:
9780143038252 (pbk), 0143038257 (pbk), 9780670034826, 0670034827, Language:
Originally published in the USA by Viking Penguin, 2006
One man's campaign to build schools in the most dangerous, remote, and anti-American reaches of Asia: in 1993 Greg Mortenson was an American mountain-climbing bum wandering emaciated and lost through Pakistan's Karakoram. After he was taken in and nursed back to health by the people of a Pakistani village, he promised to return one day and 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. In a region where Americans are often feared and hated, he has survived kidnapping, death threats, and wrenching separations from his wife and children. But his success speaks for itself--at last count, his Central Asia Institute had built fifty-five schools.--From publisher description
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