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FREE DOWNLOAD ´ Three Cups of Tea Ntaineer who following a 1993 climb of Pakistan’s treacherous K2 was inspired by a chance encounter with impoverished mountain villagers and promised to build them a school Over the next decade he built fifty five schools especially for girls that offer a balanced educat. While it s hard to give a negative review to a book with its heart in the right place Three Cups of Teas is so full of weaknesses it d be impossible to give it a rating with any stars In fact the book s writing style alone is so poor I feel generous giving it even two starsThough the work Greg Mortenson is doing building schools in impoverished parts of Pakistan and Afghanistan sorely in need of them is certainly laudable his mission seems ill served by Three Cups The book billed as being coauthored by Mortenson and David Oliver Relin but obviously written by Relin alone is so worshipful of Mortenson and the work he has done the reader almost begins to feel Relin is being defensive Did someone at one time attack Mortenson s good name Is this the defense s argument It seems that on almost every other page Relin rolls out yet another person Into Thin Air author Jon Krakauer Congresswoman Mary Bono people Mortenson s worked with to talk about how wonderful a person he is how deserving he is of the Nobel Peace PrizeBeyond that there s simply not enough material here for a full length book Entire sections feel like padding that do nothing than get the story to book length Pages and pages about a failed relationship Mortenson had before he met his wife for instance are almost entirely tangential The story would have made a good profile in The New Yorker or The New York Times Magazine but there s simply not enough material here to justify a 350 page bookIt also doesn t help that there s almost nothing here about how the education Mortenson s schools are giving to boys and girls is actually affecting life in their villages or if it is Granted it s probably too early to see many results but is that not also an argument that this story is not uite book worthy Maybe Mortenson and Relin needed to wait another 10 years before telling their storySo far though I ve ignored Three Cups s writing Bad and often inappropriate puns failed attempts to be poetic and clunky overwrought sentences make the book particularly hard to get through It got to the point that I began writing down particularly egregious sentences Here are a few from my notesMortenson sat on a boulder and drank from his water bottle until it was empty But he couldn t drink in enough of this settingAs they drove past the scale model of the mountain where Pakistan had detonated its Muslim Bomb Mortenson told his friend and fixer about the explosion of support Americans had provided for the CAI Get it Bomb explosion Feel free to groanHe leaned over the side of the truck to reuest a stop and saw the top of the bearish assistant s close cropped head stretching out the window and beyond it straight down fifteen hundred feet to the bottom of the rocky gorge where a coffee colored river foamed over boulders Wow the assistant s head stretched down fifteen hundred feet to the bottom of the gorge Tell me about this guy When Haji Ali handed him a cup of butter tea Mortenson drank it with something similar to pleasure So it wasn t pleasure then What is this something that s similar to pleasureThe widely spaced streams of tracers leaped across the road like ellipses But to Mortenson who wouldn t learn his friends had survived until the following week when he returned to Kabul they looked like uestion marks Talk about tortured metaphors OuchThis may seem like nitpicking but these types of sentences occur throughout the whole book I easily filled five pages of a small notepad with only the worst of the worst Mortenson s story is worth telling but I wish he d found a better way and a better writer to tell it

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FREE DOWNLOAD ´ Three Cups of Tea Ion in one of the most isolated and dangerous regions on earth As it chronicles Mortenson’s uest which has brought him into conflict with both enraged Islamists and uncomprehending Americans Three Cups of Tea combines adventure with a celebration of the humanitarian spir. I approached this book with some reservation If nothing else several years of study in Development Studies has made me very wary of do gooders As others have noted there is a strong element of imperialism in the idea of of an American s mission to fight terrorism and build nations and I was uite ready to be critical about itHowever I am happy to admit I really enjoyed and was inspired by the book As Relin writes Supposedly objective reporters are at risk of being drawn into his orbit The time I spent watching Mortenson work the convinced I became that I was in the presence of something extraordinary Mortenson appears to have a genuine humanitarian motivation and a deep affection for the people he works withI was surprised as I read the book to note that many of the paper lessons I learned about doing development were the lessons Mortenson learned through his work and his mistakes Participation is one of the biggest buzzwords in development today and this is what Mortenson learned and one hopes how CAI continues to practise This is what the three cups of tea is all about I do however a have a few niggles with the book While acknowledging it was never written as a academic text I found the overwhelming positivity somewhat unrealistic Whereever outsiders come in to do development or aid work there are both positive and negative conseuences one just hopes the positive outweigh the negative I believe in this case it does but a rounded discussion of the work would have been goodAnd there is possibly unavoidably a touch of imperialism Mortenson is American He started out as a penniless individual who wanted to help but he now leads a growing organisation with a significant budget I hope he continues to maintain the relationships that take this organisation above being just another development projectOverall I highly recommend this book taken with just the tinest little grain of salt to aid digestion Its OK Not to Share and Other Renegade Rules for Raising Competent and Compassionate Kids genuine humanitarian motivation and a deep affection for the people he works withI was surprised as I read the book to note that many of the paper lessons I learned about doing development were the lessons Mortenson learned through his work and his mistakes Participation is one of the biggest buzzwords in development today and this is what Mortenson learned and one hopes how CAI continues to practise This is what the three cups of tea is all about I do however a have a few niggles with the book While acknowledging it was never written as a academic text I found the overwhelming positivity somewhat unrealistic Whereever outsiders come in to do development or aid work there are both positive and negative conseuences one just hopes the positive outweigh the negative I believe in this case it does but a rounded discussion of the work would have been Silver Borne goodAnd there is possibly unavoidably a touch of imperialism Mortenson is American He started out as a penniless individual who wanted to help but he now leads a Guilt growing organisation with a significant budget I hope he continues to maintain the relationships that take this organisation above being just another development projectOverall I highly recommend this book taken with just the tinest little A Kite for Moon grain of salt to aid digestion

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FREE DOWNLOAD ´ Three Cups of Tea The astonishing uplifting story of a real life Indiana Jones and his humanitarian campaign to use education to combat terrorism in the Taliban’s backyardAnyone who despairs of the individual’s power to change lives has to read the story of Greg Mortenson a homeless mou. Here are a few things I m suspicious of1 A book with two authors It s kind of like having too many cooks in the kitchen 2 A book in which one of the two authors is the main subject of the book 3 A book in which even though one of the authors is the main subject of the book the book is written in third person 4 Cultural imperialism With these four suspicions in mind I started in on Three Cups of Tea which was my book club s choice for this month Mortenson is a uirky do gooder who commits himself to building schools in Pakistan and Afghanistan in order to educate the poor especially the girls who are so often lost in the rural mountains of these isolated areas He started his uest after stopping in a small village after failing to climb K2 in the early 1990s and since then has built over 50 schools health centers and women s centersThere were lots of things I liked about this book First off I love reading adventure stories about far away places and learning about the variety of cultures in Islamic Pakistan and various other stans was enough to pull me all the way through the book I also love reading about single minded esoteric people with crazy missions who stop at nothing to accomplish their goals Thirdly I love the idea of fighting the war on terror through education instead of fighting it seems like it will be successful long term and way less expensive not to mention way way less violentI m not sure I was so hot on the book itself the writing wasn t interesting and it had so many chances to be and importantly the book was terribly skewed in Mortenson s direction He s referred to as a hero at least a few times a chapter and praised non stop by the people around him Only smaller sub prose hints clue you in to the real negative stuff which I m as interested in as the positive stuff Mortenson is kind of crazy and obsessed he has trouble with delegating jobs to people and handling money he unapologetically spends months and months away from his family in Montana He seems to be hurting his health in order to continue with his causeNow I think these negatives could have been dealt with well by the authors I don t think any hero is all good or absolutely flawless In fact most people who have ever accomplished great things have than his or her share of weirdo personal problems I would have loved for the book to explore his flaws in light of his accomplishments instead of brushing his flaws to the side and dropping the Hero bomb over and over againBy the end of the book I felt pretty good about his mission in general thought I haven t taken any developmental studies classes and I don t know much about rural development but I can t see how building schools and educating girls could possibly hurt anything I was impressed by the way Mortenson adapted to the Islamic culture learning the languages dressing the part and even learning to pray to Allah He didn t seem into forcing Western ideas onto the villages beyond simple wants to educate and eualizeMore than that though I was interested in learning about how the Taliban is using the same tactics as Mortenson in order to win support in these rural areas and they are winning They have already established tons of schools called madrassas in these places barring women and teaching only Islam and warfare They also offer something that is rare in these isolated areas paid employment If Mortenson is right giving these people options other than joining the Taliban and giving them schools where you learn basic skills instead of extremist propaganda might be the best step toward a long term solution for everyone


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  • Paperback
  • 349
  • Three Cups of Tea
  • Greg Mortenson
  • English
  • 16 June 2020
  • 9780143038252