The Ultimate Greg Mortenson Quicklet Bundle

The Ultimate Greg Mortenson Quicklet Bundle

by Hyperink Publishing

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Overview

This is a discounted bundle featuring 2 Quicklets:

-Three Cups of Tea
-Three Cups of Deceit

Here are brief excerpts from each below. Buy them together and save over 50% off the combined price!

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From the Quicklet on Three Cups of Tea:

Once the Korphe school is complete, Mortenson feels as though his work is just beginning. Looking for adventure, as well as a new place to build schools, he travels to Waziristan.

There he is kidnapped and held for eight days before being released unharmed. This turn of events leads to Mortenson’s decision to focus first on building schools in Baltistan, the area of Pakistan with which he is most familiar.

Upon returning home from Pakistan, Mortenson is reminded that time doesn’t stand still during his absences: Tara gives birth to a baby girl and Hoerni is on his deathbed. Before Hoerni succumbs to cancer, though, he endows Mortenson’s Central Asia Institute with $1 million.

Over the course of the next couple of years, Mortenson continues building schools in Pakistan. In addition, he becomes dedicated to girls’ education, providing services for refugees, and bringing improved medical care to rural Pakistan.

On September 11, 2001, Mortenson is in Pakistan dedicating a new school. The 9/11 attacks mark a change in the way that Mortenson talks about his work. He tells reporters that terrorism is rooted not in Islam, but in poverty and lack of education. He believes that building schools and educating the children of Pakistan and Afghanistan is the best way to fight terrorism...

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From the Quicklet on Three Cups of Deceit:

Like so many others, I remember reading Greg Mortenson’s revolutionary Three Cups of Tea for a college class. The book was an instant hit, both in the media and in my own mind. No one could resist its tale of compassion, adventure, and triumph, set in the exotic Far-Middle East but offering an uplifting tale in sharp contrast to news about war and conflict.

Greg Mortenson himself appealed to me greatly. Who could not like a mountain-climbing humanitarian who escaped near-death to fall in love, all while creating a series of schools throughout impoverished Afghanistan and Pakistan? It was movie magic... And then it really was movie magic.

Three Cups of Deceit pulled back the veil on Three Cups of Tea, revealing the lies, fabrications, and dishonesty Mortenson appears to have used when creating his adventure tale. What Three Cups of Deceit offers is a mixture of both argument and evidence. It does not come across as a separate story, but as a painful analysis of Tea and the sequel Stones into Schools.

Product Details

BN ID: 2940014454285
Publisher: Hyperink
Publication date: 05/15/2012
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
File size: 1 MB

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