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This review is from: Three Cups Of Tea (Paperback)I have never said this about any book i've read.
Being half-Pakistani university student living in the UK, this book has taught me more about my mother-country of Pakistan, the power of education to overcome terrorism, and the strength of the human spirit against all odds, than I have ever known.
Greg Mortenson is an amazing person, and I say without reservation my new role model. If I can even be 1% as dedicated as he is then I will consider that an achievement. This guy went from potentially the biggest failure of his life (K2) to almost literally 'moving mountains', founding a charity and changing the face of northern Pakistan by giving the people the biggest weapon against extremist influences - an education.
In our day to day lives we take education for granted but due to the often-corrupt government of Pakistan, the country's difficult history and geographical extremities of the northern areas, these people are literally out on a limb. Somewhere in this book someone mentions that with 50 Greg Mortenson's we could give the world's children an education, which is their basic human right. I hope that from amongst the readers of this book we can get those 50 Greg Mortenson's because only with education and mutual understanding on both sides can come peace, and as the book says, our children, are the future, and our girls are the future mothers of the next generation.
Just buy it.
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Initial post: 22 Jun 2012 06:58:56 BDT
Sue Ryan says:
Thank you O Bradford for your review and your opinion and I am wondering if the world is a little on its way to finding another one of the 50. I am going to order the book on the strength of your review and I may come back to discuss more.
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