Stones Into Schools

Promoting Peace with Books, Not Bombs, in Afghanistan and Pakistan

By Greg Mortenson; Mike Bryan
(Viking, Hardcover, 9780670021154, 448pp.)

Publication Date: December 1, 2009

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Selected by Indie Booksellers for the February 2010 Indie Notables
“In Stones Into Schools Greg Mortenson brings us up to date on the progress of the Central Asia Institute's efforts to build schools in Pakistan and Afghanistan (now at over 130 schools). While reading this book produces a sense of the overwhelming obstacles and hardship faced by people in this region of the world, it also provides some wonder and hope about how much can be accomplished by so few people, with so little money.”
-- Brad, Paulina Springs Books, Sisters, OR
Selected by Indie Booksellers for the Winter 2011 Reading Group List


Description
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.



About the Author
Greg Mortenson is the cofounder of the Central Asia Institute. A resident of Montana, he spends several months of the year in Pakistan and Afghanistan.



Ivor van Heerden, a native of South Africa, is deputy director, LSU Hurricane Center; director, Center for the Study of Public Health Impacts of Hurricanes; and associate professor of civil and environmental engineering at LSU.
Mike Bryan, a native Texan, is the author of the bestselling Cal Ripken autobiography, "The Only Way I Know," along with many other books.
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