Review of a Non-Fiction Book

1061 WordsDec 4, 20125 Pages
In Three Cups of Tea: One Man’s Mission to Promote Peace . . . One School at a Time , Greg Mortenson, and journalist David Oliver Relin, recount the journey that led Mortenson from a failed 1993 attempt to climb Pakistan’s K2, the world’s second highest mountain, to successfully establish schools in some of the most remote regions of Afghanistan and Pakistan. Three cups of tea is a good read for everyone who wants to understand more about Central Asia and be inspired by what one person can do. Unlike books like "The Kile Runner" though, Three cups of tea is a story that began before Pakistan and Afghanistan were on the average American's radar. The German-American Institute in a review of the book, "It is an inspiring example of meaningful work in an area of the world currently marked by violence and seemingly de-fronts of any political solution." (Parks, 1). This book about the exploits of Mortenson has a dual purpose. The first is the obvious, make known the character and his great life adventure. Without any Relin confess subterfuge that has been left fascinated by Mortenson and reading the book is hard not to end up doing. The second intention is politics. What began as an altruistic work became the "war on terror" of one man to warn others were building other schools: the madrasas founded with Saudi money in that way and jiahidista fundamentalist thinking. (Papel en Blanco). “If we try to resolve terrorism with military might and nothing else, then we will be no safer than we were before 9/11. If we truly want a legacy of peace for our children, we need to understand that this is a war that will ultimately be won with books, not with bombs” (Mortenson, 301). The drafters of paper, one of the best references on network literature, have published a review of the book Three Cups of Tea where you say things like this: "Greg Mortenson's story is one of those who,

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