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Stones Into Schools: Promoting Peace with Books, Not Bombs, in Afghanistan and Pakistan

 
 
Author
Greg Mortenson, with Mike Bryan.
Publisher Penguin  
Format paperback
Product Dimensions 7.75 x 5.05 x 1.1 inches
ISBN 9780141047140
Pages/Publication Date 420/2009
Daedalus Item Code 50737
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"[Greg] Mortenson's best-seller Three Cups of Tea introduced his commitment to peace through education and became a book-club phenomenon. He now continues the story of how the Central Asia Institute (CAI) built schools in northern Afghanistan.... New faces join Mortenson's loyal 'Dirty Dozen' as they carefully plot a course of school-building through the Badakshan province and Wakhan corridor. Mortenson also shares his friendships with U.S. military personnel, including Admiral Mike Mullen, and the warm reception his work has found among the officer corps. The careful line CAI threads between former mujahedin commanders, ex-Taliban and village elders, and the American soldiers stationed in their midst is poetic in its political complexity and compassionate consideration. Using schools not bombs to promote peace is a goal that even the most hard-hearted can admire, but to blandly call this book inspiring would be dismissive of all the hard work that has gone into the mission in Afghanistan as well as the efforts to fund it. Mortenson writes of nothing less than saving the future, and his adventure is light years beyond most attempts."Booklist (starred review)
 
 
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