The Resource Stones into schools : promoting peace with books, not bombs, in Afghanistan and Pakistan, Greg Mortenson

Stones into schools : promoting peace with books, not bombs, in Afghanistan and Pakistan, Greg Mortenson

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Stones into schools : promoting peace with books, not bombs, in Afghanistan and Pakistan
Title
Stones into schools
Title remainder
promoting peace with books, not bombs, in Afghanistan and Pakistan
Statement of responsibility
Greg Mortenson
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
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 even as he was dodging shootouts with feuding Afghan warlords and surviving an eight-day armed abduction by the Taliban
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DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Mortenson, Greg
Dewey number
371.823/4209581
Index
index present
LC call number
LC2330
LC item number
.M66 2006
Literary form
non fiction
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Mortenson, Greg
  • Taliban
  • Girls' schools
  • Girls' schools
  • Humanitarian assistance, American
  • Humanitarian assistance, American
  • Peace-building
  • Peace-building
Target audience
adult
Label
Stones into schools : promoting peace with books, not bombs, in Afghanistan and Pakistan, Greg Mortenson
Instantiates
Publication
Note
Includes index
Contents
The Promise -- The people at the end of the road -- The man with the broken hand -- The year zero -- The sound of peace -- Style is everything -- The seal of the Kirghiz Khan -- Qayamat ("The Apocalypse") -- A dark and distant roar -- No idea what to do -- Farzana's desks -- Sarfraz's promise -- The chance that must be taken -- The School on the Roof of the World -- An E-mail from the American colonel -- The man from the Jalozai refugee camp -- Barnstorming through Badakshan -- A meeting of two warriors -- The point of return -- The last best school -- Investing in girls' education yields high returns -- Key ingredients in successfully building girls' schools -- Take action
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xxiii, 420 p., [16] p. plates
Isbn
9780670021154
Lccn
2009030812
Other physical details
ill. (some col.)
System control number
in017146599
Label
Stones into schools : promoting peace with books, not bombs, in Afghanistan and Pakistan, Greg Mortenson
Publication
Note
Includes index
Contents
The Promise -- The people at the end of the road -- The man with the broken hand -- The year zero -- The sound of peace -- Style is everything -- The seal of the Kirghiz Khan -- Qayamat ("The Apocalypse") -- A dark and distant roar -- No idea what to do -- Farzana's desks -- Sarfraz's promise -- The chance that must be taken -- The School on the Roof of the World -- An E-mail from the American colonel -- The man from the Jalozai refugee camp -- Barnstorming through Badakshan -- A meeting of two warriors -- The point of return -- The last best school -- Investing in girls' education yields high returns -- Key ingredients in successfully building girls' schools -- Take action
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xxiii, 420 p., [16] p. plates
Isbn
9780670021154
Lccn
2009030812
Other physical details
ill. (some col.)
System control number
in017146599

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