October 26, 2010

Book Club: Three Cups of Tea

The Book Club will be meeting up this Monday to eat, drink, and start their conversation on their latest book: Three Cups of Tea. You’ll want to show up early so you can take advantage of a delicious happy hour!

Date: Monday, November 1
When: 6:30pm
Where: Red House Pizzeria
Email John Bagwell if you have any questions.

The astonishing, uplifting story of a real-life Indiana Jones and his remarkable humanitarian campaign in the Taliban’s backyard.

In 1993 a mountaineer named Greg Mortenson drifted into an impoverished Pakistan village in the Karakoram mountains after a failed attempt to climb K2. Moved by the inhabitants’ kindness, he promised to return and build a school. Three Cups of Tea is the story of that promise and its extraordinary outcome. Over the next decade Mortenson built not just one be fifty-five schools – especially for girls – in the forbidding terrain that gave birth to the Taliban. His story is at once a riveting adventure and a testament to the power of the humanitarian spirit.

[Photo by Leelawadee. @ Flickr]

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