Thursday, March 26, 2009

three cups of tea, book .. lucky

it was my first time purchasing a book via internet.
the book title is "Three Cups of Tea" 
by Greg Mortenson and David Oliver Relin.

the lucky thing is i'm the first customer of the seller. 
he said since i was the first buyer, he gave me for free. 

it's not expensive though, only US$1.61. it's a chinese version. 

The books that changed the way people think about changing the world: 
Peace Through Education

'Here we drink three cups of tea to do business; the first you are a stranger, the second you become a friend, and the third, you join our family, and for our family we are prepared to do anything - even die' - Haji Ali, Korphe Village Chief, Karakoram mountains, Pakistan. In 1993, after a terrifying and disastrous attempt to climb K2, a mountaineer called Greg Mortenson drifted, cold and dehydrated, into an impoverished Pakistan village in the Karakoram Mountains. 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 but fifty-five schools - especially for girls - in remote villages across the forbidding and breathtaking landscape of Pakistan and Afghanistan, just as the Taliban rose to power. His story is at once a riveting adventure and a testament to the power of the humanitarian spirit.

Three Cups of Tea is one of the most remarkable adventure stories of our time. Greg Mortenson’s dangerous and difficult quest to build schools in the wildest parts of Pakistan and Afghanistan is not only a thrilling read, it’s proof that one ordinary person, with the right combination of character and determination, really can change the world .’ -Tom Brokaw

"Three Cups of Tea is beautifully written. It is also a critically important book at this time in history. The governments of Pakistan and Afghanistan are both failing their students on a massive scale. The work Mortenson is doing, providing the poorest students with a balanced education, is making them much more difficult for the extremist madrassas to recruit." -Ahmed Rashid, best-selling author of Taliban: Militant Islam and Oil in Central Asia and Descent Into Chaos.


zee said...

wah sama ya bahasan kita, yg sama teh nya doang...
eniwei..... ngasih komentar panjang sih fine2 aja, as long as memang msh konek dng postingan.

O ya, buku ini mustinya ada jg kan ya di Indonesia?

tikno said...

Setuju dengan Zee, komentar yang panjang tidak masalah asal berhubungan dengan topik posting.

Wow... Anda lagi beruntung nih...
dapat buku yang bagus

Ninis said...

Saluttt ma Ci Yenni yang baca buku gak milih2... !!!