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Stones into Schools: Promoting Peace with Education in Afghanistan and… (editie 2010)
door Greg Mortenson, Khaled Hosseini (Voorwoord)
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Stones into Schools: Promoting Peace with Books, Not Bombs, in Afghanistan and Pakistan door Greg Mortenson (Author)
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This story was enjoyable, educational, and inspirational, but not quite as much so as Three Cups of Tea.
some truly great and inspiring stories in this book, and I can only imagine the difficulties faced in building all these schools "at the end of the road", especially seeing how difficult it is to make a change here in Afghanistan the accomplishments are certainly commendable. Also I think the concept as a whole, of education being the answer is spot on.
However, a large majority of the book felt like "look at me, look at me", "x number of meetings in less than x number of days", only 3 hours of sleep, working to the point of collapse... Could of done without all that.
I found this book a little anti-climatic after reading "Three Cups of Tea". I believe if I hadn't already read that book, I would have found this book more engrossing. It isn't that this book wasn't good enough on its own, but more that I found it hard to top the 1st book.
Worse was finding out about a follow-up book by Jon Krakauer, "Three Cups of Deceit", in which Krakauer details financial improprieties by Mortenson, as well as explaining that many of the most dramatic stories in "Three Cups of Tea", those which make the story so compelling, were totally fabricated. Those invented stories make for a compelling book, however it becomes a letdown to find out that Mortenson diverts so much of the donated money to his personal use rather than for the students he purports to support.
I have a friend in Pakistan...thinking about making more of a contribution...it has really made me ponder.
How could a man whose success had been based on such self-effacing relief work reconcile humility with celebrity? Mr. Mortenson’s second and very different book, “Stones Into Schools,” provides an answer. As this new book’s strong, opinionated voice makes clear, he was never all that humble in the first place. And he was never shy.
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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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Dewey Decimale Classificatie (DDC)371.8234209581Social sciences Education Teachers, Methods, and Discipline Culture Studies Fagging and hazing; Bullying; German student duels
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If you read beyond the endless list of accomplishments and focus on the efforts of the people around Mortenson, inspiration can be easily found. Especially after the events of October 8th, 2005 in northern Pakistan when an earthquake rocked the landscape into rubble.
Confessional: I got a little weary of all of the "I talk" Mortenson did throughout both Three Cups of Tea and Stones into Schools. I did this, I did that. I am this. I am all that. I couldn't get the image of him riding around on a camel wearing a cape and mask out of my head. But, for all of his avarice I appreciated the exposure to the culture, operations, and obsessions of the Taliban. When you are held hostage by American news organizations you only get one side of the story and as they always say, there are three sides: your, mine, and the truth. ( )