Three Cups of Tea
I thought I blogged about this earlier this year... but I can't find it... (the memory is the 2nd thing to go!) =P
It was an interesting read, and though it's a little bit dated (written for the most part pre 9-11) it still gives insights into the landscape in Pakistan (socially, psychologically, fundamentally). And since the ISI helped most of the Al Queda leadership escape from Afghanistan into the Pakistani FATA (Federally Administered Tribal Areas) with the green lighting of Tommy Franks and Dick Cheney, this book tells the story about what FATA USED TO be like, before 9-11. Mortenson as former climber, nurse, army private, turned into school builder, philanthropist, girl's education advocate.
1 year ago