GREG MORTENSON THREE CUPS OF TEA ONE MANS MISSION TO PROMOTE PEACE ONE SCHOOL AT A TIME PAPERBACK 2007 EDITION

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Three Cups Of Tea

Author : Greg Mortenson
ISBN : 9781101147085
Genre : History
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The astonishing, uplifting story of a real-life Indiana Jones and his humanitarian campaign to use education to combat terrorism in the Taliban’s backyard Anyone who despairs of the individual’s power to change lives has to read the story of Greg Mortenson, a homeless mountaineer who, following a 1993 climb of Pakistan’s treacherous K2, was inspired by a chance encounter with impoverished mountain villagers and promised to build them a school. Over the next decade he built fifty-five schools—especially for girls—that offer a balanced education in one of the most isolated and dangerous regions on earth. As it chronicles Mortenson’s quest, which has brought him into conflict with both enraged Islamists and uncomprehending Americans, Three Cups of Tea combines adventure with a celebration of the humanitarian spirit.
Category: History

Reading Khaled Hosseini

Author : Rebecca Stuhr
ISBN : 9780313355110
Genre : Literary Criticism
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Making Culture, Changing Society proposes a challenging new account of the relations between culture and society focused on how particular forms of cultural knowledge and expertise work on, order and transform society. Examining these forms of culturee(tm)s action on the social as aspects of a historically distinctive ensemble of cultural institutions, it considers the diverse ways in which culture has been produced and mobilised as a resource for governing populations. These concerns are illustrated in detailed case studies of how anthropological conceptions of the relations between race and culture have shaped e" and been shaped by e" the relationships between museums, fieldwork and governmental programmes in early twentieth-century France and Australia. These are complemented by a closely argued account of the relations between aesthetics and governance that, in contrast to conventional approaches, interprets the historical emergence of the autonomy of the aesthetic as vastly expanding the range of arte(tm)s social uses. In pursuing these concerns, particular attention is given to the role that the cultural disciplines have played in making up and distributing the freedoms through which modern forms of liberal government operate. An examination of the place that has been accorded habit as a route into the regulation of conduct within liberal social, cultural and political thought brings these questions into sharp focus. The book will be of interest to students and scholars of sociology, cultural studies, media studies, anthropology, museum and heritage studies, history, art history and cultural policy studies.
Category: Literary Criticism

Do Greater Things

Author : Felicia Blanco Searcy
ISBN : 9780871597762
Genre : Religion
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In John 14:12, Jesus makes it very clear that we are fully capable of repeating and surpassing everything he did. He says, "Very truly, I tell you, the one who believes in me will also do the works that I do, and in fact, will do greater works than these . . ." Do Greater Things puts in clear and compelling terms exactly who Jesus was and what it means to follow his example. The author offers nine key spiritual practices--vision, faith, prayer gratitude, forgiveness, humility, community, death and service--to help us on our way. As we develop a daily routine around the spiritual practices taught by Jesus, we awaken our own divine qualities and learn what it means to live in Christ Consciousness every day.
Category: Religion

Navigating The Research University A Guide For First Year Students

Author : Britt Andreatta
ISBN : 9780495913788
Genre : Education
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Full of practical tips and tools and useful personal advice, NAVIGATING THE RESEARCH UNIVERSITY: A GUIDE FOR FIRST-YEAR STUDENTS, 3E, provides students with a comprehensive introduction to education at a research institution. While orientation sessions and other first-year programs are designed to orient students to the many aspects of university life, this text helps them navigate the university on a daily basis. Suitable for first-year experience courses, orientation, or first-year seminars, the text is designed to support students at a broad range of research universities and gives you the flexibility to easily incorporate unique features of your own institution. Britt Andreatta helps students understand research, the role it plays in the university, and the basic methodologies used in a variety of disciplines. Andreatta also guides students in developing the skills necessary for achieving academic success, including critical thinking, thoughtful analysis, and effective writing. In addition, the text includes valuable insights into the personal and working issues students may encounter as new and aspiring members of a community of scholars. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.
Category: Education

You Should Really Write A Book

Author : Regina Brooks
ISBN : 9781250015662
Genre : Language Arts & Disciplines
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Even if you don't happen to be a celebrity, this book will teach you methods for striking publishing gold—conceptualizing, selling, and marketing a memoir—while dealing with the complicated emotions that arise during the creation of your work. If you've ever been told that "You should really write a book" and you've decided to give it a try, this book is for you. It hones in on the three key measures necessary for aspiring authors to conceptualize, sell, and market their memoirs. Written especially for those who don't happen to be celebrities You Should Really Write a Book reveals why and how so many relatively unknown memoirists are making a name for themselves. With references to more than four hundred books and six memoir categories, this is essential reading for anyone wanting to write a commercially viable memoir in today's vastly changing publishing industry. The days are long gone when editors and agents were willing to take on a manuscript simply because it was based on a "good" idea or even because it was well written. With eyes focused on the bottom line, they now look for skilled and creative authors with an established audience, too. Brooks and Richardson use the latest social networking, marketing, and promotional trends and explain how to conceptualize and strategize campaigns that cause buzz, dramatically fueling word-of-mouth and attracting attention in the publishing world and beyond. Full of current examples and in-depth analysis, this guide explains what sells and why, teaches writers to think like publishers, and offers guidance on dealing with complicated emotions—essential tools for maximizing memoir success.
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Sex And World Peace

Author : Valerie M. Hudson
ISBN : 9780231520096
Genre : Political Science
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Sex and World Peace unsettles a variety of assumptions in political and security discourse, demonstrating that the security of women is a vital factor in the security of the state and its incidence of conflict and war. The authors compare micro-level gender violence and macro-level state peacefulness in global settings, supporting their findings with detailed analyses and color maps. Harnessing an immense amount of data, they call attention to discrepancies between national laws protecting women and the enforcement of those laws, and they note the adverse effects on state security of abnormal sex ratios favoring males, the practice of polygamy, and inequitable realities in family law, among other gendered aggressions. The authors find that the treatment of women informs human interaction at all levels of society. Their research challenges conventional definitions of security and democracy and shows that the treatment of gender, played out on the world stage, informs the true clash of civilizations. In terms of resolving these injustices, the authors examine top-down and bottom-up approaches to healing wounds of violence against women, as well as ways to rectify inequalities in family law and the lack of parity in decision-making councils. Emphasizing the importance of an R2PW, or state responsibility to protect women, they mount a solid campaign against women's systemic insecurity, which effectively unravels the security of all.
Category: Political Science

3 Tassen Tee

Author : Greg Mortenson
ISBN : 3492272509
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Dies ist die bewegende Geschichte des Höhenbergsteigers Greg Mortenson: Er scheiterte dramatisch am K2, wurde von Pakistanis gerettet und gesund gepflegt. Er verspricht, zurückzukehren und eine Schule für jene zu errichten, die in dieser so unwirtlichen Welt auf über 3000 Metern am meisten entbehren: die Kinder. Und er hält Wort. Seitdem widmet er sein Leben dem Aufbau von Schulen und Krankenhäusern in Pakistan und Afghanistan.
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Auserkoren

Author : Carol Lynch Williams
ISBN : 9783641041007
Genre : Young Adult Fiction
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Unmöglich ihre Liebe, unbeugsam ihr Wille Kyra kennt nichts anderes als ihre Welt – fernab von jeder Zivilisation lebt sie mit ihrer Familie in einer Mormonen-Sekte, in der Polygamie und Zwangsheirat die Regel sind. Bisher hat Kyra die Regeln nur zögerlich hinterfragt. Doch dann soll sie einen viel älteren Mann heiraten – der zudem noch ihr Onkel ist. Dabei ist sie heimlich verliebt – in den jungen, gutaussehenden Joshua. Als ihre Wünsche den festgesetzten Rahmen ihrer Existenz sprengen, gerät alles, was ihr lieb und teuer ist, in Gefahr ...
Category: Young Adult Fiction

Tausend Strahlende Sonnen

Author : Khaled Hosseini
ISBN : 9783104030760
Genre : Fiction
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Der Weltbestseller vom Autor von ›Drachenläufer‹ und ›Traumsammler‹ Mariam ist fünfzehn, als sie aus der Provinz nach Kabul geschickt und mit dem dreißig Jahre älteren Schuhmacher Raschid verheiratet wird. Jahre später erlebt Laila, ein Mädchen aus der Nachbarschaft, ein ähnliches Schicksal. Als ihre Familie bei einem Bombenangriff ums Leben kommt, wird sie Raschids Zweitfrau. Nach anfänglichem Misstrauen werden Mariam und Laila zu engen Freundinnen. Gemeinsam wehren sie sich gegen Raschids Brutalität und planen die Flucht... Ein ergreifender Roman über das Schicksal zweier Frauen in Afghanistan, wie ihn nur einer schreiben kann: der große Geschichtenerzähler Khaled Hosseini.
Category: Fiction