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Individual Author Record

General Information

Name:  Greg Mortenson  

Pen Name: None



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Illinois Connection

Mr. Mortenson received honorary degree from Loyola University in Chicago, Ilinois in 2009.

Biographical and Professional Information

Mortenson served in the U.S. Army in Germany from 1975 to 1977 as a medic, receiving the Army Commendation Medal. After his discharge, he attended Concordia College, Moorhead from 1977 to 1979 on an athletic (football) scholarship. As of 2010, Mortenson has established or significantly supports 171 schools in rural and often volatile regions of Pakistan and Afghanistan, which provide education to over 64,000 children, including 54,000 girls, where few education opportunities existed before.

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Selected Titles At Your Library

Listen to the wind :
ISBN: 9780616688472. OCLC Number: 1011700667

CNIB,. .

We are the children of Korphe, Pakistan. Not so long ago we had our lessons outside, and we learned to write with sticks, on the ground. But then Dr. Greg came to our village, and he listened to the wind Grades K-3. 2009.

Listen to the wind :
ISBN: 0803730586. OCLC Number: 213765793

Dial Books for Young Readers,. .

Tells the true story of a man who became lost and delirious after an unsuccessful trek to the top of K2, was saved by the locals of a remote Himalayan village, and kept his vow to return one day to build them a new school as a gesture of sincere appreciation and gratitude for what they did for him in his time of need.

Three cups of tea
ISBN: 9780142414125. OCLC Number: 300031791

Dial Books for Young Readers,. .

A middle-grade adapted version of the New York Times bestseller about humanitarianism and providing Muslim children around the world with an education is enhanced with photos, maps, illustrations, and a special afterword by the author's daughter who worked with him as an advocate for the Pennies for Peace program.

Three cups of tea :
ISBN: 9781400122516. OCLC Number: 222351537

Tantor Media,. .

The inspiring account of one man's campaign to build schools in the most dangerous, remote, and anti-American reaches of Asia.

Three cups of tea :
ISBN: 0143114026. OCLC Number: 243472081

Penguin Books,. .