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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.

Published Works

    Three Cups of Tea: One Man's Journey to Change the World... One Child at a Time , Puffin, 2009Three Cups Of Tea - One Man's Mission To Fight Terrorism And Build Nations . . . One School At A Time , Penguin Books, 2007Listen to the Wind, Dial, 2009Three Cups of Tea , Penguin Books, 2006

Selected Titles At Your Library

Three cups of tea /
ISBN: 0142414123. OCLC Number:

Dial Books for Young Readers,. New York, N.Y. :. 2009.

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.

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

Dial Books for Young Readers,. New York :. ©2009.

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: 0143114026. OCLC Number:

Penguin Books,. New York, N.Y., U.S.A. :. 2007, ©2006.

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