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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 Expand for more information

Titles At Your Library

Three Cups of Tea: One Man's Journey to Change the World... One Child at a Time (Young Reader's Edition)
ISBN: 0142414123

Puffin Books. 2009

This young readers edition of the worldwide bestseller Three Cups of Tea has been specially adapted for younger readers and updated by Greg Mortenson to bring his remarkable story of humanitarianism up to date for the present. Includes new photos and illustrations, as well as a special interview by Greg’s twelve-year-old daughter, Amira, who has traveled with her father as an advocate for the Pennies for Peace program for children.

Three Cups Of Tea - One Man's Mission To Fight Terrorism And Build Nations . . . One School At A Time

Penguin Books. 2007


Listen to the Wind: The Story of Dr. Greg & Three Cups of Tea (Rise and Shine)
ISBN: 0803730586

Dial Books. 2009

Greg Mortenson stumbled, lost and delirious, into a remote Himalayan village after a failed climb up K2. The villagers saved his life, and he vowed to return and build them a school. The remarkable story of his promise kept is now perfect for reading aloud. Told in the voice of Korphe’s children, this story illuminates the humanity and culture of a relevant and distant part of the world in gorgeous collage, while sharing a riveting example of how one person can change thousands of lives.

Three Cups of Tea
ISBN: 0143114026

Penguin Books. 2006

Almost like new except for the top of the spine that has punctures, inside pages are in good condition

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