"It is not often that a sense of beauty and humanity creep into chronicles about so-called war zones like Afghanistan. Perhaps this is the real beauty of THREE CUPS OF TEA: Mortenson's mission is a relentlessly positive one, and his ability to reveal the beauty and refuse to accept the brutal reality around him is an inspiring, heroic, and at times even crazy pursuit for the positive to become the norm in places that have taken their fair share of neglect."Three Cups of Tea: One Man's Mission to Promote Peace . . . One School at a Time, Unabridged was published 2006 under ISBN 9781400102518 and ISBN 1400102510.