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The Discarded Image: An Introduction to Medieval and Renaissance Literature (Canto)
C.S. Lewis
Boys and Girls Learn Differently!: A Guide for Teachers and Parents
Michael Gurian, Terry Trueman, Patricia Henley
Ambition and Survival: Becoming a Poet
Christian Wiman
Deep River: The Life and Music of Robert Shaw
Keith C. Burris
Daring, Trusting Spirit
John De Gruchy
The Vatican Diaries: A Behind-the-Scenes Look at the Power, Personalities, and Politics at the Heart of the Catholic Church
John Thavis
The Whisperers: Private Life in Stalin's Russia
Orlando Figes

Three Cups of Deceit: How Greg Mortenson, Humanitarian Hero, Lost His Way (Kindle Single)

Three Cups of Deceit: How Greg Mortenson, Humanitarian Hero, Lost His Way - Jon Krakauer This is a pretty short book, and a quick read. I've been reading about the world in the Middle East, its history and religion, and stumbled across this book. I have heard, of course, of Greg Mortenson who wrote "Three Cups of Tea". In Mortenson's book, he describes his experiences in Pakistan and Afghanistan that resulted in his desire to build schools in those areas. He created a charity called "Central Asia Institute" to carry out that altruistic plan to build schools for children.Krakauer wrote this book to expose the known lies and misinformation that Mortenson has perpetuated. Krakauer himself was a supporter of CAI and of the work Mortenson purported to be doing. However after finding more details out from CAI staff and directors who resigned, the author began his own work in tracking down what was true and what was not. Sadly, Mortenson himself turns out to be an autocratic dictator, accountable to no one, and with no clear work accomplished in central Asia.