Three Cups Of Tea

I've just come back from holiday. Whilst there my Mother in Law lent me this book. Basically the author (Greg Mortissan) failed to climb K2 and wandered upon a village where the locals saved his life. He noticed that this place was pretty much cut off from the rest of the world and promised that he would build the village a school in return for them saving his life. The book documents the story of him securing funding for the school and him subsequently building more schools in northern Pakistan and Afghanistan.

I was quite impressed by what this man has managed to achieve and his belief that education is the key to beating the Taliban. This book is definately worth a read.
It comes very highly recommended on the small wars blogsite as well. I am waiting for my copy to arrive c/o amazon! :D :D