David Oliver Relin

David Oliver Relin was an American journalist and co-author of the New York Times bestselling book 'Three Cups of Tea,' which he co-wrote with Greg Mortenson. The book details Mortenson's campaign to build schools for girls in remote regions of Pakistan and Afghanistan. Relin's work on the book earned him widespread acclaim, but also controversy when questions were raised about the accuracy of some of its content. Despite the controversy, Relin's contribution to raising awareness about education in underdeveloped regions is notable. He was born on December 12, 1962, and passed away on November 15, 2012.


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  1. 1. Three Cups of Tea

    The book tells the true story of a man who, after a failed attempt to climb K2, the world's second highest mountain, is taken in by the people of a small village in Pakistan. Touched by their kindness and noticing their lack of educational facilities, he promises to build them a school. The story follows his journey of fulfilling this promise, which expands into a mission to build schools, especially for girls, in remote regions of Pakistan and Afghanistan, despite numerous challenges, including financial struggles, cultural barriers and threats from the Taliban.