Monday, April 18, 2011

Greg Mortenson called a Liar

Greg Mortenson, the author of 2 books (both reviewed on this blog) was called a LIAR yesterday by the CBS current affairs program - 60 Minutes.   

Mortenson wrote two books about the charity for schools that he began after getting lost in the Karakoram mountains while on a climbing trip.  His charity - called Central Asia Institute  (CAI) - builds schools for rural children in Afghanistan and Pakistan.

The CBS report which aired on "60 Minutes" claimed that most of the stories Mortenson wrote about never actually happened,. And when the reporter went to visit the schools, he found them empty. There are more questions and answers from the CBS to Mortenson on the CAI website

Mortenson's books are reviewed here.

Three Cups of Tea

Stones into Schools

1 comment:

Sheila (Bookjourney) said...

I read about that in Shelf Awareness this morning.... wow huh?