Two Mountains to Climb

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The mujahedeen had also burned our library and were outside burning our books in a small fire on the road. They kept yelling, 'These books are for the infidels and not for Muslims!' Shei had come over to where we were standing and asked me what we were going to do. I tried to be strong for both of us, but I was unable to. I tried to hold back my tears, but I couldn't. As I reached over to Shei to give him a hug, I told him we would be okay and we would learn at a new school. I knew this wasn't going to be ...

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The mujahedeen had also burned our library and were outside burning our books in a small fire on the road. They kept yelling, 'These books are for the infidels and not for Muslims!' Shei had come over to where we were standing and asked me what we were going to do. I tried to be strong for both of us, but I was unable to. I tried to hold back my tears, but I couldn't. As I reached over to Shei to give him a hug, I told him we would be okay and we would learn at a new school. I knew this wasn't going to be possible, but I had to give Shei some type of encouragement.

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  • ISBN-13: 9781615668021
  • Publisher: Tate Publishing & Enterprises, L.L.C.
  • Publication date: 7/13/2010
  • Pages: 124
  • Product dimensions: 4.90 (w) x 6.90 (h) x 0.40 (d)

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  • Posted June 17, 2010

    Truly Amazing Story for Anyone to Read

    This book will make you appreciate everything you have in life. If you liked the Kite Runner and Thousand Splendid Suns, then you will love this book. I see this book becoming a movie soon.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 13, 2010

    Eye opening book about the Real Afganistan situation before liberation

    This is an inspiring story because of the extremely difficult circumstances that this family overcame to survive in pre-liberation time in Afganistan. To know the main character not only survivied, but is now a college student in the U.S., and will become a powerful force for postive change back in his country when he returns, gives me hope.
    This is a difficult book to read because it is a tragic story. "Man's inhumanity to Man" is hard for us here in the U.S. to understand. There is so much spin that happens about Afganistan, it's hard to know what to believe. But this man's story is believeable and opens your eyes to the incredible suffering that is a part of everyday life in these countries where concepts of kindness, mercy, justice, and forgiveness is not the norm, like it is in my day to day life here in the U.S.
    The changing of hearts is what is required for true peace to happen, because to have peace without, you first have to have peace within.

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  • Posted July 13, 2010

    Awesome Book!!

    Two Mountains to climb is written from a first person narrative from an actual veteran of the war, about one man's journey through life with insurgents poised to attack at anytime. The author is able to bring this home from working to construct the government of Afghanistan. I highly recommend this material to everyone to gain deep and once in a lifetime perspective of this matter. This Book is awesome for un-biased insight into the real life trials on-going everyday in the middle east!

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  • Posted July 11, 2010

    Well Written Book!!!!

    Two Mountains to Climb is very well written and easy to follow. I thought the book was outstanding. I like how books like this one really makes you realize (WOW, I do have a great life). Great job to the author.

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  • Posted July 8, 2010

    WOW!! JUST AMAZING!!!!

    I give this book a thumbs up. I couldn't put the book down after starting to read it. I cant believe the life this kid has lived. He is a true hero. This book just as good if not better in my opinion as the Kite Runner. Just loved it.

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  • Posted July 7, 2010

    OUTSTANDING READ!!!!

    This book keep me glued to the pages from the first word. I would HIGHLY recommend this book to anyone!!!! Amazing survival story from a first hand point of view. The author knows the subject from first hand experience and has a great talent for writing!!!!
    Congrats Phil on such an amazing book!!!!

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  • Posted June 25, 2010

    A quick easy read of a very interesting and inspiring story from Afghanistan

    There are 121 total pages broken up into fifteen short chapters. The story is written in the 1st person from the perspective of an interpreter in Afghanistan who works with the US security forces and is captured and tortured by the Taliban. The author is a career US law enforcement professional who is working with the US security forces in Afghanistan and works very closely with the Afghan interpreter (Hamid). The story is an inspiring story of doing what it right despite the hardships. This is a great story and brings a very interesting perspective of the intense & complex situation in Afghanistan. This was a great read and I recommend this for anyone interested in the story of the individuals that are working hard to bring peace to the country of Afghanistan.

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  • Posted June 24, 2010

    Outstanding Read! Great Book!

    This book is so very well written. Once you start reading, you just can't stop. I read the book in one afternoon and enjoyed every minute of it. The book really shows us how lucky we have it here in the United States and how very strong human will power can be. The book also shows how important family is in a time of need and stress. I highly recommend this book to anyone looking to get an inside perspective of life in the middle east. Very easy to read and very intriguing story. Thank you Philip for making this story possible.

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  • Posted June 23, 2010

    Two Mountains To Climb- An inspiraring book. The title makes you wonder why two mountins to climb.

    I don't read books very often- but this one was different.
    This is a very inspiraring book- we don't realize what people in these other countries go through. God gives them the courage and strength to go on and achieve their goals. They stand by their family and take care of one another. Once I started reading the book- I couldn't put it down. It is a "must read book". I am going to have my 14 year old daughter read this book.

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  • Posted June 19, 2010

    Great Story/Must read!!!!

    Really like how the author put the book together. I have read it twice so far. Enjoyed it both times.

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  • Posted June 19, 2010

    Just an amazing story

    This book is a great true story. I cant believe a person can have such a positive outlook on life after what he has gone through. I would recommend this book to everyone.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 19, 2010

    WONDERFULL

    This is a story that everyone must read! It is a first hand look at what we all want to know, what is it really like to live in Afghanistan and live through the terror of the Taliban and other religious groups? I'm so grateful that Philip Keeling took the time and hard work to write this book and share the story of Hamid with the American public, you really don't want to miss this opportunity. It is well written and told through the eyes of Hamid. It will make all of us appreciate our lives here in the U.S.

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  • Posted June 20, 2010

    Great book!!!!

    I enjoyed this story. It is amazing how one can survive and have the will to move forward with a positive attitude. We could all take lessons from the main character.

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  • Posted June 21, 2010

    A must read!

    This book really touched my heart. It made me stand back and look at my own life and realize how lucky we are to live in the United States.
    The book was an easy read, spoken from Hamid's words. It was a book that I wanted to keep reading after I had put it down. Many times I won't pick a book back up again, but Two Mountains to Climb was one I had to finish. It is also a book I will read again, anytime I am feeling down on my own life. I will read it to remind myself of all of the things I am taking for granted. I was also happy to buy the book because part of the proceeds will go to Hamid. I know Hamid will do something useful to help others with his portion.

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