9780786259700

Charlie Wilson's War: The Extraordinary Story of the Largest Covert Operation in History

Crile, George

ISBN 10: 0786259701 / 0-7862-5970-1
ISBN 13: 9780786259700
Publisher: Thorndike Press
Publication Date: 2003
Binding: Hardcover
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A Blackstone Audie® Award Winner

Charlie Wilson's War is the untold story of the last battle of the Cold War and how it fueled the rise of militant Islam. Charlie Wilson, a maverick congressman from east Texas, conspired with a rogue CIA operative to launch the biggest, meanest, and most successful covert operation in the Agency's history.

In the early 1980s, after a Houston socialite turned Wilson's attention to the ragged Afghan freedom fighters who continued to fight the Soviet invaders despite overwhelming odds, the congressman became passionate about their cause and procured hundreds of millions of dollars to support the mujahideen.

Moving from the back rooms of the Capitol, to secret chambers at Langley, to arms-dealers conventions, to the Khyber Pass, Charlie Wilson's War is a detailed and brilliantly reported account of the inside workings of the CIA.


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