Charlie Wilson's War: The Extraordinary Story of How the Wildest Man in Congress and a Rogue CIA Agent Changed the History

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"A vivid narrative. . . . Charlie Wilson's War is a behind-the-scenes chronicle of a program that is still largely classified. . . . In its time there was little dispute that the covert war was one of the most successful C.I.A. operations ever undertaken. . . . Few people who remember Wilson's years in Washington would discount even the wildest tales." --David Johnston, "The New York Times Book Review"
"Irresistible. . . . [A] thoroughly reported, painstakingly detailed and calmly written account. . . . The story of this odd and world-shaping partnership really can't be believed until Crile and his thorough reporting gradually make it clear that yes, it all really happened. Crile also sketches a variety of other figures in this drama with an eye for what makes them strange and interesting." --Steve Kettman, "The San Francisco Chronicle"
"Charlie Wilson's War is one of the most important books ever written about U.S. government covert operations. . . . [It's] such a sprawling tale that describing it adequately in a brief review is daunting." --Steve Weinberg, "The Seattle Times"
"Vibrant storytelling. . . . Crile reveals in extraordinary detail the over-the-top, under-the-table machinations of Wilson, one of Capitol hill's ablest political bulldozers, as he spearheaded what eventually became known as the Soviets' Vietnam. . . . [Charlie Wilson's War] offer[s] an entirely new take on Reagan-era history with international sweep and modern implications, neatly laid over the intriguing, untold inner workings of [the CIA]." --Jan Jordan, "The Houston Chronicle"
"[A] glowing account. . . . Crile is . . . an exhuberant Tom Clancy-type enthusiast for the Afghan caper. . . . Criles account is important, if appalling, precisely because it details how a ruthless ignoramus congressman and a high-ranking CIA thug managed to hijack American foreign policy." --Chalmers Johnson, "The Los Angeles Times Book Review"
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A bestseller in hardcover, "Charlie Wilsons War" tells what became of the largest covert operation in history. Moving from the back rooms of the Capitol to arms-dealer conventions to the Khyber Pass, this is a compulsively readable account of the inside workings of the CIA.

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