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

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9781433204128: Charlie Wilson's War: The Extraordinary Story of the Largest Covert Operation in History
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Follows the work of the east Texas congressman and House Defense Appropriation Committee member to fund the arming of the Mujahideen after the Soviet invasion of Afghanistan in 1979, citing his controversial habits, passion to support Pakistan, and friendship with President Zia. Reissue. (A Universal Pictures film, directed by Mike Nichols, written by Aaron Sorkin, releasing Fall 2007, starring Tom Hanks, Julia Roberts, & Philip Seymour Hoffman) (History -- United States)

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"Put the Tom Clancy clones back on the shelf; this covert-ops chronicle is practically impossible to put down." --Publishers Weekly

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