The Secret History of the CIA, Afghanistan, and Bin Laden, from the Soviet Invas Ion to September 10, 2001
By (author) Steve Coll
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Ghost Wars by Steve Coll
Book DescriptionWinner of the 2005 Pulitzer Prize The explosive first-hand account of America's secret history in Afghanistan To what extent did America s best intelligence analysts grasp the rising thread of Islamist radicalism? Who tried to stop bin Laden and why did they fail? Comprehensively and for the first time, Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Steve Coll recounts the history of the covert wars in Afghanistan that fueled Islamic militancy and sowed the seeds of the September 11 attacks. Based on scrupulous research and firsthand accounts by key government, intelligence, and military personnel both foreign and American, Ghost Wars details the secret history of the CIA s role in Afghanistan (including its covert operations against Soviet troops from 1979 to 1989), the rise of the Taliban, the emergence of bin Laden, and the failed efforts by U.S. forces to find and assassinate bin Laden in Afghanistan."
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780143034667
Paperback / softback
(206mm x 139mm x 39mm)
Imprint: Penguin USA
Publisher: Penguin Putnam Inc
Country of Publication: United States
Books By Author Steve Coll
Private Empire, Paperback / softback (May 2013)
An "extraordinary" and "monumental" expos of Big Oil from two-time Pulitzer Prize winner Coll ("The Washington Post"). In this, the first hard-hitting examination of ExxonMobilNthe largest and most powerful private corporation in the United States--he reveals the true extent of its power.
On the Grand Trunk Road, Paperback / softback (April 2009)
From the Pulitzer Prize-winning author of "Ghost Wars" and the "New York Times" bestseller "The Bin Ladens" comes this account of a journalist's travels through conflict-ridden India, Pakistan, Bangladesh, Sri Lanka, Nepal, and Afghanistan.
Bin Ladens, Paperback (March 2009)
The Bin Ladens are shrouded in secrecy, living in one of the most closed, unaccountable countries on earth. Little has been known about the world that created Osama. This title reveals a Saudi Arabia torn between religious purity and the temptations of the West, telling a story of oil, money, power, patronage and dangerous cultural extremes.
Ghost Wars, Paperback (March 2005)» View all books by Steve Coll
The news-breaking book that has sent schockwaves through the White House, Ghost Wars is the most accurate and revealing account yet of the CIA's secret involvement in al-Qaeada's evolution.
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Author Biography - Steve Coll
Steve Coll is most recently the author of the New York Times bestseller The Bin Ladens. He is the president of the New America Foundation, a nonpartisan public policy institute headquartered in Washington, D.C., and a staff writer for The New Yorker. Previously heworked for twenty years at The Washington Post, where he received a Pulitzer Prize for explanatory journalism in 1990. He is the author of six other books, including the Pulitzer Prize-winning bestseller Ghost Wars.
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