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Charlie Wilson's war : the extraordinary story of the largest covert operation in history

Autore: George Crile
Editore: New York : Atlantic Monthly Press, ©2003.
Edizione/Formato:   Libro : EnglishVedi tutte le edizioni e i formati
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In a little over a decade, two events have transformed the world: the collapse of the Soviet Union and the rise of militant Islam. This book is the story behind the last battle of the Cold War and how it fueled the new jihad. The author tells how 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  Per saperne di più…
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Genere/forma: History
Persona incaricata: Charles Wilson; Charles Wilson
Tipo documento: Book
Tutti gli autori / Collaboratori: George Crile
ISBN: 0871138549 9780871138545 0871138514 9780871138514
Numero OCLC: 48942498
Note: Includes index.
Descrizione: x, 550 p. : ill. ; 24 cm.
Contenuti: Introduction : A strange award at Langley --
A hot tub in Las Vegas --
Defender of Trinity --
A rogue elephant in the Agency woods --
A Texas bombshell --
The secret life of Charlie Wilson --
The curse of Aliquippa --
How the Israelis broke the Congressman's heart and he fell for the Muj --
The station chief --
Cocaine Charlie --
The Congressman takes his belly dancer to the Jihad --
The rebirth of Gust Avrakotos --
The United States v. Charles Wilson --
The seduction of Doc Long --
Gust's secret --
The opening salvo --
Howard of Afghanistan --
Cogan's last stand --
The birth of a conspiracy --
The recruitment --
No Wasps need apply --
Man of destiny --
Mohammed's arms bazar --
The Senator and his even crazier right-wing friends --
Techno holy warriors --
'The noblest smuggling operation is history' --
Dr. Doom declares Charlie dead --
Charlie's irregulars --
The silver bullet --
The other silver bullet --
The brown bomber --
'It's my war, goddamn it' --
A jihad to remember --
The price of glory --
'Here's to you, you motherfucker' --
Epilogue : unintended consequences.
Responsabilità: George Crile.
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"Charlie Wilson's War" tells the story of what became the largest covert operation in history--costing over $1 billion a year. Moving from the back rooms of the Capitol, to secret chambers at  Per saperne di più…

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Author's Note. Introduction. A Strange Award at Langley Ch 01. A Hot Tub in Las Vegas Ch 02. Defender of Trinity Ch 03. A Rogue Elephant in the Agency Woods Ch 04. A Texas Bombshell Ch 05. The Secret Life of Charlie Wilson Ch 06. The Curse of Aliquippa Ch 07. Israelis Broke the Congressman's Heart and He Fell for the Muj Ch 08. The Station Chief Ch 09. Cocaine Charlie Ch 10. The Congressman Takes his Belly Dancer to the Jihad Ch 11. The Rebirth of Gust Avrakatos Ch 12. The United States v. Charles Wilson Ch 13. The Seduction of Doc Long Ch 14. Gust's Secret Ch 15. The Opening Salvo Ch 16. Howard of Afghanistan Ch 17. Cogan's Last Stand Ch 18. The Birth of a Conspiracy Ch 19. The Recruitment Ch 20. No Wasps Need Apply Ch 21. Man of Destiny Ch 22. Mohammed's Arms Bazaar Ch 23. The Senator and His Even Crazier Right Wing Friends Ch 24. Techno Holy Warriors Ch 25. The Noblest Smuggling Operation in History Ch 26. Dr. Doom Declares Charlie Dead Ch 27. Charlie's Irregulars Ch 28. The Silver Bullet Ch 29. The Other Silver Bullet Ch 30. The Brown Bomber Ch 31. It's My War, Godd@mn It Ch 32. A Jihad to Remember Ch 33. The Price of Glory Ch 34. Here's to You, You Motherf%%ker Epilogue. Unintended Consequences (The actual titles for Chapter 31, 34 are not masked as shown.)

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