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Charlie Wilson's war

Author: George Crile
Publisher: New York : Atlantic Monthly Press, ©2003.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Describes how, after the 1979 Soviet invasion of Afghanistan, maverick Texas congressman Charlie Wilson persuaded his colleagues to fund the CIA's efforts to arm the mujahideen and the repercussions of the covert operation.
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Genre/Form: History
Named Person: Charles Wilson; Charlie Wilson; Charles Wilson
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: George Crile
ISBN: 0871138549 : HRD 9780871138545 : HRD
OCLC Number: 663070373
Notes: Includes index.
Description: x, 550 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Other Titles: Extraordinary story of the largest covert operation in history.
Responsibility: 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  Read more...

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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 Read more...

 
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