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Charlie Wilson's war

Author: George Crile
Publisher: New York : Grove 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 recounts the repercussions of that covert operation.
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Genre/Form: History
Named Person: Charles Wilson; Charles Wilson
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: George Crile
ISBN: 0802141242 9780802141248
OCLC Number: 179316451
Notes: "The extraordinary story of how the wildest man in Congress and a rogue CIA agent changed the history of our times"--Cover.
Includes index.
Description: x, 550 pages, [8] pages of plates : illustrations ; 23 cm
Contents: Introduction --
A hot tub in Las Vagas --
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 Doe 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 --
Mohammad's arms Bazaar --
The senator and his even crazier right-wing friends --
Techno holy warriors --
"The noblest smuggling operation in history" --
Dr. Doom declares Charlie dead --
Charlie's irregulars --
The silver bullet --
The other silver bullett --
The brown bomber --
"It's my war, goddamn it" --
A Jihad to remember --
The price of glory --
"Here's to you, you motherfucker" --
Unintended consequences.
Other Titles: Extraordinary story of how the wildest man in Congress and a rogue CIA agent changed the history of our times
Responsibility: George Crile.

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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,  Read more...

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