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Charlie Wilson's war

Author: George Crile; Christopher Lane
Publisher: [Ashland, OR] : Blackstone Audiobooks, [2007], ©2003.
Edition/Format:   Audiobook on CD : CD audio : English : UnabridgedView all editions and formats
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"Charlie Wilson's war is the untold story of the last battle of the Cold War and how it fueled the rise of militant Islam. 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 Agency's history. In the early 1980's, after a Houston socialite turned Wilson's attention to the ragged Afghan freedom  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
Named Person: Charles Wilson; Charles Wilson
Material Type: Audio book, etc.
Document Type: Sound Recording
All Authors / Contributors: George Crile; Christopher Lane
ISBN: 9780786190270 0786190272
OCLC Number: 435535915
Notes: "Tracks every 3 minutes for easy bookmarking"--Container
"Now a major motion picture from Universal Pictures"--Container
Performer(s): Read by Christopher Lane.
Description: 17 audio discs (20.5 hr.) ; 4 3/4 in.
Responsibility: by George Crile.

Abstract:

"Charlie Wilson's war is the untold story of the last battle of the Cold War and how it fueled the rise of militant Islam. 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 Agency's history. In the early 1980's, after a Houston socialite turned Wilson's attention to the ragged Afghan freedom fighters who continued to fight the Soviet invaders despite overwheliming odds, the congressman became passionate about their cause and procured hundreds of dollars to support the mujahideen. Moving from the back rooms of the Capitol, to secret chamgers at Langley, to arms-dealers convetions, to the Khyber-Pass, Charlie Wilson's war is a detailed and brillantly reported account of the inside workings of the CIA."--Container

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