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The Resource Ghost wars : the secret history of the CIA, Afghanistan, and bin Laden, from the Soviet invasion to September 10, 2001, Steve Coll

Ghost wars : the secret history of the CIA, Afghanistan, and bin Laden, from the Soviet invasion to September 10, 2001, Steve Coll

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Ghost wars : the secret history of the CIA, Afghanistan, and bin Laden, from the Soviet invasion to September 10, 2001
Title
Ghost wars
Title remainder
the secret history of the CIA, Afghanistan, and bin Laden, from the Soviet invasion to September 10, 2001
Statement of responsibility
Steve Coll
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Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"Comprehensively and for the first time, Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Steve Coll tells the secret history of the CIA's role in Afghanistan, including its covert program against Soviet troops from 1979 to 1989, and examines the rise of the Taliban, the emergence of bin Laden, and the secret efforts by CIA officers and their agents to capture or kill bin Laden in Afghanistan after 1998. Based on extensive firsthand accounts, Ghost Wars is the inside story that goes well beyond anything previously published on U.S. involvement in Afghanistan. It chronicles the roles of midlevel CIA officers, their Afghan allies, and top spy masters such as Bill Casey, Saudi Arabia's Prince Turki al-Faisal, and George Tenet. And it describes heated debates within the American government and the often poisonous, mistrustful relations between the CIA and foreign intelligence agencies."--Jacket
Summary
To what extent did America's best intelligence analysts grasp the rising threat of Islamist radicalism? Who tried to stop bin Laden and why did they fail? Comprehensively and for the first time, this Pulitzer Prize-winning work by 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, the rise of the Taliban, the emergence of bin Laden, and the efforts by US forces to find and assassinate bin Laden in Afghanistan
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Award
  • Lionel Gelber Prize (Canada), 2004.
  • Pulitzer Prize for General Nonfiction, 2005.
  • New York Times Notable Book, 2004
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154804
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DLC
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Coll, Steve
Dewey number
958.104/5
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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True
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  • Afghanistan
  • Afghanistan
  • United States
  • Bin Laden, Osama
  • Bin Laden, Osama
  • United States
  • Soviet Occupation of Afghanistan (1979-1989)
  • Afghanistan
Target audience
adult
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the secret history of the CIA, Afghanistan, and bin Laden, from the Soviet invasion to September 10, 2001
Label
Ghost wars : the secret history of the CIA, Afghanistan, and bin Laden, from the Soviet invasion to September 10, 2001, Steve Coll
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Publication
Note
"Updated with new documents from the 9/11 Commission"--Cover
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 667-679) and index
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volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocm57351514
Dimensions
22 cm
Extent
xvii, 712 pages
Isbn
9780143034667
Lccn
2004275974
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
System control number
(OCoLC)57351514
Label
Ghost wars : the secret history of the CIA, Afghanistan, and bin Laden, from the Soviet invasion to September 10, 2001, Steve Coll
Publication
Note
"Updated with new documents from the 9/11 Commission"--Cover
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 667-679) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocm57351514
Dimensions
22 cm
Extent
xvii, 712 pages
Isbn
9780143034667
Lccn
2004275974
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
System control number
(OCoLC)57351514

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