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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
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the secret history of the CIA, Afghanistan, and bin Laden, from the Soviet invasion to September 10, 2001
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Steve Coll
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Language
eng
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
958.1045
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maps
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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True
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  • Bin Laden, Osama
  • United States
  • Afghanistan
  • 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
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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
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Includes bibliographical references (p. [653]-664) and index
Control code
ocm52814066
Dimensions
25 cm.
Extent
xvii, 695 p.
Isbn
9781594200076
Isbn Type
(alk. paper)
Lccn
2003058593
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maps
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(OCoLC)52814066
Label
Ghost wars : the secret history of the CIA, Afghanistan, and bin Laden, from the Soviet invasion to September 10, 2001, Steve Coll
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. [653]-664) and index
Control code
ocm52814066
Dimensions
25 cm.
Extent
xvii, 695 p.
Isbn
9781594200076
Isbn Type
(alk. paper)
Lccn
2003058593
Other physical details
maps
System control number
(OCoLC)52814066

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