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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
Creator
Subject
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
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Coll, Steve
Dewey number
958.104/5
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
index present
Interest level
UG
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Reading level
11.8
Study program name
Accelerated Reader AR
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Bin Laden, Osama
  • Bin Laden, Osama
  • United States
  • United States
  • Soviet Occupation of Afghanistan (1979-1989)
  • Afghanistan
  • Afghanistan
  • Afghanistan
Label
Ghost wars : the secret history of the CIA, Afghanistan, and bin Laden, from the Soviet invasion to September 10, 2001, Steve Coll
Instantiates
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
912229
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
  • (Sirsi) i9780143034667
  • (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
912229
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
  • (Sirsi) i9780143034667
  • (OCoLC)57351514

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