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Winner of the 2004 Audie Award

Charlie Wilsons War is the untold story behind the last battle of the Cold War and how it fueled the rise of militant Islam. George Crile tells how 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 Agencys history.

In the early 1980s, after a Houston socialite turned Wilsons attention to the ragged Afghan freedom fighters who continued to fight the Soviet invaders despite overwhelming odds, the congressman became passionate about their cause and procured hundreds of millions of dollars to support the mujahideen.

Moving from the back rooms of the Capitol, to secret chambers at Langley, to arms-dealers conventions, to the Khyber Pass, this book is a detailed and brilliantly reported account of the inside workings of the CIA.

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ISBN:
9781433268342
Author:
Crile, George
Publisher:
Findaway World
Read by:
Lane, Christopher
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Lane, Christopher
Author:
Lane, Christopher
Subject:
Asia - Central Asia
Subject:
Political Freedom & Security - Intelligence
Subject:
Military - Intelligence/Espionage
Subject:
World History-General
Publication Date:
20081231
Binding:
PRE-RECORDED AUDIO PLAYER
Language:
English
Dimensions:
7.80x4.70x1.20 in. .35 lbs.
Media Run Time:
230

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"Synopsis" by , Winner of the 2004 Audie Award

Charlie Wilsons War is the untold story behind the last battle of the Cold War and how it fueled the rise of militant Islam. George Crile tells how 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 Agencys history.

In the early 1980s, after a Houston socialite turned Wilsons attention to the ragged Afghan freedom fighters who continued to fight the Soviet invaders despite overwhelming odds, the congressman became passionate about their cause and procured hundreds of millions of dollars to support the mujahideen.

Moving from the back rooms of the Capitol, to secret chambers at Langley, to arms-dealers conventions, to the Khyber Pass, this book is a detailed and brilliantly reported account of the inside workings of the CIA.

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