Ghost Wars: The Secret History of the CIA, Afghanistan, and bin Laden, from the Soviet Invasion to September 10, 2001 (Google eBook)

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Penguin, Dec 28, 2004 - Political Science - 738 pages
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Winner of the 2005 Pulitzer Prize

The explosive first-hand account of America's secret history in Afghanistan


With the publication of Ghost Wars, Steve Coll became not only a Pulitzer Prize winner, but also the expert on 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.


  

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Great overview; top-notch reporting; great writing. - Goodreads
Educational AND a bit depressing. - Goodreads
Well written and research. - Goodreads
The book reads like a sad movie you know the ending to. - Goodreads
Comprehensive and easy to read. - Goodreads
Big on blow-by-blow, utterly devoid of insight. - Goodreads

Review: Ghost Wars: The Secret History of the CIA, Afghanistan, and bin Laden from the Soviet Invasion to September 10, 2001

User Review  - Saad - Goodreads

Gives insight to some basic questions about the peace in this region Read full review

Review: Ghost Wars: The Secret History of the CIA, Afghanistan, and bin Laden from the Soviet Invasion to September 10, 2001

User Review  - Tom - Goodreads

Absolutely amazing read. Happy I finally got around to it. Coll's writing remains griping despite the massive amount of information he presented. The content can be frustrating due to the amount of near-misses. Massoud's story was particularly hearbreaking. Read full review

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About the author (2004)

Steve Coll is most recently the author of the New York Times bestseller The Bin Ladens. He is the president of the New America Foundation, a nonpartisan public policy institute headquartered in Washington, D.C., and a staff writer for The New Yorker. Previously heworked for twenty years at The Washington Post, where he received a Pulitzer Prize for explanatory journalism in 1990. He is the author of six other books, including the Pulitzer Prize-winning bestseller Ghost Wars.

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