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

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Penguin, Dec 28, 2004 - History - 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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A Pulitzer Prize winner who covered Afghanistan for the Washington Post from 1989 to 1992, Coll explains how long and how deeply we've been entrenched there. ... Read full review

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Title Page Copyright Page Dedication
Authors Note PART ONE BLOOD BROTHERS Chapter 1 Were Going to Die Here
Lenin Taught Us
Go Raise Hell
I Loved Osama
Dangling the Carrot
We Couldnt Indict Him
Were Keeping These Stingers
Does America Need the CIA?
You Are to Capture Him Alive
The Kingdoms Interests
We Are at War
Lets Just Blow the Thing Up

Dont Make It Our War
Who Is This Massoud?
The Terrorists Will Own the World
Inshallah You Will Know My Plans
We Won
Serious Risks
A Rogue Elephant
We Are in Danger
A Friend of Your Enemy
Maintain a Prudent Distance
A New Generation
Slowly Slowly Sucked into It
The Manson Family
That Unit Disappeared
You Crazy White Guys
Is There Any Policy?
Daring Me to Kill Them
What Face Will Omar Show to God?
Many Americans Are Going to Die
What an Unlucky Country
Afterword Notes Bibliography
Acknowledgements Index

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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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