Ghost Wars
Ghost Wars
The Secret History of the CIA, Afghanistan, and Bin Laden, from the Soviet Invasion to September 10, 2001
Steve Coll



Recommended by Paul, City Lights Books

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, Pulitzer Prize–winning 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, Coll details the secret history of the CIA's role in Afghanistan, the rise of the Taliban, the emergence of bin Laden, and the failed efforts by U.S. forces to find and assassinate bin Laden in Afghanistan.

Title Ghost Wars
Subtitle The Secret History of the CIA, Afghanistan, and Bin Laden, from the Soviet Invasion to September 10, 2001
Author Steve Coll
Publisher Penguin Books
Title First Published 28 December 2004
Format Paperback
Nb of pages 738 p.
ISBN-10 0143034669
ISBN-13 9780143034667
Publication Date 28 December 2004
Main content page count 738
Weight 16 oz.
List Price $20.00
 


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