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Ghost wars : the secret history of the CIA, Afghanistan, and bin Laden, from the Soviet invasion to September 10, 2001
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Published:
New York, N.Y. : Penguin Press, 2004.
Format:
Book
Physical Desc:
xvii, 695 pages : maps ; 25 cm.
Status:
Madison - Adult Non-Fiction
958.1045 C6971g
Description
Winner of the 2005 Pulitzer Prize From the award-winning and bestselling author of Directorate S , the explosive first-hand account of America's secret history in Afghanistan To what extent did America's best intelligence analysts grasp the rising thread 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, Ghost Wars details the secret history of the CIA's role in Afghanistan (including its covert operations against Soviet troops from 1979 to 1989), 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.
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Language:
English
ISBN:
9780143034667, 1594200076 (alk. paper)
Reading Level:
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Level 11.8, 52 Points

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Bibliography
Includes bibliographical references (p. [653]-664) and index.
Awards
Winner Pulitzer Prize, 2005.
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APA Citation (style guide)

Coll, S. (2004). Ghost wars: the secret history of the CIA, Afghanistan, and bin Laden, from the Soviet invasion to September 10, 2001. New York, N.Y.: Penguin Press.

Chicago / Turabian - Author Date Citation (style guide)

Coll, Steve. 2004. Ghost Wars: The Secret History of the CIA, Afghanistan, and Bin Laden, From the Soviet Invasion to September 10, 2001. New York, N.Y.: Penguin Press.

Chicago / Turabian - Humanities Citation (style guide)

Coll, Steve, Ghost Wars: The Secret History of the CIA, Afghanistan, and Bin Laden, From the Soviet Invasion to September 10, 2001. New York, N.Y.: Penguin Press, 2004.

MLA Citation (style guide)

Coll, Steve. Ghost Wars: The Secret History of the CIA, Afghanistan, and Bin Laden, From the Soviet Invasion to September 10, 2001. New York, N.Y.: Penguin Press, 2004. Print.

Note! Citation formats are based on standards as of July 2010. Citations contain only title, author, edition, publisher, and year published. Citations should be used as a guideline and should be double checked for accuracy.
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