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The Resource Charlie Wilson's war : [the extraordinary story of how the wildest man in Congress and a rogue CIA agent changed the history of our times], George Crile

Charlie Wilson's war : [the extraordinary story of how the wildest man in Congress and a rogue CIA agent changed the history of our times], George Crile

Label
Charlie Wilson's war : [the extraordinary story of how the wildest man in Congress and a rogue CIA agent changed the history of our times]
Title
Charlie Wilson's war
Title remainder
[the extraordinary story of how the wildest man in Congress and a rogue CIA agent changed the history of our times]
Statement of responsibility
George Crile
Title variation
Charlie Wilsons war
Title variation remainder
the extraordinary story of the largest covert operation in history
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Charlie Wilson's War is a story of a bachelor congressman from Texas, Charlie Wilson, whose fun-loving exterior masked an extraordinary political mind and a passion for the underdog. In the early 1980's the underdogs were the Afghan "freedom fighters," or mujahideen, whose country had been invaded by the Russians. Encouraged by his longtime friend, patron, and sometime lover, Joanne Herring, Wilson partnered with CIA agent Gust Avrakotos in making it possible for the Afghans to defeat the Soviet forces. A compelling account of the last battle of the Cold War, this incredible tale is the key to understanding two of the most important events of our time-the sudden collapse of the Soviet Union and the rise of militant Islam
Summary
Describes how, after the 1979 Soviet invasion of Afghanistan, maverick Texas congressman Charlie Wilson persuaded his colleagues to fund the CIA's efforts to arm the mujahideen and the repercussions of the covert operation
Tone
Writing style
Award
New York Times Notable Book, 2003
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158590
Cataloging source
BKL
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Crile, George
Dewey number
958.1045
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • plates
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
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True
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Wilson, Charles
  • United States
  • Military assistance, American
  • Afghanistan
Target audience
adult
http://bibfra.me/vocab/lite/titleRemainder
the extraordinary story of the largest covert operation in history
Label
Charlie Wilson's war : [the extraordinary story of how the wildest man in Congress and a rogue CIA agent changed the history of our times], George Crile
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Publication
Copyright
Note
  • Subtitle from cover
  • Includes index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
20016224
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
x, 550 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9780802143419
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
Label
Charlie Wilson's war : [the extraordinary story of how the wildest man in Congress and a rogue CIA agent changed the history of our times], George Crile
Publication
Copyright
Note
  • Subtitle from cover
  • Includes index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
20016224
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
x, 550 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9780802143419
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations

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