Black Tulip by Milton Bearden
A Novel of War in Afghanistan

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Set in the treacherous mountains of Afghanistan and the equally hazardous headquarters of the CIA Operations Directorate in Washington, The Black Tulip is a fast-paced thriller, based on real events, by the legendary spy who masterminded the plot to arm Afghan freedom fighters in their holy war against the Soviets. A longtime veteran of the CIA, Bearden knows the tricks of the trade, the price of honor, the bonds of blood, and the enduring lure of retribution.

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A thirty-year veteran of the CIA's clandestine services, Milt Bearden was chief of the Soviet/East European Division at the time of the collapse of the Soviet Union. As CIA chief in Pakistan, he supplied the Afghan freedom fighters who overthrew the Soviets. He received the Donovan Award and the Distinguished Intelligence Medal, the CIA's highest honor. He is featured in the Discovery Channel's "Secret Warriors" and the BBC's "Covert Action." He was born in Oklahoma and spent his childhood in Washington State, where his father worked on the Manhattan Project. He served in the Air Force before joining the CIA in 1964 and currently lives outside Washington, D.C., with his French-born wife. James Risen covers national security for "The New York Times." He was a member of the team that won the Pulitzer Prize for explanatory reporting in 2002 for coverage of September 11 and terrorism, and he is coauthor of "Wrath of Angels." He lives outside Washington, D.C., with his wife and three sons. "From the Hardcover edition.
Published January 22, 2002 by Random House. 336 pages
Genres: Literature & Fiction, Mystery, Thriller & Suspense, History, Travel, War. Fiction

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In both the novel and the true stories Ackerman witnessed, the perception of war in Afghanistan differs from what the author described as "our very American conception of war;

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