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

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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.

About Steve Coll

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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 he worked 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. He lives in Washington and New York.
Published December 28, 2004 by Penguin Books. 736 pages
Genres: History, Political & Social Sciences, Travel, War, Education & Reference. Non-fiction

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Richard A. Clarke’s news-making memoir is a thumping good read; Steve Coll’s pre-9/11 history is the best so far.

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Statements from al-Qaida mastermind Khalid Shaikh Mohammed detailing the inner workings of the terrorist group played a key role in the trial of convicted terror conspirator Zacarias Moussaoui. Madeleine Brand discusses those statements with Steve Coll, author of Ghost Wars: The Secret History of...

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Ben Casnocha

Later that night, after nearly losing his life, a CIA agent leaves the ravaged embassy compound, steals a car (his own had been burned), and barely makes his midnight meeting with the various informants the CIA has throughout the country.

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