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Steve Coll - Ghost Wars (2nd Hand Paperback)

£8.75
SKU B002001
  • Format : Thick 2nd Hand Paperback
  • Condition : Good (Almost Very Good)
  • Category : Non-Fiction - USA
  • Published : 2005 (Penguin Classics)
  • ISBN : 9780141020808
  • SKU : B002001
  • PPC : SP500gm
  • RRP : £12.99
  • Quantity Available : 1 only.

Pulitzer Prize Winner.

Subtitled : The Secret History of The CIA, Afghanistan & Bin Laden, from the Soviet Invasion to September 2001.

The news-breaking book that has sent shockwaves through the White House, Ghost Wars is the most accurate and revealing account yet of the CIA's secret involvement in al-Qaeada's evolution.

Prize-winning journalist Steve Coll has spent years reporting from the Middle East, accessed previously classified government files and interviewed senior US officials and foreign spymasters.

Here he gives the full inside story of the CIA's covert funding of an Islamic jihad against Soviet forces in Afghanistan, explores how this sowed the seeds of Bin Laden's rise, traces how he built his global network and brings to life the dramatic battles within the US government over national security.

Above all, he lays bare American intelligence's continual failure to grasp the rising threat of terrorism in the years leading to 9/11 - and its devastating consequences.

With new material from the 9/11 commission.

"I am four chapters in and this is a really amazing book. It is incredibly detailed and provided a lot of insight into the Islamic world leading up to 9/11, such as Pakistan, Saudi Arabia, Iran, and Afghanistan. It also underscores that the American people do not have control over their own government and the United States intelligence agencies do what they want." - Google Review.

"A powerful indictment of the CIA's myopia & incompetence . . . this is a classic study" - London Review of Books.

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