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Ghost Wars: The Secret History of the CIA, Afghanistan and Bin Laden Paperback – 18 May 2005

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  • Paperback: 736 pages
  • Publisher: PENGUIN BOOKS; 1 edition (3 March 2005)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 9780141020808
  • ISBN-13: 978-0141020808
  • ASIN: 0141020806
  • Product Dimensions: 12.9 x 3.1 x 19.8 cm
  • Boxed-product Weight: 499 g
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars 1 customer review
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 147,859 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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"Certainly the finest historical narrative so far on the origins of al Qaeda in the post-Soviet rubble of Afghanistan . . . "Ghost Wars" provides fresh details and helps explain the motivations behind many crucial decisions." -"The New York Times Book Review"

About the Author

Steve Coll, winner of a 1990 Pulitzer Prize for explanatory journalism, has been managing editor of the Washington Post since 1998 and covered Afghanistan as the Post's South Asia bureau chief between 1989 and 1992. Coll is the author of four books, including On the Grand Trunk Road and The Taking of Getty Oil.

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