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Charlie Wilson's War: The Extraordinary Story of the Largest Covert Operation in History | [George Crile]

Charlie Wilson's War: The Extraordinary Story of the Largest Covert Operation in History

This New York Times best-seller delivers the untold story behind the last battle of the Cold War, the rise of militant Islam, and how a colorful congressman from Texas conspired with a rogue CIA operative to launch the most successful covert operation in CIA history.
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This New York Times best-seller delivers the untold story behind the last battle of the Cold War, the rise of militant Islam, and how a colorful congressman from Texas conspired with a rogue CIA operative to launch the most successful covert operation in CIA history.

©2003 George Crile; (P)2005 Blackstone Audio, Inc.

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    "Great Read"

    This book is funny, sad, exciting and predictable. The usual suspects i.e. the CIA and big brother conspired to win a war and then lose the peace (sound familiar?. I would recommend this book to anyone interested in the mid-east.

    3 of 5 people found this review helpful
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    Jesus VISALIA, CA, United States 04-22-12
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    "Bliss, I was so sorry it ended"
    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    It is well written, exciting and the narator is excellent


    What was one of the most memorable moments of Charlie Wilson's War?

    I loved every second of it


    What does Christopher Lane bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

    Yes, a thousand times yes. I want more books with him as narator


    Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

    Neither, just made me proud to be an American


    Any additional comments?

    Shortes 12 hours in my literary life

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    headman Bay Village, OH 02-04-10
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    "Charlie Wilson's Movie?"

    They should have made a movie about this book. Oh wait they did or did not. This book makes sense of what happened. It was a great read/listen. The story has considerable depth, which does not translate into the movie. If you hated the movie or at least thought it shallow, you will love the book/listen.

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