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.
"An Exceptional Accomplishment"
Steve Coll investigates the largest and most powerful private corporation in the United States, revealing the true extent of its power. ExxonMobil’s annual revenues are larger than the economic activity in the great majority of countries. In many of the countries where it conducts business, ExxonMobil’s sway over politics and security is greater than that of the United States embassy. In Washington, ExxonMobil spends more money lobbying Congress and the White House than almost any other corporation. Yet despite its outsized influence, it is a black box.
"Please no more accents!"
A true story of family, ambition, and greed in the most bitter and controversial takeover struggle in business history. The high-stakes fight between Texaco and Pennzoil to take over Getty Oil is a startling and intriguing case involving family infighting, courtroom drama, and corporate intrigue that ends in bankruptcy and the largest damages award in American history.
The audio edition of On the Grand Trunk Road is finally available, revised and updated with new material. Focusing on Coll's journeys in conflict-ridden India, Pakistan, Bangladesh, Sri Lanka, Nepal, and Afghanistan as a bureau chief for The Washington Post, On the Grand Trunk Road reveals a little-seen area of the world where violence, corruption, and greed have had devastating effects on South Asians from all walks of life.
"Another good book ruined by appalling narration"
Two-time Pulitzer Prize winner and author of the national best seller Ghost Wars, Steve Coll presents the story of the Bin Laden family's rise to power and privilege, revealing new information to show how American influences changed the family and how one member's rebellion changed America.
"Difference" by Jane Kramer; "Darwin in Manhattan" by Ben McGrath; "Fault Lines" by Steve Coll; "Green Dreams" by Cynthia Zarin; "The Year of Spaghetti" by Haruki Murakami; and "Prisoner of Narnia" by Adam Gopnik.
In this issue: "Defying Conventions" by Steve Coll; "Outdone" by Ian Frazier; "The War and the Roses" by Jill Lepore; "Prance Master" by Sam Knight; and "Find Yourself" by Anthony Lane.
In this issue: "Keeping Secrets", by Steve Coll; "The Fearful and the Frustrated", by Evan Osnos; and "The Other France", by George Packer.
In this issue: "A Calculated Risk", by Steve Coll; "Fibreglass Menagerie", by Ian Parker; "Born Red", by Evan Osnos; "The Nerd Hunter", by Stephen Rodrick; and "Dear Diary, I Hate You", by Alice Gregory.
"BRING BACK THE MOVIE REVIEWS!!!!!"
There are seven articles in this edition: "Bombs", by Steve Coll; "Return of the Nativist", by Ryan Lizza; "Tubular", by Nancy Franklin; "Journey Into Night", by David Sedaris; "The King of Sentences", by Jonathan Lethem; "None of the Above", by Malcolm Gladwell; and "Hard Life", by David Denby
The author of the Pulitzer Prize-winning Ghost Wars: The Secret History of the CIA, Afghanistan, and Bin Laden, from the Soviet Invasion to September 10, 2001, The New Yorker writer Steve Coll discusses his most recent book, The Bin Ladens: An Arabian Family in the American Century. Coll talks to David Remnick, the editor in chief of The New Yorker.
"The Harder Part", by George Packer; "The Unblinking Stare", by Steve Coll; "Good Game", by Ben McGrath; and "No Laughing Matters", by David Denby.
"Two More Years", by Steve Coll; "Summit Push", by Nick Paumgarten; "Crystal Ball", by Andrew Marantz; "Double Jeopardy", by Paige Williams; "The One-State Reality", by David Remnick; and "Hard Knocks", by Anthony Lane.
There are six articles in this edition: "Disparities", by Steve Coll; "Prezbo vs. The Prof", by Lauren Collins; "Shifting Targets", by Seymour M. Hersh; "Our Man in Pyongyang", by Rebecca Mead; "All Together Now", by Peter Schjeldahl; and "Lost Men", by David Denby.
"A Test of Confidence", by Steve Coll; "Not So Great Debate", by Andrew Marantz; "Twenty-Four-Hour Party People", by Kelefa Sanneh; "The Third Man", by Lauren Collins; and "Cheers", by Anthony Lane.
"Sloganeering", by Kelefa Sanneh; "Globe-Trotter", by Lauren Collins; "Medals and Marketing", by Ben McGrath; "Sporting Chance", by Steve Coll; and "I, Nephi", by Adam Gopnik.
"Read All About It", by Steve Coll; "The Black Sites", by Jane Mayer; "Aesop in the City", by Yoni Brenner; "Slippery Business", by Tom Mueller; "Lover Beware", by Anthony Lane.
"His Way" by Steve Coll; "Checking It Twice" by Lizzie Widdecombe; "The Gift Right Out" by James Surowiecki; "The Past Conditional" by Julian Barnes; "Demolition" by Louise Erdrich; and "Best and Brightest" by David Denby.
In this episode, the election is adapted into a screenplay that needs significant revisions to make it more believable....
In this issue: "Conventional Wisdom", by Steve Coll; "The Silent Strike", by David Makovsky; "Quarterback Shuffle", by Nicholas Dawidoff; "It Ain’t Necessarily So", by Anthony Gottlieb; "Sail Away", by Anthony Lane.