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Steve Coll

Steve Coll is a writer for The New Yorker and 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. He is president of the New America Foundation, a public policy institute in Washington, D.C. Previously he served, for more than twenty years, as a reporter, foreign correspondent, and ultimately as managing editor of The Washington Post. He is also the author of On the Grand Trunk Road, The Deal of the Century, and The Taking of Getty Oil. Coll received a 1990 Pulitzer Prize for explanatory journalism and the 2001 Robert F. Kennedy Journalism Award for outstanding international print reporting and the 2000 Overseas Press Club Award for best magazine reporting from abroad. Ghost Wars, published in 2004, received the Pulitzer for general nonfiction and the Arthur Ross award for the best book on international affairs.

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    • Directorate S

    • The C.I.A. and America's Secret Wars in Afghanistan and Pakistan
    • By: Steve Coll
    • Narrated by: Malcolm Hillgartner
    • Length: 28 hrs and 30 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 626
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 571
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 565

    Steve Coll tells the epic and enthralling story of America's intelligence, military, and diplomatic efforts to defeat Al Qaeda and the Taliban in Afghanistan and Pakistan since 9/11....

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • All the detail you could want

    • By Louis Macareo on 03-06-18

    Regular price: $45.50

    • Ghost Wars

    • The Secret History of the CIA, Afghanistan, and bin Laden, from the Soviet Invasion to September 10, 2001
    • By: Steve Coll
    • Narrated by: Malcolm Hillgartner
    • Length: 26 hrs and 46 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,151
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,012
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,008

    The explosive first-hand account of America's secret history in Afghanistan....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • An Exceptional Accomplishment

    • By Joe on 11-08-13
    • The Secret History of the CIA, Afghanistan, and bin Laden, from the Soviet Invasion to September 10, 2001
    • By: Steve Coll
    • Narrated by: Malcolm Hillgartner
    • Length: 26 hrs and 46 mins
    • Release date: 10-27-11
    • 4.5 out of 5 stars 1,151 ratings

    Regular price: $24.50

    • Private Empire

    • ExxonMobil and American Power
    • By: Steve Coll
    • Narrated by: Malcolm Hillgartner
    • Length: 24 hrs and 16 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 559
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 467
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 462

    Steve Coll investigates the largest and most powerful private corporation in the United States, revealing the true extent of its power....

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Please no more accents!

    • By Zak on 07-24-12

    Regular price: $45.50

    • The Taking of Getty Oil

    • The Full Story of the Most Spectacular - and Catastrophic - Takeover of All
    • By: Steve Coll
    • Narrated by: Steven Cooper
    • Length: 17 hrs and 49 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 92
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 83
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 81

    A true story of family, ambition, and greed in the most bitter and controversial takeover struggle in business history....

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Incredible research

    • By Jesse on 01-24-15

    Regular price: $29.95

    • The Bin Ladens

    • An Arabian Family in the American Century
    • By: Steve Coll
    • Narrated by: Erik Singer
    • Length: 10 hrs and 36 mins
    • Abridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 37
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 24
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 25

    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....

    • An Arabian Family in the American Century
    • By: Steve Coll
    • Narrated by: Erik Singer
    • Length: 10 hrs and 36 mins
    • Release date: 01-07-09
    • 4 out of 5 stars 37 ratings

    Regular price: $31.50

    • On the Grand Trunk Road

    • A Journey into South Asia
    • By: Steve Coll
    • Narrated by: Fajer Al-Kaisi
    • Length: 14 hrs and 22 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 20
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 18
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 18

    Available for the first time in audio, Steve Coll's trek across a socially and politically damaged South Asia....

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Another good book ruined by appalling narration

    • By Aparisim Ghosh on 03-01-16

    Regular price: $24.95

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