Ghost Wars: The Secret History of the CIA, Afghanistan, and bin Laden, from the Soviet Invas ion to September 10, 2001 (Pulitzer Prize Winner)

Written by:
Steve Coll
Narrated by:
Malcolm Hillgartner

Unabridged Audiobook

Release Date
October 2011
26 hours 48 minutes
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.
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Stephen R.

I love complex granular stories from history. This filled in huge gaps in my understanding of the lead up to the destruction of the World Trade Centre buildings in NY. What a complex mess! So many deceptive competing characters and interests in all contributing elements to the events of 9/11. Coll did a great job of giving space to a vast list of participants and making clear how difficult the conduct of the US government is for anyone to navigate it. His mastery of interconnected religious, corporate, family and historical aspects of the societies in the swirling Islamic world of the 80s and 90s was enriching for me.I am thankful to Coll for his work

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