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The Resource Charlie Wilson's war : the extraordinary story of how the wildest man in Congress and a rogue CIA agent changed the history of our times, George Crile

Charlie Wilson's war : the extraordinary story of how the wildest man in Congress and a rogue CIA agent changed the history of our times, George Crile

Label
Charlie Wilson's war : the extraordinary story of how the wildest man in Congress and a rogue CIA agent changed the history of our times
Title
Charlie Wilson's war
Title remainder
the extraordinary story of how the wildest man in Congress and a rogue CIA agent changed the history of our times
Statement of responsibility
George Crile
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
Describes how, after the 1979 Soviet invasion of Afghanistan, maverick Texas congressman Charlie Wilson persuaded his colleagues to fund the CIA's efforts to arm the mujahideen and recounts the repercussions of that covert operation
Cataloging source
VPW
Dewey number
  • 958.104/5
  • 327.1273
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • photographs
Index
index present
LC call number
DS371.2
LC item number
.C75 2003
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Label
Charlie Wilson's war : the extraordinary story of how the wildest man in Congress and a rogue CIA agent changed the history of our times, George Crile
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references [p. 525-531] and index
Contents
A strange award at Langley -- A hot tub in Las Vagas -- Defender of Trinity -- A rogue elephant in the agency woods -- A Texas bombshell -- The secret life of Charlie Wilson -- The curse of Aliquippa -- How the Israelis broke the congressman's heart and he fell for the Muj -- The station chief -- Cocaine Charlie -- The congressman takes his belly dancer to the Jihad -- The rebirth of Gust Avrakotos -- The United States v. Charles Wilson -- The seduction of Doc Long -- Gust's secret -- The opening salvo -- Howard of Afghanistan -- Cogan's last stand -- The birth of a conspiracy -- The recruitment -- No wasps need apply -- Man of destiny -- Mohammad's arms bazaar -- The senator and his even crazier right-wing friends -- Techno holy warriors -- "The noblest smuggling operation in history" -- Dr. Doom declares Charlie dead -- Charlie's irregulars -- The silver bullet -- The other silver bullet -- The brown bomber -- "It's my war, goddamn it" -- A jihad to remember -- The price of glory -- "Here's to you, you motherfucker" -- Unintended consequences
Control code
181656438
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
x, 550 p., [8] p. of plates
Isbn
9780802143419
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Other physical details
ill.
System control number
(OCoLC)181656438
Label
Charlie Wilson's war : the extraordinary story of how the wildest man in Congress and a rogue CIA agent changed the history of our times, George Crile
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references [p. 525-531] and index
Contents
A strange award at Langley -- A hot tub in Las Vagas -- Defender of Trinity -- A rogue elephant in the agency woods -- A Texas bombshell -- The secret life of Charlie Wilson -- The curse of Aliquippa -- How the Israelis broke the congressman's heart and he fell for the Muj -- The station chief -- Cocaine Charlie -- The congressman takes his belly dancer to the Jihad -- The rebirth of Gust Avrakotos -- The United States v. Charles Wilson -- The seduction of Doc Long -- Gust's secret -- The opening salvo -- Howard of Afghanistan -- Cogan's last stand -- The birth of a conspiracy -- The recruitment -- No wasps need apply -- Man of destiny -- Mohammad's arms bazaar -- The senator and his even crazier right-wing friends -- Techno holy warriors -- "The noblest smuggling operation in history" -- Dr. Doom declares Charlie dead -- Charlie's irregulars -- The silver bullet -- The other silver bullet -- The brown bomber -- "It's my war, goddamn it" -- A jihad to remember -- The price of glory -- "Here's to you, you motherfucker" -- Unintended consequences
Control code
181656438
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
x, 550 p., [8] p. of plates
Isbn
9780802143419
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Other physical details
ill.
System control number
(OCoLC)181656438

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