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Author Crile, George.

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

Imprint New York : Grove Press, c2003.


Location Call No. OPAC Message Status
 Axe 2nd Floor Stacks  958.1045 C868c 2003    ---  Available
Description x, 550 p. : ill. ; 21 cm.
Bibliography Includes bibliographic references [p. 525-531] and index.
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.
Subject Afghanistan -- History -- Soviet occupation, 1979-1989 -- Secret service -- United States.
Wilson, Charles, 1933-2010.
United States. Central Intelligence Agency.
Military assistance, American -- Afghanistan.
Afghanistan -- History.
Wilson, Charlie, 1933-2010
United States. Central Intelligence Agency.
American military assistance -- Afghanistan.
ISBN 0802143415 (pbk.)
9780802143419 (pbk.)
Standard No. NZ1 12065415

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