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Charlie Wilson's war / George Crile.

Crile, George. (Author).


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General Note: Includes index.
Originally published: New York : Atlantic Monthly Press, c2003.
Formatted Contents Note: Introduction -- 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 Doe 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 bullett -- 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.
Summary, etc.: 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.
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Subject: Wilson, Charles 1933-2010
United States. Central Intelligence Agency.
Military assistance, American Afghanistan
Afghanistan History Soviet occupation, 1979-1989 Secret service
Genre: Electronic books.
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