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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

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  • Temps de fonctionnement: 20:30 hrs
    Voix de: Christopher Lane
    Publisher:
    Blackstone Audio, 2003
    Note: This book was purchased with support from the Government of Canada's Social Development Partnerships Program - Disability Component.

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  • Auteur: Crile, George
    Contributor: Lane, Christopher
    Edition: Unabridged
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    2003
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    The untold story of the last battle of the Cold War and how it fueled the rise of militant Islam. Charlie Wilson, a maverick congressman from east Texas, conspired with a rogue CIA operative to launch the biggest, meanest, and most successful covert operation in the Agency's history. In the early 1980s, after a Houston socialite turned Wilson's attention to the ragged Afghan freedom fighters who continued to fight the Soviet invaders despite overwhelming odds, the congressman became passionate about their cause and procured hundreds of millions of dollars to support the mujahideen.

    Éditeur original: [Ashland, Oregon], Blackstone Publishing
    Langue(s): English
    ISBN: 9780786190270, 0786190272, 9781433204135, 1433204134