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

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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
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
Author
Subject
Genre
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
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Crile, George
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • plates
Index
index present
LC call number
DS371.2
LC item number
.C75 2003
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Wilson, Charles
  • United States
  • Wilson, Charles
  • United States
  • Soviet Occupation of Afghanistan (1979-1989)
  • Wilson, Charlie
  • United States
  • Afghanistan
  • Military assistance, American
  • Military assistance, American
  • Secret service
  • Afghanistan
  • United States
  • Afghanistan
  • American military assistance
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
Link
https://archive.org/details/charliewilsonswa00geor
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 525-531) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • 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
  • A strange award at Langley
  • 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
  • A hot tub in Las Vegas
  • 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
  • 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
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
x, 550 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9780802143419
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
Stock number
99968488853
System control number
  • (OCoLC)181656438
  • (OCoLC)ocn181656438
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
Link
https://archive.org/details/charliewilsonswa00geor
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 525-531) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • 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
  • A strange award at Langley
  • 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
  • A hot tub in Las Vegas
  • 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
  • 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
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
x, 550 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9780802143419
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
Stock number
99968488853
System control number
  • (OCoLC)181656438
  • (OCoLC)ocn181656438

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