Charlie Wilsons War

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  • Paperback
  • Charlie Wilsons War
  • George Crile
  • English
  • 01 November 2017
  • 1843547198

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Charlie Wilsons War Charlie Wilson s War was a publishing sensation and a New York Times, Washington Post, and Los Angeles Times bestseller In the early 1980s, a Houston socialite turned the attention of maverick Texas congressman Charlie Wilson to the ragged band of Afghan freedom fighters who continued, despite overwhelming odds, to fight the Soviet invaders Wilson, who sat on the all powerful House Appropriations Committee, managed to procure hundreds of millions of dollars to support the mujahideen The arms were secretly procured and distributed with the help of an out of favor CIA operative, Gust Avrokotos, whose working class Greek American background made him an anomaly among the Ivy League world of American spies Avrakotos handpicked a staff of CIA outcasts to run his operation and, with their help, continually stretched the Agency s rules to the breaking point Moving from the back rooms of the Capitol, to secret chambers at Langley, to arms dealers conventions, to the Khyber Pass, this book presents an astonishing chapter of our recent past, and the key to understanding what helped trigger the sudden collapse of the Soviet Union and ultimately led to the emergence of a brand new foe in the form of radical Islam. New Read [ Charlie Wilsons War ] author [ George Crile ] For Kindle ePUB or eBook – scottishhomebakingawards.co.uk

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10 thoughts on “Charlie Wilsons War

  1. Will Byrnes says:

    Charlie Wilson s War is a chilling tale of how a few determined people can undermine all existing law, use their positions of power and influence to get unseen funds allocated, and pursue a major war without the approval of the American people Crile was clearly enad of Wilson, regarding him as a charismatic, larger than life figure, who performed a major service to the West by tipping the Soviet Union over the edge Crile foreground with Wilson suspenders and an unnamed ISI agent shade Charlie Wilson s War is a chilling tale of how a few determined people can undermine all existing law, use their positions of power and influence to get unseen funds allocated, and pursue a major war without the approval of the American people Crile was clearly enad of Wilson, regarding him as a charismatic, larger than life figure, who performed a major service to the West by tipping the Soviet Union over the edge Crile foreground with Wilson suspenders and an unnamed ISI agent shades in Afghanistan from Wiki media There is some consciousness here of some of the blowback that resulted from this work, the resources now used by Islamic extremists to attac...

  2. Rob Maynard says:

    Charlie Wilson s war is indispensible for anyone who wants to understand the roots of our current war in Afghanistan It s also a primer on how Washington worked in the 1970s 1980s under Reagan, Tip O Neill, and others Congressman Charlie Wilson and the CIA funneled billions of dollars worth of money and equipment to the Mooj, or Mujahadeen, in Afghanistan to bleed the Soviet 40th Army Every penny, every bullet, went via Pakistan s ISI, as a condition of Pakistan allowing it all Wilson, his Charlie Wilson s war is indispensible for anyone who wants to understand the roots of our current war in Afghanistan It s also a primer on how Washington worked in the 1970s 1980s under Reagan, Tip O Neill, and others Congressman Charlie Wilson and the CIA funneled billions of dollars worth of money and equipment to the Mooj, or Mujahadeen, in Afghanistan to bleed the Soviet 40th Army Every penny, every bullet, went via Pakistan s ISI, as a condition of Pakistan allowing it all Wilson, his delusions of Churchillian Great Man grandeur fueled by cocaine, alcohol, pretty women, and the perks of a seat on powerful Congressional committees, was able to take the campaign from one to bleed the Soviets to one that led to the biggest military humiliation in Soviet history, a def...

  3. Leslie says:

    This book was too long and poorly written It repeated itself and skipped around quite a bit It took me a very long time to get through this, despite being interested in the material The author would have done better with a condensed book that flowed better The story is over dramatized and extrodinarily biased I d like to hear from Casey, George, and others who were denigrated in this book I think this is overinflat...

  4. Kemper says:

    This definately falls in the category of truth being stranger than fiction because this story is so unlikely that no one would believe it if it hadn t happened Not only is there muchdetail and depth than the movie even hinted at, it s al...

  5. Laura says:

    A drama based on a Texas congressman Charlie Wilson s covert dealings in Afghanistan, where his efforts to assist rebels in their war with the Soviets have some unforeseen and long reaching effects.A ...

  6. Richard says:

    An incredibly entertaining history of Amercia s most successful covert war via proxy When the Soviets went into Afghanistan, Congressman Charlie Wilson pushed to support the mujaheddin.It s true that this eventually turned against us, providing the training that militarized those who would eventually become terrorists, but those dots wouldn t be connected until many years later At the time, many thought it plausible that Afghanistan would be solidly a U.S partisan The U.S State Department i An incredibly entertaining history of Amercia s most successful covert war via proxy When the Soviets went into Afghanistan, Congress...

  7. Tim says:

    I guess now that Tom Hanks starred in a movie based on this book, I m obligated to write a review If you re into politics , intrigue, and war stories, this will be your favorite book It s a completely true story, yet it reads like the best fiction in the genre The movie covered a lot, but of course, a lot was left out, like Charlie s short marriage and long decline into alcoholism, which was only symbolized in the movie.Charlie Wilson was a Democrat hawk who saved freedom for the world from t I guess now that Tom Hanks starred in a movie based on this book, I m obligated to write a review If you re into politics , intrigue, and war stories, this will be your favorite book It s a completely true story, yet it reads like the best f...

  8. Naeem says:

    This is a popular book which will soon be a film Butgoes on here than meets the eye On the face of things, it seems like a book about the heroic efforts of a one man to help the Afghan Mujahideen take on the Soviets But the author is actually telling three stories The second on is about the journey to find meaningful desire Charlie Wilson is a wreck of a human who moves from false desire to false desire until he gets to the Mujahideen The question is does he ever find his desire If This is a popular book which will soon be a film Butgoes on here than meets the eye On the face of things, it seems like a book about the heroic efforts of a one man to help the Afghan Mujahideen take on the Soviets But the author is actually telling three stories The second on is about the journey to find meaningful desire Charl...

  9. George says:

    A tremendously fun read and how many books on the Soviet invasion of Afghanistan and the jihad against the Soviets can you say that about I d give it 5 stars, if I felt I could trust it completely, but if it isn t entirely true, you d want it to be An alcholic dissolute Congressman brings down the Soviet Union, working with renegade CIA agents, right wing Christain fundamentalists aligned with fundalmentalist Muslims in Pakistan and Afghanistan How can you not like this story It s a bit like A tremendously fun ...

  10. John says:

    I stumbled across a copy of this book while on vacation I haven t seen the film version as of yet, but I always prefer to read the book if given the choice between the two.This book is an astonishingly well written report of how easily one man, in the right position, can circumvent due process and the rule of law Everyone involved in the events described here seems to think of the incidents reported here as a great pa...