Ghost Wars The Secret History of the CIA, Afghanistan, and Bin Laden, from the Soviet Invasion to September 10 2001

ISBN-10: 0143034669
ISBN-13: 9780143034667
Edition: 2005
Authors: Steve Coll
List price: $21.00 Buy it from $3.94
30 day, 100% satisfaction guarantee

If an item you ordered from TextbookRush does not meet your expectations due to an error on our part, simply fill out a return request and then return it by mail within 30 days of ordering it for a full refund of item cost.

Learn more about our returns policy

Description: To what extent did Americas best intelligence analysts grasp the rising threat of Islamist radicalism? Who tried to stop bin Laden and why did they fail? Comprehensively and for the first time, Pulitzer Prizewinning journalist Steve Coll recounts  More...

Used Starting from $12.21
New Starting from $17.51
what's this?
Rush Rewards U
Members Receive:
coins
coins
You have reached 400 XP and carrot coins. That is the daily max!
You could win $10,000

Get an entry for every item you buy, rent, or sell.

Study Briefs

Limited time offer: Get the first one free! (?)

All the information you need in one place! Each Study Brief is a summary of one specific subject; facts, figures, and explanations to help you learn faster.

Add to cart
Study Briefs
History of Western Art Online content $4.95 $1.99
Add to cart
Study Briefs
History of World Philosophies Online content $4.95 $1.99
Add to cart
Study Briefs
American History Volume 1 Online content $4.95 $1.99
Add to cart
Study Briefs
History of Western Music Online content $4.95 $1.99

Customers also bought

Loading
Loading
Loading
Loading
Loading
Loading
Loading
Loading
Loading
Loading

Book details

List price: $21.00
Copyright year: 2005
Publisher: Penguin Publishing Group
Publication date: 12/28/2004
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 736
Size: 5.50" wide x 8.25" long x 1.50" tall
Weight: 1.342
Language: English

To what extent did Americas best intelligence analysts grasp the rising threat of Islamist radicalism? Who tried to stop bin Laden and why did they fail? Comprehensively and for the first time, Pulitzer Prizewinning journalist Steve Coll recounts the history of the covert wars in Afghanistan that fueled Islamic militancy and sowed the seeds of the September 11 attacks. Based on scrupulous research and firsthand accounts by key government, intelligence, and military personnel both foreign and American, Coll details the secret history of the CIAs role in Afghanistan, the rise of the Taliban, the emergence of bin Laden, and the failed efforts by U.S. forces to find and assassinate bin Laden in Afghanistan.

List of Maps
Principal Characters
Prologue: Accounts Receivable, September 1996
Blood Brothers, November 1979 to February 1989
"We're Going to Die Here"
"Lenin Taught Us"
"Go Raise Hell"
"I Loved Osama"
"Don't Make It Our War"
"Who Is This Massoud?"
"The Terrorists Will Own the World"
"Inshallah, You Will Know My Plans"
"We Won"
The One-Eyed Man Was King, March 1989 to December 1997
"Serious Risks"
"A Rogue Elephant"
"We Are in Danger"
"A Friend of Your Enemy"
"Maintain a Prudent Distance"
"A New Generation"
"Slowly, Slowly Sucked into It"
"Dangling the Carrot"
"We Couldn't Indict Him"
"We're Keeping These Stingers"
"Does America Need the CIA?"
The Distant Enemy, January 1998 to September 10, 2001
"You Are to Capture Him Alive"
"The Kingdom's Interests"
"We Are at War"
"Let's Just Blow the Thing Up"
"The Manson Family"
"That Unit Disappeared"
"You Crazy White Guys"
"Is There Any Policy?"
"Daring Me to Kill Them"
"What Face Will Omar Show to God?"
"Many Americans Are Going to Die"
"What an Unlucky Country"
Notes
Bibliography
Acknowledgments
Index

×
Free shipping on orders over $35*

*A minimum purchase of $35 is required. Shipping is provided via FedEx SmartPost® and FedEx Express Saver®. Average delivery time is 1 – 5 business days, but is not guaranteed in that timeframe. Also allow 1 - 2 days for processing. Free shipping is eligible only in the continental United States and excludes Hawaii, Alaska and Puerto Rico. FedEx service marks used by permission."Marketplace" orders are not eligible for free or discounted shipping.

Learn more about the TextbookRush Marketplace.

×