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User Review  - LamSon - LibraryThing

This book chronicles the rise of the jihadist movement, starting with mujahedin fighters in Afghanistan during the Soviet occupation in the 1980s. It continues with the rise of the Taliban and the ... Read full review

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User Review  - Tanasi1 - LibraryThing

This is an amazing look at the Afghanistan conflict beginning at the withdrawal of Soviet forces to the bombing of the world Trade Center. It examines the role of the CIA and Pakistan’s ISI in Afghanistan. Read full review

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User Review  - Borg-mx5 - LibraryThing

An incredibly detailed history of American involvement with Afghanistan and Osama Bin Laden prior to 09-11. If you are really a student of world affairs and not just interested in the hyperbole and headlines, this weighty (588 pages not including extensive notes) is worth the read. Read full review

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User Review  - nbmars - LibraryThing

This excellent chronicling of the CIA's involvement in Afghanistan from the Soviet invasion through September 10, 2001 is a valuable contribution to understanding the history of our interactions with ... Read full review

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Good read, vivid imagination and great knowledge of country.

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Steve Coll did an incredible job laying out what happened up to 9/11!! This book is on a very short list of "must have's" if you want to have an informative opinion about 9/11. After reading this book you truly realize how complex our foreign policy problems are.
Also check out Steve Coll during Al Qaeda 3.0 recently put on by New American Foundation "

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