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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  - PCorrigan - LibraryThing

Interesting and important reading even in 2017 with the basic facts leading up to 9/11 pretty well known by anyone who has devoted even modest attention to the subject. Where the book excels in my ... Read full review

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User Review  - ProfH - LibraryThing

Fascinating and depressing read--This is a good one for anyone who thinks that foreign relations aren't that complicated or who misses out on the necessity of knowing a region's history before entangling his or her country in a conflict. Read full review

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Good read, vivid imagination and great knowledge of country.

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Indeed the book Ghost Wars will be mile stone for future historians and researchers of cold war and American proxy war in Afghanistan.
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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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very good, partway into it very good so far

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Anxious to read the book.

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User Review  - chriskrycho - LibraryThing

An outstanding book whose contents were infuriating. Read full review

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User Review  - reluctantm - LibraryThing

The book is well-detailed and very clear for the amount of information it covers. However, I felt very cold and distant from the narrative. Read full review


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