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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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User Review  - mdubois - LibraryThing

A great overview of the involvement of the US in Pakistan, Afghanistan and their relationship with Saudi Arabia. This book chronicles the support for Afghan fighters during the Soviet invasion, 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  - Schmerguls - LibraryThing

4804. Ghost Wars The Secret History of the CIA, Afghanistan, and bin Laden, from the Soviet Invasion to September 11, 2001 by Steve Coll (read 11 Mar 2011) (Pulitzer Nonfiction prize in 2005) I read ... Read full review

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User Review  - Schmerguls - LibraryThing

I read this because it won the Pulitzer Nonfiction prize in 2005. It is an excellently researched book and clearly written, detailing carefully the events from Dec 1979 in Afghanistan till Sep 10 ... Read full review

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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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User Review  - olfmanl - LibraryThing

This book is well-researched and thorough. The writing style is journalistic. Read full review


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