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When anyone sets out to establish the historical record of any particularly murky period of history like the 1980s and the collapse of Communism, they would be well advised to have... Read morePublished on Jan. 29 2008 by Ian Gordon Malcomson
If this were fiction I would have to give it three stars or less for being unbelievably over-the-top. Read morePublished on July 15 2004 by joe-maryland
Apparently many more awake than i knew the story Crile tells (in great detail) in this book of how 1) the Cold War really ended, and 2) why the Middle East is a hotbed of... Read morePublished on July 15 2004 by Carroll Straus
Author George Crile has documented America's initial plunge into the cauldron of fundamentalist Islamic politics in an account that is both eye-opening and disturbing. Read morePublished on July 11 2004 by Amazon Customer
This story is so unbelievable that it has to be true... right?
It should be called Gust's and Charlie's War, but that just wouldn't flow, now, would it?
Poor Gust. Read more
We purchased this book as a Christmas gift for my Father-in-law, who is incredibly difficult to buy for. This is the first gift ever I think he has actually enjoyed. Read morePublished on June 3 2004
How would you like to meet Charlie Wilson, Carol Shannon, Mike Vickers, Gust Avrakotos, Joanne Herring, Doc Long and Zia ul-Haq? Read morePublished on May 1 2004 by Brady Buchanan
"In little over a decade, two events have transformed the world we live in: the collapse of our Cold War nuclear foe, the Soviet Union; and the discovery, after 9/11, that we... Read morePublished on April 15 2004 by Ron Atkins