Charlie Wilson's War

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Written By: George Crile

Narrated By: Christopher Lane

Publisher: Blackstone Audiobooks

Date: January 2005

Duration: 3 hours 55 minutes


This New York Times best-seller is the untold story behind the last battle of the Cold War, the rise of militant Islam, and how a colorful congressman from Texas conspired with a rogue CIA operative to launch the most successful covert operation in CIA history.


  • Tony

    Some minor elements of fact to it, like any good fabrication. But if you believe this book's premise, then you'd believe that one congressman ran the entire Afghan effort while President Reagan slept through the whole thing, totally unaware of it. Of course, this oh-so-wise congressman also saw the future with perfect foresight, and if only we'd listened to him, Afghanistan would be a paradise now. Great book for left-wing twits who also believe Gorbachev is the hero who ended the cold war; they would enjoy listening to this on the CD player in their Volkswagon bug.