Charlie Wilson's War
Don't let the movie starring Tom Hanks and Julia Roberts shape your opinion before picking up this book. George Crile provides an eye-opening perspective on the War in Afghanistan and the chain of events leading up to the U.S. led invasion.
In the book, Crile shows how a CIA agent on the outs and a renegade Congressman from Texas teamed up to fund a rag-tag army that took it to the Soviets in the 1980's. This group called the Mujahideen fought and eventually drove the Soviets from Afghani...
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