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CHARLIE WILSON'S WAR The Extraordinary Story of the Largest Covert Operation in History

by | Read by Christopher Lane

History • 20.5 hrs. • Unabridged • © 2003

Inspired by the courage of the under-armed mujahideen in Afghanistan in their fight against the Soviet Union in the early 1980s, colorful Texas Congressman Charlie Wilson used all his political savvy, and a compliant CIA operative, to instigate the largest covert war in U.S. history. Narrator Christopher Lane effects an even tone and pace, allowing the events of the story to propel the listener through the extraordinary highs and sickening lows of the flawed but heroic Wilson. Thankfully, Lane takes it easy on the accents and shines brightest when allowing a tinge of cynicism in his delivery. Wilson's war may have helped end the Cold War, but did it embolden the victors, bringing on the current war on terrorism? That answer is left to the listener. R.O. © AudioFile 2008, Portland, Maine [Published: AUGUST 2008]

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Formats

Trade Ed. • Blackstone Audiobooks • 2004

CS ISBN 978-1-4332-0412-8 $44.95 • Fourteen cassettes

CD ISBN 978-1-4332-0413-5 $44.95 • Seventeen CDs

DD ISBN multiple sources

 

Library Ed. • Blackstone Audiobooks • 2007

CS ISBN 978-0-7861-2546-2 $89.95 • Fourteen cassettes

CD ISBN 978-0-7861-9027-2 $136.00 • Seventeen CDs

MP3-CD ISBN 978-0-7861-8852-9 $39.95 • Two MP3-CDs

DD ISBN multiple sources

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