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This is a very good book that tells an interesting and before unrevealed story.
Charlie Wilson's War is the story of how the U.S. funded and supplied the mujahedeen warriors in Afghanistan leading to their defeat of the mighty Soviet Army.
That is what makes this story so sad because it is a true story that sounds like a Tom Clancy novel.
Strangely I do not find the characters and events presented as admirable, yet I agree with those who do that this is a compelling read. Read morePublished 6 hours ago by James In Texas
Amazing book, thoroughly researched. I knew the ending but now I know how we got there. It's interesting to see the corrupt still saw a higher duty and though they used illegal... Read morePublished 6 days ago by William Lowden
A great review of a little known chapter in American history. Now I need to go back and re watch the movie.Published 7 days ago by Kenneth M. Noteboom
This fascinating work priovides the clearest and most compelling account of the role of Afghanistan in what became 1) the downfall of. Read morePublished 8 days ago by Bobbie
Hated for it to end. Incredible timeliness of Charlie Wilson's impact in and on Afganistan. And nobody anticipated the terrorism we now experience.Published 9 days ago by Jan V Montero
Detailed account of how the US funded the Afghan war against Russia. The fact that the flamboyant Charlie Wilson managed to evade all the checks and balances in funding this war... Read morePublished 14 days ago by Ronald B. Harvey
Great depiction of Gust and Charlie to bring to life a part of American history that is still fairly obscure and so relevant to today's global events.Published 18 days ago by Diane Zavotsky
Not finished it yet. It really skips around a lot and is hard to follow.Published 22 days ago by travelin grannie