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In point of fact I agree with the majority of criticisms leveled at this book.
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.
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 11 hours 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 23 hours 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 2 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 3 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 7 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 12 days ago by Diane Zavotsky
Not finished it yet. It really skips around a lot and is hard to follow.Published 15 days ago by travelin grannie
Excellent nonfiction about an American hero. The author does a good job of getting into the details and he writes well. Read morePublished 15 days ago by Richard