Steve Coll is most recently the author of the New York Times bestseller The Bin Ladens. He is the president of the New America Foundation, a nonpartisan public policy institute headquartered in Washington, D.C., and a staff writer for The New Yorker. Previously heworked for twenty years at The Washington Post, where he received a Pulitzer Prize for explanatory journalism in 1990. He is the author of six other books, including the Pulitzer Prize-winning bestseller Ghost Wars.
Coll's book is so well researched.
Except for the most ardent partisans on either side, readers will come out with a better understanding of how politicians on all sides can really screw things up.
Ghost Wars is an account of U.S. assistance to the mujahedin during the Soviet occupation of Afghanistan and U.S. attempts to curtail Osama bin Laden's influence.
One of the faves. Covers CIA engagement in the region explicitly and details U.S. policy initiative ("roiling sea of ambiguity that was ISI and Pak army") ignoring fears of... Read morePublished 5 days ago by noorilhuda
Great book and an easy read throughout. Highly recommended for the student of AF/PAK history and 9/11. Clearly illustrates why the two nations have so many issues even today.Published 5 days ago by David Ortiz
If only all those American History classes I took could be as interesting.Published 9 days ago by Joe Travis
Extremely well researched, but not the kind of book I was looking for. Having lived in Pakistan and being familiar with much of the subject matter and even having met some of the... Read morePublished 18 days ago by John Doe
A very interesting book that covers the gamut of the terrorism problem from its early days.Published 27 days ago by James E. Cain
Have not finished it yet, but Steve Coll provides a wealth of information (with sourcing that is useful) on a topic we are still dealing with today. Read morePublished 1 month ago by James A. Williamson