Ghost Wars

The Secret History of the CIA, Afghanistan, and Bin Laden, from the Soviet Invasion to September 10, 2001

By Steve Coll; Malcolm Hillgartner (Read by)
(Blackstone Audiobooks, Compact Disc, 9781455115136)

Publication Date: October 2011

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Description
This 2005 Pulitzer Prizewinning work details the secret history of the CIA's role in Afghanistan, the rise of the Taliban, the emergence of bin Laden, and America's failed efforts to find and assassinate him.



About the Author
Steve Coll is a writer for "The New Yorker" and author of the Pulitzer Prize- winning "Ghost Wars: The Secret History of the CIA, Afghanistan, and Bin Laden, from the Soviet Invasion to September 10, 2001," He is president of the New America Foundation, a public policy institute in Washington, D.C. Previously he served, for more than twenty years, as a reporter, foreign correspondent, and ultimately as managing editor of "The Washington Post," He is also the author of "On the Grand Trunk Road, The Deal of the Century, and The Taking of Getty Oil," Coll received a 1990 Pulitzer Prize for explanatory journalism and the 2001 Robert F. Kennedy Journalism Award for outstanding international print reporting and the 2000 Overseas Press Club Award for best magazine reporting from abroad. "Ghost Wars," published in 2004, received the Pulitzer for general nonfiction and the Arthur Ross award for the best book on international affairs.

Malcolm Hillgartner is an actor, author, playwright, and professional narrator. Under the name Jahnna N. Malcolm, he and his wife, Jahnna Beecham, have written over one hundred books for young readers; their musicals have played in theaters across America. His audiobook credits include works by Dean Koontz, Nelson Algren, and William F. Buckley Jr.
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