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Ghost Wars

Provides an overview of CIA and other covert operations in Afghanistan, from the Soviet invasion in 1979 through the summer of 2001, detailing efforts to capture or kill bin Laden and the failure to stop the events of September 11th.

2004  New York Times Notable Books of the Year
2005  Pulitzer Prize
2005  Arthur Ross Book Awards
2004  Lionel Gelber Prize

Author Notes
  Winner of a 1990 Pulitzer Prize for explanatory journalism, Steve Coll has been managing editor of The Washington Post since 1998 and covered Afghanistan as the Post's South Asia bureau chief between 1989 and 1992. Coll is the author of four books, He lives with his wife and three children in Maryland