Ghost Wars: The Secret History of the CIA, Afghanistan, and bin Laden from the Soviet Invasion to September 10, 2001

by Steve Coll

Winner of the 2005 Pulitzer PrizeThe explosive first-hand account of America’s secret history in AfghanistanWith the publication of Ghost Wars, Steve Coll became not only a Pulitzer Prize winner, but also the expert on the rise of the Taliban, the emergence of Bin Laden, and the secret efforts by CIA officers and their agents to capture or kill Bin Laden in Afghanistan after1998.

  • Paperback
  • Pages: 712 pages
  • Average Rating: 4.28 out of 5
  • Published December 28th 2004 by Penguin Books (London)
  • Original Title: Ghost Wars: The Secret History of the CIA
  • Afghanistan
  • and Bin Laden
  • from the Soviet Invasion to September 10
  • 2001
  • ISBN: 0143034669 (ISBN13: 9780143034667)
  • Edition Language: English
  • Characters: Osama Bin Laden
  • Literary Awards: Pulitzer Prize for General Nonfiction (2005)
  • Lionel Gelber Prize (2004)
  • Arthur Ross Book Award for Gold Medal (2005)
  • Cornelius Ryan Award (2004)

Winner of the 2005 Pulitzer PrizeThe explosive first-hand account of America’s secret history in AfghanistanWith the publication of Ghost Wars, Steve Coll became not only a Pulitzer Prize winner, but also the expert on the rise of the Taliban, the emergence of Bin Laden, and the secret efforts by CIA officers and their agents to capture or kill Bin Laden in Afghanistan after 1998.