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Ghost Wars: The Secret History of the CIA, Afghanistan and Bin Laden
Ghost Wars: The Secret History of the CIA, Afghanistan and Bin Laden
by Steve Coll
Edition: Paperback
Price: £10.39

9 of 11 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Incredible, 5 Nov. 2007
This has become my favourite book of all time. Each page is packed with information, the whole book is extensively referenced too. It also puts to bed many misconceptions and myths (a common one is that the CIA funded bin Laden, which is not true).
Coll also describes the feelings of those who worked in the CIA and State Dept. and he shows their many conflicts and competing ideologies. The split feelings and decisions within the U.S. policy makers with respect to Massoud, bin Laden and the Taliban are very well told.
Recommended.


The Miracle in the Atom
The Miracle in the Atom
by Harun Yahya
Edition: Paperback

1 of 8 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars Rubbish, 13 April 2007
This is one of the most frustrating books that I've ever read. It's moronic in its claims and highlights the author's educational limits. For example, he states that the atom consists of electrons orbiting a nucleus, and the fact that they don't crash into each other is evidence of God's intricate design. The explanation is that the electrons don't have enough energy to overcome the Coulomb repulsion and so they don't collide. The book is riddled with these claims. I have another of his books that I've yet to read, that should be fun...


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