The True Story of Charlie Wilson History Channel

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A&E Home Video 3340763 #ad - No one suspected that playboy Congressman Charlie Wilson and his partner Gust Avrakotos--an aggressive CIA agent nicknamed Dr. Dirty --would mastermind the covert arming of the Afghan Mujahideen in what became the largest and most successful campaign in CIA history. The true story of charlie wilson profiles this unorthodox alliance, and chronicles the epic journey the two men undertook to guarantee the success of their freedom fighters.

Factory sealed DVD. Now, the history channel examines the unforeseen and far-reaching effects of the CIA s efforts to assist the Afghan rebels in the fight against the Soviet Union--namely, the Afghan uprising against the West. Revealing the full story behind the hollywood blockbuster charlie wilson s War, THE TRUE STORY OF CHARLIE WILSON penetrates the inner-workings of the CIA to uncover the men and the designs that have returned to haunt America today.

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Charlie Wilson's War Widescreen Edition

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Universal Pictures Home Entertainment 61100566 #ad - Based on the outrageous true story, charlie wilson's war shows how one congressman who loved a good time, one Houston socialite who loved a good cause and one renegade CIA agent who loved a good fight conspired to bring about the largest covert operation in history. Academy award winners tom hanks, julia roberts and philip Seymour Hoffman star in this compelling and witty film from Oscar-winning director Mike Nichols and Primetime Emmy-winning writer Aaron Sorkin The West Wing.

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Charlie Wilson's War: The Extraordinary Story of How the Wildest Man in Congress and a Rogue CIA Agent Changed the History

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Grove Press #ad - Story of a Congress Man and his wild role. Charlie wilson's war was a publishing sensation and a New York Times, Washington Post, and Los Angeles Times bestseller. Moving from the back rooms of the capitol, to the khyber pass, this book presents an astonishing chapter of our recent past, to secret chambers at Langley, to arms-dealers' conventions, and the key to understanding what helped trigger the sudden collapse of the Soviet Union and ultimately led to the emergence of a brand-new foe in the form of radical Islam.

Avrakotos handpicked a staff of CIA outcasts to run his operation and, with their help, continually stretched the Agency's rules to the breaking point. Factory sealed DVD. The arms were secretly procured and distributed with the help of an out-of-favor CIA operative, Gust Avrokotos, whose working-class Greek-American background made him an anomaly among the Ivy League world of American spies.

Charlie Wilson's War: The Extraordinary Story of How the Wildest Man in Congress and a Rogue CIA Agent Changed the History #ad - Wilson, who sat on the all-powerful House Appropriations Committee, managed to procure hundreds of millions of dollars to support the mujahideen. In the early 1980s, despite overwhelming odds, a houston socialite turned the attention of maverick Texas congressman Charlie Wilson to the ragged band of Afghan "freedom fighters" who continued, to fight the Soviet invaders.

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Charlie Wilson's War: The Extraordinary Story of the Largest Covert Operation in History

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Atlantic Monthly Press #ad - This book is a remarkable account of the last battle of the Cold War, of course, paved the way to the rise of the Taliban, a battle that helped weaken the Soviet Union and led to its collapse and, with consequences that we are dealing with today. Mujaheddin. Charlie wilson's war tells the story of what became the largest covert operation in history; funding eventually grew to over $1 billion a year.

Story of a Congress Man and his wild role. The book includes an incredible cast of characters: charlie, hard-partying congressman who raised eyebrows when traveling to Pakistan with unusual companions -- one his personal belly dancer, the charismatic, another an ex-beauty queen -- but was passionate about supporting the Afghans and brilliant at getting deals done.

Charlie Wilson's War: The Extraordinary Story of the Largest Covert Operation in History #ad - Charlie wilson, a maverick congressman from east texas who sat on the powerful House Defense Appropriations Committee, persuaded his colleagues to allocate $10 million to fund the CIA's effort to arm the Mujahideen. After the soviet union invaded Afghanistan in 1979, pressure mounted for the Americans to support the Afghan resistance.

From an award-winning 60 minutes reporter comes the extraordinary story of the largest and most successful CIA operation in history-the arming of the Mujahideen in Afghanistan. Moving from the back rooms of the capitol, to arms-dealers conventions, charlie wilson's War is brilliantly reported -- one of the most detailed and compulsively readable accounts of the inside workings of the CIA ever written, to secret chambers at Langley, to the Khyber Pass, with a cast of characters and a plot out of Le Carre or Clancy.

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Charlie Wilson's War Blu-ray

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Universal Pictures Home Entertainment 30604357 #ad - Cold War. Shrink-wrapped. Academy award winners tom hanks, julia roberts and philip Seymour Hoffman star in this compelling and witty film from Oscar-winning director Mike Nichols and Primetime Emmy-winning writer Aaron Sorkin The West Wing. Story of a Congress Man and his wild role. Mujaheddin. Cia. Factory sealed DVD.

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Diplomacy and Diamonds: My Wars from the Ballroom to the Battlefield

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Center Street #ad - She's been dirt poor; she's been filthy rich. Doctors said she'd never be able to have children. And in so doing forged new paths for women in Pakistan, Afghanistan, and America. Joanna King Herring. But her full story-with all its God, guns, and Gucci glory-has never been told. Cold War. She's bargained with God, dictators, and Democrats.

Diplomacy and Diamonds: My Wars from the Ballroom to the Battlefield #ad - . Afghanistan. Covert War. Joanne herring, funny, the houston socialite portrayed by Julia Roberts in the film Charlie Wilson's War, is far more colorful, and likable than any screenwriter could have guessed. Factory sealed DVD. She had 'em. Mujaheddin. Story of a Congress Man and his wild role. She lived. She waltzed with prince philip in buckingham palace, dressed in men's clothes and smuggled herself in a barrel across the Pakistani border, threw a Roman-themed party so extravagant it was featured in Life magazine, and survived a Soviet gunship attack in the mountains of Afghanistan.

She married three times, found her true love, divorced twice, and lost him to cancer.

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Charlie Wilson's War Widescreen Edition by Universal Studios

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Brute Force WWII DVD - History Classics: Weapons At War

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A&E Home Video 22953432 #ad - Finally, a comprehensive look at the events that led up to D-Day, one of history s greatest battles, from the earliest plans to the tense pre-dawn hours leading up to the monumental attack to the aftermath of the invasion. Weapons at war: brute force: wwii contains 8 documentaries on 4 DVDs Factory sealed DVD.

Cia. Story of a Congress Man and his wild role. Next is a close-up look at the war in the pacific and the brave men who put their lives on the line to push the Japanese back to their homeland in places like Wake Island, Okinawa, Guadalcanal and Iwo Jima. Cold War. Womens rights. Socialites. Covert War. Charlie Wilson's War.

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A Clash of Eagles: The Fighters of WWII

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