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Charlie Wilson's War (Book)

2 Ratings: 2.5
A book by George Crile

Put the Tom Clancy clones back on the shelf; this covert-ops chronicle is practically impossible to put down. No thriller writer would dare invent Wilson, a six-feet-four-inch Texas congressman,liberal on social issues but rabidly anti-Communist, a boozer, … see full wiki

Author: George Crile
Genre: History
Publisher: Grove Press
2 reviews about Charlie Wilson's War (Book)
review by . December 23, 2007
Any story loses something, I think, when taken from print to movie. And while I haven't yet seen the new "Charlie Wilson's War" film, I would think even Peter Jackson would have a rough time translating the level of detail, characterization, and sheer storytelling power captured in George Crile's fascinating book.      I was given a copy of this book some time ago, and it's been on my substantial to-read pile since. It was word of the forthcoming movie …
review by . June 19, 2006
Charlie Wilson was an obscure Democratic Representative from a rural Texas district. He probably would have continued in obscurity had it not been for his reaction to the Soviet invasion of Afghanistan. Galvanized by friends, who are invariably described as "right-wing", "ultra-conservative" and other less than friendly labels.     That's one of the very strange things about this book. If Wilson hadn't been a Democrat, author George Crile (a producer for "60 Minutes") would have …
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