Charlie Wilson’s War by George Crile
this is a great book. great book. a bunch of people told me about this book … even my friend Mark Goffman consulted on the screenplay for the movie that will star Tom Hanks.
i’m sure the movie will be great … but the book was fantastic. it is a true story about a lone Congressman (Charlie Wilcon) from Texas and a lone CIA agent that conspired to find the Afghan resistance against the Soviets … and at the same time unwittingly funded the training of some of the most dangerous Islamic terrorists.
Wilson is a quit a character … a hard drinking (possibly hard drug-using) patriot who knew how to work Washington like no other.
you’ve probably heard a lot about the book. if you an audio-book fan you can download the 21-hour unabridged version from Audible … i highly recommend it.