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“A heart-stopping tale of espionage and betrayal. Forget Tom Clancy: this is the real thing.”
“In this suspense-filled thriller, the man who ran the closing phases of the Afghan war for the Agency takes his readers on a stunning voyage of discovery through that clandestine world, from Kabul to Hong Kong and the Moscow of the Evil Empire.” —Larry Collins, co-author of Is Paris Burning?
“A truly engrossing espionage read . . . Bearden explains how the CIA supplied Afghan guerrillas with the hardware—rockets, Stinger surface-to-air missiles, and night-vision equipment—which enabled them to chew a vastly stronger Soviet force to bloody ribbons. . . . Highly recommended.” —The Washington Times
Posted November 3, 2004
Set in the cold war era, ¿The Black Tulip,¿ by Milt Bearden, is a novel about the CIA¿s involvement in Afghanistan and how they trained and armed the Afghan freedom fighters to fight off the Soviets. The book also goes in detail about the KGB and the under cover CIA agents that worked for them. Milt Bearden was a long time CIA agent and planed out most of the operations in Afghanistan, which adds to the realism of the book. The book has a lot of action, although the author goes off the subject and talks about the KGB and other stuff that doesn¿t really have anything to do with the main subject. Overall the book is interesting and shows how is was dangerous for the Americans to train the Afghan people.
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Posted April 1, 2011
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