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On the Grand Trunk Road, Coll, Steve



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Автор: Coll, Steve
Название:  On the Grand Trunk Road
Издательство: Random House (USA)
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ISBN: 0143115197
ISBN-13(EAN): 9780143115199
Обложка/Формат: Trade Paperback
Страницы: 333
Вес: 0.29 кг.
Дата издания: 31.03.2009
Серия: Travel/Asia/Southwest
Язык: English
Размер: 213.90 x 139.20 x 19.80
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Поставляется из: США
Описание: From the award-winning and bestselling author of Ghost Wars and Directorate S, a trek across a socially and politically damaged South Asia

Bestselling author Steve Coll is one of the preeminent journalists of the twenty-first century. His last two books, the Pulitzer Prize-winning Ghost Wars and New York Times bestseller The Bin Ladens, have been praised for their creative insight and complex yet compelling narratives-and have put him on par with journalists such as the legendary Bob Woodward. Now, for the first time ever, the paperback edition of On the Grand Trunk Road is finally available, revised and updated with new material. Focusing on Colls journeys in conflict-ridden India, Pakistan, Bangladesh, Sri Lanka, Nepal, and Afghanistan as a bureau chief for The Washington Post, On the Grand Trunk Road reveals a little-seen area of the world where violence, corruption, and greed have had devastating effects on South Asians from all walks of life.




Ghost Wars

Автор: Coll, Steve
Название: Ghost Wars
ISBN: 1594200076 ISBN-13(EAN): 9781594200076
Издательство: Random House (USA)
Цена: 2048 р.
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Описание: The secret history of the CIA, Afghanistan, and Bin Laden, from the Soviet Invasion to September 10th, 2001.

Private Empire

Автор: Coll, Steve
Название: Private Empire
ISBN: 1594203350 ISBN-13(EAN): 9781594203350
Издательство: Random House (USA)
Цена: 2462 р.
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Описание: In "Private Empire "Steve Coll investigates the largest and most powerful private corporation in the United States, revealing the true extent of its power. ExxonMobil's annual revenues are larger than the economic activity in the great majority of countries. In many of the countries where it conducts business, ExxonMobil's sway over politics and security is greater than that of the United States embassy. In Washington, ExxonMobil spends more money lobbying Congress and the White House than almost any other corporation. Yet despite its outsized influence, it is a black box.
"Private Empire" pulls back the curtain, tracking the corporation's recent history and its central role on the world stage, beginning with the "Exxon Valdez "accident in 1989 and leading to the "Deepwater Horizon" oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico in 2010. The action spans the globe, moving from Moscow, to impoverished African capitals, Indonesia, and elsewhere in heart-stopping scenes that feature kidnapping cases, civil wars, and high-stakes struggles at the Kremlin. At home, Coll goes inside ExxonMobil's K Street office and corporation headquarters in Irving, Texas, where top executives in the "God Pod" (as employees call it) oversee an extraordinary corporate culture of discipline and secrecy.
The narrative is driven by larger than life characters, including corporate legend Lee "Iron Ass" Raymond, ExxonMobil's chief executive until 2005. A close friend of Dick Cheney's, Raymond was both the most successful and effective oil executive of his era and an unabashed skeptic about climate change and government regulation.. This position proved difficult to maintain in the face of new science and political change and Raymond's successor, current ExxonMobil chief executive Rex Tillerson, broke with Raymond's programs in an effort to reset ExxonMobil's public image. The larger cast includes countless world leaders, plutocrats, dictators, guerrillas, and corporate scientists who are part of ExxonMobil's colossal story.
The first hard-hitting examination of ExxonMobil, "Private Empire "is the masterful result of Coll's indefatigable reporting. He draws here on more than four hundred interviews; field reporting from the halls of Congress to the oil-laden swamps of the Niger Delta; more than one thousand pages of previously classified U.S. documents obtained under the Freedom of Information Act; heretofore unexamined court records; and many other sources. A penetrating, newsbreaking study, "Private Empire "is a defining portrait of ExxonMobil and the place of Big Oil in American politics and foreign policy.

Bin Ladens, The

Автор: Coll, Steve
Название: Bin Ladens, The
ISBN: 0143114816 ISBN-13(EAN): 9780143114819
Издательство: Random House (USA)
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Описание: From the award-winning and bestselling author of Ghost Wars and Directorate S

In The Bin Ladens, two-time Pulitzer Prize-winner Steve Coll continues where Ghost Wars left off, shedding new light on one of the most elusive families of the twenty-first century. Rising from a famine-stricken desert into luxury, private compounds, and even business deals with Hollywood celebrities, the Bin Ladens have benefited from the tensions and contradictions in a country founded on extreme religious purity, suddenly thrust into a world awash in oil, money, and the temptations of the West. But what do these incongruities mean for globalization, the War on Terror, and America's place in the Middle East? Meticulously researched, The Bin Ladens is the story of a remarkably varied and often dangerous family that has used money, mobility, and technology to dramatically different ends.

Ghost Wars

Автор: Steve Coll
Название: Ghost Wars
ISBN: 0141020806 ISBN-13(EAN): 9780141020808
Издательство: Random House - Penguin
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Цена: 1648 р.
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Описание: The news-breaking book that has sent schockwaves through the White House, Ghost Wars is the most accurate and revealing account yet of the CIA`s secret involvement in al-Qaeada`s evolution.

Private Empire

Автор: Steve Coll
Название: Private Empire
ISBN: 0718194470 ISBN-13(EAN): 9780718194475
Издательство: Random House - Penguin
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Цена: 1260 р.
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Описание: The oil giant ExxonMobil makes more money annually than the GDP of most countries; has greater sway than US embassies abroad; and spends more on lobbying than any other corporation. Yet to outsiders it is a mystery. In this title, the author tells the truth about the world`s most powerful and shadowy company.

Bin Ladens,The - abridged CDs

Автор: Coll, Steve; Singer, Erik
Название: Bin Ladens,The - abridged CDs
ISBN: 0143143239 ISBN-13(EAN): 9780143143239
Издательство: Random House (USA)
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Bin Ladens, The

Автор: Coll, Steve
Название: Bin Ladens, The
ISBN: 1594201641 ISBN-13(EAN): 9781594201646
Издательство: Random House (USA)
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Ghost Wars

Автор: Coll, Steve
Название: Ghost Wars
ISBN: 0143034669 ISBN-13(EAN): 9780143034667
Издательство: Random House (USA)
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Описание: Winner of the 2005 Pulitzer Prize

From the award-winning and bestselling author of Directorate S, the explosive first-hand account of America's secret history in Afghanistan

To what extent did America's best intelligence analysts grasp the rising thread of Islamist radicalism? Who tried to stop bin Laden and why did they fail? Comprehensively and for the first time, Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Steve Coll recounts the history of the covert wars in Afghanistan that fueled Islamic militancy and sowed the seeds of the September 11 attacks. Based on scrupulous research and firsthand accounts by key government, intelligence, and military personnel both foreign and American, Ghost Wars details the secret history of the CIA's role in Afghanistan (including its covert operations against Soviet troops from 1979 to 1989), the rise of the Taliban, the emergence of bin Laden, and the failed efforts by U.S. forces to find and assassinate bin Laden in Afghanistan.


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