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Ghost Wars by Steve Coll
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May 24, 12

bookshelves: read-in-2012
Read from March 22 to May 24, 2012

Unreal reporting. Steve Coll is very, very good at what he does.
...that said, this is sort of a 580 page new yorker article attached to a 4 page coda that identifies the big themes. I know I've been spoiled by some recent exposure to Caro & LBJ, but a book length treatment of a topic can and should do a better job handling the grand narrative arcs.

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