Directorate S: The C.I.A. and America’s Secret Wars in Afghanistan and Pakistan

Longlist, National Book Awards 2018 for Nonfiction

Directorate S by Steve Coll book cover
ISBN 9781594204586
Penguin Press / Penguin Random House
Steve Coll author photo, credit Annie Schlechter
Steve Coll

Steve Coll is the author of the Pulitzer Prize-winning Ghost Wars and the dean of the Graduate School of Journalism at Columbia University, and from 2007 to 2013 was president of the New America Foundation, a public policy institute in Washington, D.C. More about this author >

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Resuming the narrative of his Pulitzer Prize-winning Ghost Wars, bestselling author Steve Coll tells for the first time the epic and enthralling story of America’s intelligence, military, and diplomatic efforts to defeat Al Qaeda and the Taliban in Afghanistan and Pakistan since 9/11.