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The Operators: The Wild and Terrifying Inside Story of America's War in Afghanistan (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

By Hastings, Michael

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Six rollercoaster weeks that brought down America's top General by the Rolling Stone journalist who broke the story

ISBN 9780857820426
Barcode 9780857820426
Replacement this title has been replaced by: 9781409144878
Published 13 December 2011 by Orion Publishing
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ISBN-13 9780857820426
ISBN-10 0857820427
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Status Showing available at publisher; usually ships 7-14 working days
Publisher Orion Publishing
Imprint Swordfish
Publication Date 13 December 2011
International Publication Date 16 June 2011
Publication Country United Kingdom United Kingdom
Format Trade Paperback/Paperback
Author(s) By Hastings, Michael
Category True Stories: War / Combat / Elite Forces
Number of Pages 352
Dimensions Width: 153mm
Height: 234mm
Weight Not specified - defaults to 600g
Interest Age 14+ years
Reading Age 14+ years
NBS Text True Military / Combat Stories
ONIX Text General/trade
Dewey Code 973.932092
Catalogue Code 209433

Description of this Book

On April 16th 2010, Michael Hastings spent the night in Kitty O'Shea's Irish pub in Paris with General Stanley McChrystal and his handpicked inner circle. By midnight they were all three sheets to the wind, linking arms and chanting 'Afghanistan!' at the top of their lungs. It was day two of what would turn out to be an extraordinary month. Soon after Hastings flew to Afghanistan with McChrystal. Over the weeks that followed he was privy to everything the General and his team did and saw, including unguarded opinions of the President, of General Petraeus, of Hamid Karzai. 'The Runaway General' piece in Rolling Stone that resulted caused a sensation around the world and led directly to McChrystal's dismissal. In the tradition of CATCH-22, PRIMARY COLORS of APOCALYPSE NOW, this landmark book reveals the craziness behind the scenes at the highest level. But it's all true. A landmark piece of reporting.

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Author's Bio

Michael Hastings was NEWSWEEK's Baghdad Correspondent. 'The Runaway General' was his first story for ROLLING STONE. He's thirty years old.

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