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Coll, Steve

Overview
Works: 44 works in 229 publications in 13 languages and 13,140 library holdings
Genres: History  Educational films  Internet videos  Pictorial works  Biography  Documentary television programs  Biographical television programs  Documentary films  Television news programs  Interviews 
Roles: Author, Speaker, Creator
Classifications: DS371.2, 958.1045
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Most widely held works about Steve Coll
 
Most widely held works by Steve Coll
Ghost wars : the secret history of the CIA, Afghanistan, and bin Laden, from the Soviet invasion to September 10, 2001 by Steve Coll( Book )

45 editions published between 2004 and 2011 in 5 languages and held by 3,405 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An account of the CIA's involvement in the covert wars in Afghanistan that fueled Islamic militancy and gave rise to bin Laden's al Qaeda. For nearly the past quarter century, while most Americans were unaware, Afghanistan has been the playing field for intense covert operations by U.S. and foreign intelligence agencies-invisible wars which sowed the seeds of the September 11 attacks and which provide its context. From the Soviet invasion in 1979 through the summer of 2001, the CIA, KGB, Pakistan's ISI, and Saudi Arabia's General Intelligence Department all operated directly and secretly in Afghanistan. They primed Afghan factions with cash and weapons, secretly trained guerrilla forces, funded propaganda, and manipulated politics. In the midst of these struggles bin Laden conceived and then built his global organization. The author tells the secret history of the CIA's role in Afghanistan, from its covert program against Soviet troops from 1979 to 1989, to the rise of the Taliban and the emergence of bin Laden, to the secret efforts by CIA officers and their agents to capture or kill bin Laden in Afghanistan after 1998. Based on extensive firsthand accounts, this story goes well beyond anything previously published on U.S. involvement in Afghanistan. It chronicles the roles of midlevel CIA officers, their Afghan allies, and top spy masters such as Bill Casey, Saudi Arabia's Prince Turki al Faisal, and George Tenet
The Bin Ladens : an Arabian family in the American century by Steve Coll( Book )

14 editions published between 2008 and 2015 in 3 languages and held by 2,643 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Bin Ladens rose from poverty to privilege; they loyally served the Saudi royal family for generations--and then one of their number changed history on September 11, 2001. Journalist Steve Coll tells the story of the rise of the Bin Laden family and of the wildly diverse lifestyles of the generation to which Osama bin Laden belongs, and against whom he rebelled. Starting with the family's escape from famine at the beginning of the twentieth century, through its jet-set era in America after the 1970s oil boom, and finally to the family's attempts to recover from September 11, this book unearths extensive new material about the family and its relationship with the United States, and provides a richly revealing and emblematic narrative of our globally interconnected times.--From publisher description
Private empire : ExxonMobil and American power by Steve Coll( Book )

22 editions published between 2012 and 2013 in English and held by 2,037 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In this book, the author 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 U.S. embassy. In Washington, ExxonMobil spends more money lobbying Congress and the White House than almost any other corporation. Yet despite its outsized global influence, the true nature of the company is not widely known by the general public. This book 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, the author 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 scientific and political change and Raymond's successor, 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. -- from Book Jacket
The deal of the century : the breakup of AT & T by Steve Coll( Book )

12 editions published between 1986 and 2017 in English and held by 1,402 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The taking of Getty Oil : the full story of the most spectacular-- & catastrophic--takeover of all time by Steve Coll( Book )

12 editions published between 1987 and 1989 in English and held by 857 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A true story of family, ambition, and greed in the most bitter and controversial takeover struggle in business history
Eagle on the Street : based on the Pulitzer Prize-winning account of the SEC's battle with Wall Street by David A Vise( Book )

8 editions published between 1991 and 1997 in English and Turkish and held by 686 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Account of how the Securities and Exchange Commission under John Stand brought deregulation to the stock market which helped lead to the 1987 crash
On the grand trunk road : a journey into South Asia by Steve Coll( Book )

8 editions published between 1994 and 2014 in English and held by 312 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Steve Coll's trek across South Asia
De Bin Ladens : een Arabische familie in het hart van de wereld by Steve Coll( Book )

26 editions published between 2008 and 2014 in 8 languages and held by 290 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The rise and rise of the Bin Laden family is one of the world's great stories of the 20th century: the repercussions of that rise have, of course, already deeply marked the 21st century. And yet, it is a story that has never been properly told. Their affairs shrouded in secrecy, living in one of the most powerful, closed and unaccountable countries on earth, the Bin Ladens have - until now - successfully fended off all attempts to understand the world from which Osama sprang. Steve Coll's "The Bin Ladens" is the history of a family and its fortune: of how a one-eyed illiterate, Mohammed Bin Laden, from a harsh region of Yemen, went as a young man to the new, oil-rich country of Saudi Arabia and with remarkable speed became a vital figure in its development, building great mosques and highways and making himself and his many children into millionaires.It is the story of the Saudi royal family, who the Bin Ladens served so loyally, and without whose capricious favor they would have been nothing. And it is the story of the revolutions in a modern Islam awash with oil money: of a country founded on extreme religious purity becoming mired in the temptations of the West. In only two generations, the men and women of the Bin Laden family moved from a desert canyon in Yemen to luxury jets, yachts and private compounds around the world. The religious and cultural pressures could not have been greater. This resulted in everything from enthusiasm for the West, exemplified by Osama's brother Salem, a free-living pilot and adventurer, to an overwhelming determination to destroy it."The Bin Ladens" - meticulously researched, brilliantly written - is one of the major works to be provoked by the current crisis. Colorful, shocking, entertaining and disturbing, it dramatizes all the strange contradictions of globalization in the story of a single family who have used money, mobility and technology to frighteningly varied ends
The Bin Ladens : an Arabian family in the American century by Steve Coll( Recording )

11 editions published between 2008 and 2011 in English and held by 213 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The rise and rise of the Bin Laden family is one of the great stories of the twentieth century; its repercussions have already deeply marked the twenty-first. Until now, however, it is a story that has never been fully told, as the Bin Ladens have successfully fended off attempts to understand the family circles from which Osama sprang. In this the family has been abetted by the kingdom it calls home, Saudi Arabia, one of the most closed societies on earth. Steve Coll's The Bin Ladens: An Arabian Family in the American Century is the groundbreaking history of a family and its fortune. It chronicles a young illiterate Yemeni bricklayer, Mohamed Bin Laden, who went to the new, oil-rich country of Saudi Arabia and quickly became a vital figure in its development, building great mosques and highways and making himself and many of his children millionaires. It is also a story of the Saudi royal family, whom the Bin Ladens served loyally and without whose capricious favor they would have been nothing. And it is a story of tensions and contradictions in a country founded on extreme religious purity, which then became awash in oil money and dazzled by the temptations of the West. In only two generations the Bin Ladens moved from a famine-stricken desert canyon to luxury jets, yachts, and private compounds around the world, even going into business with Hollywood celebrities. These religious and cultural gyrations resulted in everything from enthusiasm for America--exemplified by Osama's free-living pilot brother Salem--to an overwhelming determination to destroy it. The Bin Ladens is a meticulously researched, colorful, shocking, entertaining, and disturbing narrative of global integration and its limitations. It encapsulates the unsettling contradictions of globalization in the story of a single family who has used money, mobility, and technology to dramatically varied ends"--Publisher's web site
Ghost wars : [the secret history of the CIA, Afghanistan, and bin Laden, from the Soviet invasion to September 10, 2001] by Steve Coll( )

17 editions published between 2004 and 2013 in English and held by 203 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

To what extent did America's best intelligence analysts grasp the rising threat of Islamist radicalism? Who tried to stop bin Laden and why did they fail? Comprehensively and for the first time, this Pulitzer Prize-winning work by 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, the rise of the Taliban, the emergence of bin Laden, and the efforts by US forces to find and assassinate bin Laden in Afghanistan
Afghanistan : a distant war by Robert Nickelsberg( Book )

4 editions published in 2013 in English and held by 202 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Noted documentary photographer Robert Nickelsberg's photographs help bring into focus the day-to-day consequences of war, poverty, oppression, and political turmoil in Afghanistan. Since the attack on the World Trade Center, Afghanistan has evolved from a country few people thought twice about to a place that evokes our deepest emotions. TIME magazine photographer Robert Nickelsberg has been publishing his images of this distant yet all too familiar country since 1998, when he accompanied a group of Mujahideen across the border from Pakistan. This remarkable volume of photographs is accompanied by insightful texts from experts on Afghanistan and the Taliban. The images themselves are captioned with places, dates, and Nickelsberg's own extensive commentary. Timely and important, the book serves as a reminder that Afghanistan and the rest of the world remain inextricably linked, no matter how much we long to distance ourselves from its painful realities
Private empire : [ExxonMobil and American power] by Steve Coll( Recording )

4 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 141 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In this book the author goes deep inside ExxonMobil Corp, the largest and most powerful private corporation in the United States. He investigates the notoriously secretive ExxonMobil Corporation, revealing the true extent of its power. ExxonMobil's annual revenues are larger than the economic activity in the great majority of countries, equivalent to the GDP of Norway. 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 any other corporation. Yet despite its outsized influence, it is a black box
Targeted : Osama Bin Laden( Visual )

3 editions published between 2004 and 2007 in English and held by 131 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Travel to Pakistan, Afghanistan, Sudan, Yemen and Saudi Arabia to hear the story of Bin Laden's emergence as a global terrorist. See how Bin Laden came to prominence battling the Soviets in Afghanistan, trace the establishment of Al Qaeda, and more
Long live Pakistan = Pakistan Zindabad by Pascale Lamche( Visual )

4 editions published between 2007 and 2008 in English and French and held by 91 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Produced for the 60th anniversary of the creation of Pakistan, this compelling documentary explores the country's brief but turbulent past in order to understand its volatile present
Meet the press( Visual )

1 edition published in 2009 in English and held by 71 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

On this edition of Meet the Press: exclusive interviews with President Asif Ali Zardari of Pakistan and President Hamid Karzai of Afghanistan; insights and analysis from Andrea Mitchell and Steve Coll
The Bin Ladens :b the story of a family and its fortune by Steve Coll( Book )

1 edition published in 2008 in English and held by 24 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Bin Ladens : oil, money, terrorism and the secret Saudi World by Steve Coll( Book )

4 editions published between 2008 and 2009 in English and held by 15 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Bin Ladens rose from poverty to privilege; they loyally served the Saudi royal family for generations--and then one of their number changed history on September 11, 2001. Journalist Steve Coll tells the story of the rise of the Bin Laden family and of the wildly diverse lifestyles of the generation to which Osama bin Laden belongs, and against whom he rebelled. Starting with the family's escape from famine at the beginning of the twentieth century, through its jet-set era in America after the 1970s oil boom, and finally to the family's attempts to recover from September 11, this book unearths extensive new material about the family and its relationship with the United States, and provides a richly revealing and emblematic narrative of our globally interconnected times.--From publisher description
Oil, money, terrorism and the secret Saudi world by Steve Coll( Book )

1 edition published in 2008 in English and held by 9 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The rise of the Bin Laden family is one of the world's great stories of the 20th century. This title presents the history of a family and its fortune: of how a one-eyed illiterate, Mohammed Bin Laden, from a harsh region of Yemen, went as a young man to the new, oil-rich country of Saudi Arabia and became a vital figure in its development
TAKING OF GETTY OIL pennzoil, texaco, and the takeover battle that made history by Steve Coll( )

1 edition published in 2017 in English and held by 0 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

EAGLE ON THE STREET the sec and wall street during the reagan years by STEVE; VISE, DAVID A COLL( )

1 edition published in 2017 in English and held by 0 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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The Bin Ladens : an Arabian family in the American century
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Kol, Stiw.

Steve Coll Amerikaans journalist

Steve Coll Journalist, author, business executive

Steve Coll US-amerikanischer Sachbuchautor

ستيف كول، 1958-

콜, 스티브

コール, スティーブ

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