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Coll, Steve

Overview
Works: 52 works in 246 publications in 12 languages and 13,129 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
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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 )

37 editions published between 2004 and 2005 in English and held by 3,385 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 )

15 editions published between 2008 and 2015 in 3 languages and held by 2,633 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 2,054 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The first hard-hitting examination of ExxonMobil, this book 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, this book is a defining portrait of ExxonMobil and the place of Big Oil in American politics and foreign policy. -- From Book Jacket
The deal of the century : the breakup of AT & T by Steve Coll( Book )

13 editions published between 1986 and 2017 in English and held by 1,382 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A New York Times-bestselling author's "superbly reported" account of the dismantling of the world's largest corporation (The Washington Post). Written by the two-time Pulitzer Prize-winning author of Ghost Wars and Private Empire, The Deal of the Century chronicles the decade-long war for control of AT & T. When the US Department of Justice brought an antitrust lawsuit against AT & T in 1974, the telecommunications giant held a monopoly on phone service throughout the country. Over the following decade, an army of lawyers, executives, politicians, and judges spent countless hours clashing over what amounted to the biggest corporate breakup in American history. From boardroom to courtroom, Steve Coll untangles the myriad threads of this complex and critical case and gives readers "an excellent behind-the-scenes look" at the human drama involved in the remaking of an entire industry (The Philadelphia Inquirer). Hailed by the New York Times Book Review as "rich, intricate and convincing," The Deal of the Century is the definitive narrative of a momentous turning point in the way America does business
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 839 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 )

7 editions published between 1991 and 1992 in English and held by 678 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 309 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 269 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
Ghost wars : [the secret history of the CIA, Afghanistan, and bin Laden, from the Soviet invasion to September 10, 2001] by Steve Coll( )

22 editions published between 2004 and 2013 in English and held by 212 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
The Bin Ladens : an Arabian family in the American century by Steve Coll( Recording )

12 editions published between 2008 and 2012 in English and held by 210 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
Afghanistan : a distant war by Robert Nickelsberg( Book )

4 editions published in 2013 in English and held by 208 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 )

5 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 137 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 127 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 90 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 33 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
La guerra segreta della CIA by Steve Coll( Book )

9 editions published between 2004 and 2011 in 4 languages and held by 24 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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
TAKING OF GETTY OIL : pennzoil, texaco, and the takeover battle that made history by Steve Coll( Book )

2 editions published in 2017 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A larger-than-life account of family, greed, and a courtroom showdown between Big Oil rivals from the New York Times-bestselling author of Private Empire. Pulitzer Prize-winning author Steve Coll is renowned for "his ability to take complicated, significant business stories and turn them into quick-reading engaging narratives" (Chicago Tribune). Coll is at the height of his talents in this "riveting" tale of one of the most spectacular-and catastrophic-corporate takeovers of all time (Newsday). As the head of a sprawling oil empire, J. Paul Getty was once the world's richest man. But by 1984, eight years after his death, Getty's legacy was in tatters: His children were locked in a bitter feud over the family trust and the company he founded was riven by boardroom turmoil. Then Pennzoil made an agreement with Getty's son, Gordon, to purchase Getty Oil. It was a done deal-until Texaco swooped in to claim the $10 billion prize. What followed was an epic legal battle that pit "good ole boy" J. Hugh Liedtke of Pennzoil against the Wall Street brokers behind Texaco's offer. The scandalous details of the case would shock the business world and change the landscape of the oil industry forever. With a large cast of colorful characters and the dramatic pacing of a novel, The Taking of Getty Oil is a "suspenseful" and "always intriguing" chronicle of one of the most fascinating chapters in American corporate history (Publishers Weekly)
Eagle on the street : the SEC and Wall Street during the Reagan years by David A Vise( )

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

A "spellbinding account" of Wall Street deregulation in the 1980s, based on a Pulitzer Prize-winning Washington Post series (The New York Times Book Review). Described by the New York Times Book Review as "worthy of being on the same shelf" as Liar's Poker, Greed and Glory on Wall Street, and Barbarians at the Gate, this eye-opening business history explains how Washington and Wall Street cut the deals that led to a decade of greed. For the Securities and Exchange Commission, the 1980s brought sweeping changes. Under the sway of Reaganomics and the leadership of John Shad, the SEC came down hard on insider trading but introduced wide-ranging deregulation to the stock market, which helped to both fuel the legendary bull market and sow the seeds of the 1987 crash. Shad, a former vice-chairman of the brokerage firm EF Hutton & Company and the first Wall Street executive to lead the SEC since Joseph Kennedy, was a true believer in the free market. His tenure touched all the big headlines and enduring images of this tumultuous decade, from leveraged buyouts to junk bonds, Manhattan skyscrapers to Senate hearing rooms, Michael Milken to T. Boone Pickens. David A. Vise and Steve Coll won the Pulitzer Prize for the original reporting in the Washington Post that would become Eagle on the Street. In an era when the costs, benefits, and risks of deregulation are under debate once again, their "engrossing account of the struggle for the soul of the SEC" is essential reading (The Washington Post)
 
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The Bin Ladens : an Arabian family in the American century
Alternative Names
Kol, Stiw.

Steve Coll Amerikaans journalist

Steve Coll Journalist, author, business executive

Steve Coll US-amerikanischer Sachbuchautor

استیو کول

ستيف كول، 1958-

콜, 스티브

コール, スティーブ

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The Bin Ladens : an Arabian family in the American centuryEagle on the Street : based on the Pulitzer Prize-winning account of the SEC's battle with Wall StreetOn the grand trunk road : a journey into South AsiaDe Bin Ladens : een Arabische familie in het hart van de wereldGhost wars : [the secret history of the CIA, Afghanistan, and bin Laden, from the Soviet invasion to September 10, 2001]The Bin Ladens : an Arabian family in the American centuryThe Bin Ladens :b the story of a family and its fortuneThe Bin Ladens : oil, money, terrorism and the secret Saudi World