Audiobooks by Craig Whitlock

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  3. Manifest: The Sunday Times bestseller that will change your life Audiobook Manifest: The Sunday Times bestseller that will change your life
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  4. The Dark Queens: The Bloody Rivalry that Forged the Medieval World Audiobook The Dark Queens: The Bloody Rivalry that Forged the Medieval World
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  5. The Dictionary of Lost Words Audiobook The Dictionary of Lost Words
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  6. The Match: From the #1 bestselling creator of the hit Netflix series Stay Close Audiobook The Match: From the #1 bestselling creator of the hit Netflix series Stay Close
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  7. Arsenic and Adobo Audiobook Arsenic and Adobo
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  8. The Cabinet Audiobook The Cabinet
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  9. The Night Circus Audiobook The Night Circus
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  10. Open Mind Audiobook Open Mind
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Die Afghanistan Papers: Der Insider-Report über Geheimnisse, Lügen und 20 Jahre Krieg. Mit einem akt Audiobook

Die Afghanistan Papers: Der Insider-Report über Geheimnisse, Lügen und 20 Jahre Krieg. Mit einem akt

Author: Craig Whitlock Narrator: Nikolas Gerdell Release Date: May 2022

Der Insider-Report über Geheimnisse, Lügen und 20 Jahre Krieg. Mit einem aktuellen Nachwort zum Rückzug aus Afghanistan Dieses Buch wird die Erinnerung an den Krieg in Afghanistan für immer verändern. Die bahnbrechenden Enthüllungen des Washington Post-Reporters und dreimaligen Pulitzer-Preisfinalisten Craig Whitlock zeigen eindrücklich, wie drei aufeinanderfolgende Präsidenten – Bush, Obama, Trump – und ihre militärischen Befehlshaber die weltweite Öffentlichkeit konsequent über Amerikas längsten Kriegseinsatz belogen. 20 Jahre nach 9/11 offenbart sich die zweck- und planlose Mission, deren absehbares Scheitern viel zu lange bewusst verborgen wurde: Die Afghanistan Papers sind ein schockierender Bericht, der auch die Rückeroberung Afghanistans durch die Taliban vorwegnahm. Craig Whitlock liefert Dokumente und eine längst überfällige Abrechnung über all das, was schiefgelaufen ist. Wie einst die Pentagon Papers die öffentliche Wahrnehmung des Vietnamkriegs veränderten, enthalten die Afghanistan Papers erschütternde Enthüllungen von mehr als 1.000 Personen, die wussten, dass die US-Regierung die Fakten vor Ort verzerrt darstellte und manchmal sogar erfand – von Führungskräften im Weißen Haus und Pentagon bis hin zu Ortskräften und Soldaten an der Front in Afghanistan. Sie geben offen zu, dass die Strategie der US-Regierung ein Desaster und es ein kolossaler Fehlschlag war, einen afghanischen Staat nach westlichen Standards aufbauen zu wollen. In seinem Nachwort für die deutsche Ausgabe geht Craig Whitlock auch auf die Rolle Deutschlands in diesem Drama ein. Wer dieses Buch gelesen hat, wird die Militärmission in Afghanistan mit anderen Augen sehen.

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The Afghanistan Papers: A Secret History of the War Audiobook

The Afghanistan Papers: A Secret History of the War

Author: Craig Whitlock, The Washington Post Narrator: Dan Bittner Release Date: August 2021

The groundbreaking investigative story of how three successive presidents and their military commanders deceived the public year after year about America's longest war, foreshadowing the Taliban's recapture of Afghanistan, by Washington Post reporter and three-time Pulitzer Prize finalist Craig Whitlock. Unlike the wars in Vietnam and Iraq, the US invasion of Afghanistan in 2001 had near-unanimous public support. At first, the goals were straightforward and clear: to defeat al-Qaeda and prevent a repeat of 9/11. Yet soon after the United States and its allies removed the Taliban from power, the mission veered off course and US officials lost sight of their original objectives. Distracted by the war in Iraq, the US military became mired in an unwinnable guerrilla conflict in a country it did not understand. But no president wanted to admit failure, especially in a war that began as a just cause. Instead, the Bush, Obama, and Trump administrations sent more and more troops to Afghanistan and repeatedly said they were making progress, even though they knew there was no realistic prospect for an outright victory. Just as the Pentagon Papers changed the public's understanding of Vietnam, The Afghanistan Papers contains startling revelation after revelation from people who played a direct role in the war, from leaders in the White House and the Pentagon to soldiers and aid workers on the front lines. In unvarnished language, they admit that the US government's strategies were a mess, that the nation-building project was a colossal failure, and that drugs and corruption gained a stranglehold over their allies in the Afghan government. All told, the account is based on interviews with more than 1,000 people who knew that the US government was presenting a distorted, and sometimes entirely fabricated, version of the facts on the ground. Documents unearthed by The Washington Post reveal that President Bush didn't know the name of his Afghanistan war commander—and didn't want to make time to meet with him. Secretary of Defense Donald Rumsfeld admitted he had "no visibility into who the bad guys are." His successor, Robert Gates, said: "We didn't know jack shit about al-Qaeda." The Afghanistan Papers is a shocking account that will supercharge a long overdue reckoning over what went wrong and forever change the way the conflict is remembered.

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