Charlie Wilson's War - Chapters 3-5 Summary & Analysis

George Crile III
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Chapters 3-5 Summary and Analysis

The person and place of the book changes abruptly in chapter three. Now the author gives background information on CIA agent Gust Avrakotos. Avrakotos comes from an unlikely background for a CIA agent. Normally, the agency follows a British model for their spies, which exclusively involved those of elite society. One example given is that of Archie Roosevelt, one of the original CIA agents. Avrakotos, a crude spoken fellow, criticizes bluebloods—elites, in general.

Avrakotos hails form Aliquippa, Pennsylvania, the home of a huge steel mill where his father works during his early childhood. Aliquippa itself serves as a fractured home to many different nationalities. The Avrakotos themselves immigrate from Greece, first Avrakotos's father, then his mother. Gust Avrakotos is born in the United States. While growing up in the highly divided and guarded turf of Aliquippa, Avrakotos...

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