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Argo

The little-known rescue of six Americans who escaped from militants during the Iran hostage crisis in 1979.

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On November 4, 1979, Iranian militants stormed the American embassy in Tehran and captured dozens of American hostages, sparking a 444-day ordeal. But six Americans escaped, and a CIA officer named Antonio Mendez devised an ingenious but risky plan to rescue them before they were detected.

Disguising himself as a Hollywood producer, Mendez and an unlikely team of CIA agents and Hollywood insiders traveled to Tehran under the guise of scouting locations for a fake science fiction movie called Argo. Mendez succeeded in contacting the escapees and smuggling them out of Iran.

Mendez details this extraordinarily complex and dangerous operation, bringing to life the history-making collusion between Hollywood and high-stakes espionage.

  • SKU: 000000000001363798
  • Author: Antonio Mendez
  • Publisher: VIKING PENGUIN/DIV OF PENGUIN PUTNA
  • Release date: Sep 13, 2012
  • ISBN: 9780670026227
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Commitment Credit: 0
  • Book Search Plus: No
  • Warnings: No warnings
  • Height: 0.000
  • Length: 9.000
  • Width: 6.000

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