Argo: How the CIA and Hollywood Pulled Off the Most Audacious Rescue in History (Hardcover)

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The true account of the 1979 rescue of six American hostages from Iran. A true story of secret identities and international intrigue, this is the gripping account of the history-making collusion between Hollywood and high-stakes espionage.

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Publisher Penguin Group USA
Mfg Part# 9780670026227
SKU 229674823
Format Hardcover
ISBN10 0670026220
Release Date 9/13/2012
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Dimensions (in Inches) 9.25H x 6.5L x 1T
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"[A] fast-paced account of a 1979 rescue operation....Details of this dangerous operation inject strong suspense and excitement into the closing chapters."
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Editors Note The true, declassified account of CIA operative Tony Mendez's daring rescue of American hostages from Iran that inspired the critically-acclaimed film directed by and starring Ben Affleck, and co-starring John Goodman, Alan Arkin, and Bryan Cranston.| On November 4, 1979, Iranian militants stormed the American embassy in Tehran and captured dozens of American hostages, sparking a 444-day ordeal and a quake in global politics still reverberating today. But there is a little-known drama connected to the crisis: six Americans escaped. And a top-level CIA officer named Antonio Mendez devised an ingenious yet incredibly risky plan to rescue them before they were detected.| Disguising himself as a Hollywood producer, and supported by a cast of expert forgers, deep cover CIA operatives, foreign agents, and Hollywood special effects artists, Mendez traveled to Tehran under the guise of scouting locations for a fake science fiction film called Argo. While pretending to find the perfect film backdrops, Mendez and a colleague succeeded in contacting the escapees, and smuggling them out of Iran.|Antonio Mendez finally details the extraordinarily complex and dangerous operation he led more than three decades ago. A riveting story of secret identities and international intrigue, Argo is the gripping account of the history-making collusion between Hollywood and high-stakes espionage.
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Book Format Hardcover
Minimum Age 18
Number of Pages 0310
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