Argo

Argo

How the CIA and Hollywood Pulled Off the Most Audacious Rescue in History

Audiobook CD - 2012
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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 and a quake in global politics still felt today. But there's a little-known footnote to the crisis: six Americans escaped. And a midlevel agent named Antonio Mendez devised an ingenious yet incredibly risky plan to rescue them. Armed with foreign film visas, Mendez and an unlikely team of CIA agents and Hollywood insiders--directors, producers, and actors--traveled to Tehran under the guise of scouting locations for a fake film called Argo. While pretending to find the perfect backdrops, the team succeeded in contacting the escapees and smuggling them out of Iran without a single shot being fired. Mendez finally details the mind-bogglingly complex and dangerous operation he led more than three decades ago in this true story of secret identities and international intrigue.
Publisher: [Ashland, Or.] : Blackstone Audio, p2012.
ISBN: 9781470832445
1470832445
Branch Call Number: 955.0542
Characteristics: 8 sound discs (ca. 9 hr., 30 min.) : digital ; 4 3/4 in.

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Jul 27, 2018

Very interesting. Makes me want to see the movie.

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deason30
Jul 20, 2013

Great read. Very interesting. Kept me interested throughout. Oh Canada!!

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