Argo: how the CIA and Hollywood pulled off the most audacious rescue in history

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The true account of the 1979 rescue of six American hostages from Iran.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'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 scenery and backdrops, the team succeeded in contacting the escapees and smuggling them out of Iran without a single shot being fired.Antonio Mendez finally details the mind-bogglingly complex and dangerous operation he led more than three decades ago. A true story of secret identities and international intrigue, Argo is the gripping account of this history-making collusion between Hollywood and high-stakes espionage.
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[Ashland, OR] :Blackstone Audio, Inc.,p2012.
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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 scenery and backdrops, the team succeeded in contacting the escapees and smuggling them out of Iran without a single shot being fired. Antonio Mendez finally details the mind-bogglingly complex and dangerous operation he led more than three decades ago. A true story of secret identities and international intrigue, Argo is the gripping account of this history-making collusion between Hollywood and high-stakes espionage., This book relates the true account of the 1979 rescue of six American hostages from Iran. 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subject_facet Canada -- Foreign relations -- Iran, Diplomats -- United States -- History -- 20th century, History, Iran -- Foreign relations -- Canada, Iran Hostage Crisis, 1979-1981, Mendez, Antonio J, United States. -- Central Intelligence Agency
title_display Argo : how the CIA and Hollywood pulled off the most audacious rescue in history
title_full Argo : how the CIA and Hollywood pulled off the most audacious rescue in history / Antonio J. Mendez and Matt Baglio, Argo How the CIA and Hollywood Pulled Off the Most Audacious Rescue in History, Argo [electronic resource] : how the CIA and Hollywood pulled off the most audacious rescue in history / Antonio J. Mendez and Matt Baglio, Argo [sound recording] : how the CIA and Hollywood pulled off the most audacious rescue in history / by Antonio J. Mendez and Matt Baglio
title_short Argo :
title_sub how the CIA and Hollywood pulled off the most audacious rescue in history
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