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

Author: Antonio J Mendez; Matt Baglio; Dylan Baker
Publisher: Ashland, OR : Penguin Group (USA) Inc., 2012.
Series: Listen Alaska.
Edition/Format:   eAudiobook : English : UnabridgedView all editions and formats
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This book relates 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. But there is a little-known footnote to the crisis: six Americans escaped. A midlevel agent named Antonio Mendez devised an ingenious yet incredibly risky plan to rescue them. Armed  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Audiobooks
History
Named Person: Antonio J Mendez; Antonio J Mendez; Antonio J Mendez
Material Type: Audio book, etc., Sound recording, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File, Sound Recording
All Authors / Contributors: Antonio J Mendez; Matt Baglio; Dylan Baker
ISBN: 9781470832483 1470832488
OCLC Number: 809846898
Notes: Downloadable audio file.
Duration: 9:28:00.
Performer(s): Read by Dylan Baker.
Description: 1 online resource (1 sound file (9 hr., 28 min.)) : digital
Contents: Welcome to the revolution --
Picking up the pieces --
Diplomacy --
Nowhere to run --
Canada to the rescue --
Lessons from the past --
Assembling the team --
Cover story --
Hollywood --
Studio Six --
A cosmic conflagration --
Getting ready to launch --
On location in Iran --
Final preparations --
The escape --
Aftermath.
Series Title: Listen Alaska.
Responsibility: Antonio J. Mendez and Matt Baglio.
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This book relates 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. But there is a little-known footnote to the crisis: six Americans escaped. 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 ideal backdrops, the team succeeded in contacting the escapees and smuggling them out of Iran without a single shot. Here the author finally details the extraordinarily complex and dangerous operation he led more than three decades ago.--From publisher description.

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