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Guests of the Ayatollah : the first battle in America's war with militant Islam

Author: Mark Bowden
Publisher: New York : Atlantic Monthly Press, ©2006.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 1st edView all editions and formats
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A chronicle of the Iran hostage crisis, America's first battle with militant Islam. On November 4, 1979, a group of radical Islamist students, inspired by the revolutionary Iranian leader Ayatollah Khomeini, stormed the U.S. embassy in Tehran. They took 52 Americans hostage, and kept nearly all of them hostage for 444 days. Journalist Bowden tells the story through the eyes of the hostages, the soldiers in a new  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Chronologies
Personal narratives
Nonfiction
Chronology
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Bowden, Mark, 1951-
Guests of the Ayatollah.
New York : Atlantic Monthly Press, ©2006
(OCoLC)607809872
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Mark Bowden
ISBN: 0871139251 9780871139252 9780739475881 0739475886 9780802143037 0802143032
OCLC Number: 62738726
Description: 680 pages : illustrations, maps ; 24 cm
Contents: The "Set-In" --
Den of spies --
Waiting --
One hundred and thirty-two men --
Haggling with the barbarians.
Responsibility: Mark Bowden.
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A national bestseller, Bowden's book first came out in 1979, just as the United States and Iran faced off over nuclear weapons. Now, 26 years later, this book remains timely and important, as Iran  Read more...

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