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Argo : how the CIA and Hollywood pulled off the most audacious rescue in history / Antonio J. Mendez and Matt Baglio.

Mendez, Antonio J. (Author).
Book Book (c2012.)
Description: viii, 310 p. ; 24 cm.
Publisher: New York : Viking, c2012.
13 of 13 copies available at NOBLE (All Libraries).
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  • ISBN: 9780670026227 (hardcover) :
  • ISBN: 0670026220 (hardcover) :
Bibliography, etc.: Includes bibliographical references (p. 303-310)
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.
Summary: This is a true story of secret identities and international intrigue; it is the gripping account of the history making collusion between Hollywood and high-stakes espionage. It 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 being fired. Here the author finally details the extraordinarily complex and dangerous operation he led more than three decades ago.
Authors: Baglio, Matt. (Added Author).
Citation: Mendez, Antonio J. "Argo : how the CIA and Hollywood pulled off the most audacious rescue in history." New York : Viking, 2012.

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