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The Resource 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, Antonio J. Mendez and Matt Baglio

Label
Argo : how the CIA and Hollywood pulled off the most audacious rescue in history
Title
Argo
Title remainder
how the CIA and Hollywood pulled off the most audacious rescue in history
Statement of responsibility
Antonio J. Mendez and Matt Baglio
Creator
Contributor
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
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
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Mendez, Antonio J
Dewey number
955.05/42
Index
no index present
LC call number
E183.8.I55
LC item number
M46 2012
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
Baglio, Matt
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Iran Hostage Crisis, 1979-1981
  • United States
  • Canada
  • Iran
  • Mendez, Antonio J
  • Diplomats
Label
Argo : how the CIA and Hollywood pulled off the most audacious rescue in history, Antonio J. Mendez and Matt Baglio
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
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
Control code
ocn780480374
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
viii, 310 p.
Isbn
9780670026227
Isbn Type
(hbk.)
Lccn
2012014991
System control number
(OCoLC)780480374
Label
Argo : how the CIA and Hollywood pulled off the most audacious rescue in history, Antonio J. Mendez and Matt Baglio
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
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
Control code
ocn780480374
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
viii, 310 p.
Isbn
9780670026227
Isbn Type
(hbk.)
Lccn
2012014991
System control number
(OCoLC)780480374

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