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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. (Author). Baglio, Matt. (Added Author).
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Florence - Main Library 955.054 Mendez (Text) 33172005214885 Adult Non-fiction Available -

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  • ISBN: 9780670026227
  • Physical Description: viii, 310 pages ; 24 cm
  • Publisher: New York : Viking, 2012.

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Includes bibliographical references (p. 309-310).
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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.
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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 and a quake in global politics still reverberating today. But there is 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. In this book the author finally details the mind-bogglingly complex and dangerous operation he led more than three decades ago. 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.
Subject: Iran Hostage Crisis, 1979-1981.
United States. Central Intelligence Agency.
Canada > Foreign relations > Iran.
Iran > Foreign relations > Canada.
Mendez, Antonio J.
Diplomats > United States > History > 20th century.
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