Argo

Argo

How the CIA and Hollywood Pulled Off the Most Audacious Rescue in History

Downloadable Audiobook - 2012
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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’s 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. Antonio Mendez finally details the mind-bogglingly complex and dangerous operation he led more than three decades ago. A true story of secret identities and international intrigue, Argo is the gripping account of this history-making collusion between Hollywood and high-stakes espionage.
Publisher: [S.l.]: Blackstone Audio, 2012.
Edition: Unabridged.
ISBN: 9781481572927
Characteristics: 1online resource (1 sound file (09hr., 28min., 12sec.)) : digital
Additional Contributors: Baglio, Matt
Baker, Dylan
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janerf
Jun 23, 2019

Exciting story. Enjoyed the book very much.
However the reader was extremely ill-prepared. He's reading a book of an international career spy - and he doesn't know how to pronounce 'Ramstein.' Or 'chodor.' Sheesh...

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RescueDog
Jul 27, 2018

Very interesting. Makes me want to see the movie.

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deason30
Jul 20, 2013

Great read. Very interesting. Kept me interested throughout. Oh Canada!!

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