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Author Mendez, Antonio J.

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

Imprint Ashland, OR : Penguin Group (USA) Inc., 2012.


Playing Time 092800
Note Downloadable audio file.
Title from: Title details screen.
Duration: 9:28:00.
Performer Read by Dylan Baker.
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.
System Details Requires OverDrive Media Console (WMA file size: 136057 KB).
Mode of access: World Wide Web.
Subject Mendez, Antonio J.
United States. Central Intelligence Agency.
Iran Hostage Crisis, 1979-1981.
Diplomats -- United States -- History -- 20th century.
Canada -- Foreign relations -- Iran.
Iran -- Foreign relations -- Canada.
Genre/Form Audiobooks.
Added Author Baglio, Matt.
Baker, Dylan.
Other Form: Hard copy version: Mendez, Antonio J. Argo
ISBN 9781470832483 (sound recording : OverDrive Audio Book)
1470832488 (sound recording : OverDrive Audio Book)

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