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Publisher Description

The true, declassified account of CIA operative Tony Mendez's daring rescue of American hostages from Iran that inspired the critically-acclaimed film directed by and starring Ben Affleck, and co-starring John Goodman, Alan Arkin, and Bryan Cranston.

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 drama connected to the crisis: six Americans escaped. And a top-level CIA officer named Antonio Mendez devised an ingenious yet incredibly risky plan to rescue them before they were detected.

Disguising himself as a Hollywood producer, and supported by a cast of expert forgers, deep cover CIA operatives, foreign agents, and Hollywood special effects artists, Mendez traveled to Tehran under the guise of scouting locations for a fake science fiction film called Argo. While pretending to find the perfect film backdrops, Mendez and a colleague succeeded in contacting the escapees, and smuggling them out of Iran.
Antonio Mendez finally details the extraordinarily complex and dangerous operation he led more than three decades ago. A riveting story of secret identities and international intrigue, Argo is the gripping account of the history-making collusion between Hollywood and high-stakes espionage. 

GENRE
History
RELEASED
2012
September 13
LANGUAGE
EN
English
LENGTH
320
Pages
PUBLISHER
Penguin Publishing Group
SELLER
PENGUIN GROUP USA, INC.
SIZE
1.5
MB

Customer Reviews

ssupplee623 ,

Great read

This is a very well written, fast paced book. I really couldn't put it down. Don't miss out on this read.

@frankwolfe ,

ARGO

This book is a great read! It provides good insight to a tragic chapter of American History.

Argo fan ,

Good read of a part of American History

Some stories in the beginning of the book were all over the place and it got me lost but it was much better towards the middle of the book. Hail to the men and women involved in this dramatic and awesome rescue. Each life is valuable and to save six is a blessing. Antonio and current CIA officers we lift our hats to you. There is so much you do which can not be made public but we appreciate you!

Thank you CIA!

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