Argo : How the CIA and Hollywood Pulled Off the Most Audacious Rescue in History. / Antonio J Mendez.
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- ISBN: 9781481572927 (sound recording)
- Physical Description: 1 online resource (10 audio files) : digital
- Edition: Unabridged.
- Publisher: Ashland : Blackstone Audio, Inc., and Buck 50 Productions, LLC, 2012.
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Narrator: Dylan Baker.
The true account of the 1979 rescue of six American hostages from IranOn 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...
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