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The Resource Argo : how the CIA and Hollywood pulled off the most audacious rescue in history, Antonio J. Mendez and Matt Baglio

Argo : how the CIA and Hollywood pulled off the most audacious rescue in history, Antonio J. Mendez and Matt Baglio

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Argo : how the CIA and Hollywood pulled off the most audacious rescue in history
Title
Argo
Title remainder
how the CIA and Hollywood pulled off the most audacious rescue in history
Statement of responsibility
Antonio J. Mendez and Matt Baglio
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Contributor
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
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. It 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 being fired. Here the author finally details the extraordinarily complex and dangerous operation he led more than three decades ago
Cataloging source
DLC
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Label
Argo : how the CIA and Hollywood pulled off the most audacious rescue in history, Antonio J. Mendez and Matt Baglio
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
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
Control code
7ocm80480374
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
viii, 310 pages
Isbn
9780670026227
Lccn
2012014991
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Label
Argo : how the CIA and Hollywood pulled off the most audacious rescue in history, Antonio J. Mendez and Matt Baglio
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
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
Control code
7ocm80480374
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
viii, 310 pages
Isbn
9780670026227
Lccn
2012014991
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n

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