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

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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.

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subject_facetCanada -- Foreign relations -- Iran
Diplomats -- United States -- History -- 20th century
Iran -- Foreign relations -- Canada
Iran Hostage Crisis, 1979-1981
Mendez, Antonio J
United States. -- Central Intelligence Agency
title_displayArgo : how the CIA and Hollywood pulled off the most audacious rescue in history
title_fullArgo : 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
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title_subHow the CIA and Hollywood Pulled Off the Most Audacious Rescue in History
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Foreign relations
History
Iran Hostage Crisis, 1979-1981
Mendez, Antonio J
Nonfiction