Our Man In Tehran by Robert WrightOur Man In Tehran by Robert Wright

Our Man In Tehran

byRobert Wright

Hardcover | January 23, 2010

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The world watched with fear in November 1979, when Iranian students infiltrated and occupied the American embassy in Tehran. As the city exploded in a fury of revolution, few knew about the six American embassy staff who escaped into hiding. For three months, Ken Taylor, the Canadian ambassador to Iran—along with his wife and embassy staffers—concealed the Americans in their homes, terrified that Ayatollah Khomeini would find out and exact deadly consequences.
      January 28, 2010, marks the 30th anniversary of an event that stunned the world, when Ken Taylor masterminded the exfiltration of the six diplomats from Tehran. Americans were held in thrall as Ted Koppel updated the nation on the fate of its hostages and the Canadians orchestrated an intrepid escape. Americans celebrated in the streets across the nation, raising banners that read “Thank you, Canada!”
      In Our Man in Tehran, Robert Wright, author of the award-winning national bestseller Three Nights in Havana, tells the story behind a major historical flashpoint, a story of cloak-and-dagger intrigue, the stuff of John le Carré and Frederick Forsyth made real.
Robert Wright, Ph.D., is a professor of history at Trent University, specializing in foreign policy. He is the author of the national bestsellerThree Nights in Havana, which won the2008 Canadian Authors’ Association’s Lela Common Awardfor Canadian Historyand is currently being made into a feature documentary. He resides in Toronto with...
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Title:Our Man In TehranFormat:HardcoverDimensions:432 pages, 9.41 × 7.24 × 1 inPublished:January 23, 2010Publisher:HarperCollinsLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:1554682991

ISBN - 13:9781554682997

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Rated 5 out of 5 by from Superb!!! Very detailed and researched. This book covers what really happened not "Argo" fantasies and Hollywood dramatizations of events that never happened. Well done Canada!!!
Date published: 2017-02-13
Rated 5 out of 5 by from No-nonsense Account Written by a respected history professor, this is the book for those readers who want detailed information about the 1979 Iran hostage crisis and how the escape of six of the American diplomatic staff was orchestrated. At first I found it dry reading with its painstaking detail, but finished it with a newfound respect for both the world of international diplomatic relations and the high risk world of undercover espionage. Certainly an eye-opener and far more intriguing than the silly Hollywood film "Argo" which at least serves the purpose of reawakening interest in this story about many very courageous, dedicated people.
Date published: 2014-07-30
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Canadian Pride This book provided me with the insight into Canada's role with the Iranian hostages. This deserves the 5 stars. I'm so proud to be a lifelong Canadian
Date published: 2013-03-09