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

by Antonio Mendez, Matt Baglio

Penguin Publishing Group | September 13, 2012 | Kobo Edition (eBook)

Argo: How the CIA and Hollywood Pulled Off the Most Audacious Rescue in History is rated 3.33333333333333 out of 5 by 3.
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. 

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Published: September 13, 2012

Publisher: Penguin Publishing Group

Language: English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10: 1101601205

ISBN - 13: 9781101601204

Found in: History

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Rated 4 out of 5 by from What a tale Nice to see the parts that canada played in this wonderful tale of intrigue, misdirection and outlandish ideas. Well written and nice to see those involved get the credit they deserve
Date published: 2014-06-17
Rated 5 out of 5 by from ARGO Excellent! The book kept me rivited from the beginning to the end
Date published: 2013-04-01
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Too bad it doesn't tell the truth Really? The CIA? Hmmm, seems to miss the fact that Canadians were responsible for most of the "escape" and rescue. Typical for Amercans to claim credit when little credit due.
Date published: 2013-03-14

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

by Antonio Mendez, Matt Baglio

Format: Kobo Edition (eBook)

Published: September 13, 2012

Publisher: Penguin Publishing Group

Language: English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10: 1101601205

ISBN - 13: 9781101601204

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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.