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

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

Matt Baglio


The actual account of a bold rescue that encouraged the movie ARGO, winner of the 2012 Academy Award for top Picture

On November four, 1979, Iranian militants stormed the yank embassy in Tehran and captured dozens of yankee hostages, sparking a 444-day ordeal and a quake in international politics nonetheless reverberating at the present time. yet there's a little-known drama hooked up to the predicament: six americans escaped. And a top-level CIA officer named Antonio Mendez devised an creative but exceedingly dicy plan to rescue them ahead of they have been detected.

Disguising himself as a Hollywood manufacturer, and supported by means of a forged of specialist forgers, deep conceal CIA operatives, overseas brokers, and Hollywood lighting tricks artists, Mendez traveled to Tehran less than the guise of scouting destinations for a faux technology fiction movie known as Argo. whereas pretending to discover the best movie backdrops, Mendez and a colleague succeeded in contacting the escapees, and smuggling them out of Iran.

Antonio Mendez eventually information the terribly advanced and unsafe operation he led greater than 3 many years in the past. A riveting tale of mystery identities and foreign intrigue, Argo is the gripping account of the history-making collusion among Hollywood and high-stakes espionage. 

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