Our Man in Tehran: The Truth Behind the Secret Mission to Save Six Americans during the Iran Hostage Crisis and the Ambassador Who Worked with the CIA to Bring Them Home

Our Man in Tehran: The Truth Behind the Secret Mission to Save Six Americans during the Iran Hostage Crisis and the Ambassador Who Worked with the CIA to Bring Them Home

Robert Wright


the realm watched with worry in November 1979, while Iranian scholars infiltrated and occupied the yank embassy in Tehran. The american citizens have been stuck completely abruptly, and what started as a quick and doubtless short-lived takeover developed right into a concern that may see 54 embassy body of workers held hostage, such a lot for 444 days. As Tehran exploded in a fury of revolution, six American diplomats secretly escaped. for 3 months, Ken Taylor, the Canadian ambassador to Iran—along together with his spouse and embassy staffers—concealed the american citizens of their houses, consistently with the chance that the innovative executive of Ayatollah Khomeini might distinctive lethal results. the USA discovered itself handcuffed by way of a fractured, fundamentalist govt it will possibly no longer comprehend and had thoroughly underestimated. With restricted intelligence assets on hand at the flooring and anti-American sentiment turning out to be, President Carter became to Taylor to paintings with the CIA in constructing their exfiltration plans. in the past, the real tale in the back of Taylor’s involvement within the break out of the six diplomats and the Eagle Claw commando raid has remained classified.

   In Our guy in Tehran, Robert Wright takes us again to an enormous ancient flashpoint and unfolds a narrative of cloak-and-dagger intrigue that brings a brand new knowing of the strained dating among the Unites States and Iran. With the realm once more all for those nations, this ebook is the stuff of John le Carré and Daniel Silva made genuine.

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