The Resource Our man in Tehran : the true story behind the secret mission to save six Americans during the Iran Hostage Crisis and the foreign ambassador who worked with the CIA to bring them home, Robert Wright

Our man in Tehran : the true story behind the secret mission to save six Americans during the Iran Hostage Crisis and the foreign ambassador who worked with the CIA to bring them home, Robert Wright

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Our man in Tehran : the true story behind the secret mission to save six Americans during the Iran Hostage Crisis and the foreign ambassador who worked with the CIA to bring them home
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Our man in Tehran
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the true story behind the secret mission to save six Americans during the Iran Hostage Crisis and the foreign ambassador who worked with the CIA to bring them home
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Robert Wright
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Language
eng
Summary
  • The author puts newly unclassified documents to use in recounting how Canadian ambassador Ken Taylor hid six Americans who had slipped out a side door and gathered intelligence for the U.S. government during the Iran Hostage Crisis
  • In November 1979, the American embassy in Tehran was invaded by a group of radical students who took 54 workers hostage. However, six diplomats secretly escaped. Here, author Robert Wright chronicles the escapees' harrowing ordeal and the men and women who were working undercover in Tehran to bring the hostage crisis to an end
  • The world watched with fear in November 1979, when Iranian students infiltrated the American embassy in Tehran. What began as a swift and seemingly short-lived takeover evolved into a crisis that would see fifty-four embassy personnel held hostage, most for 444 days. As Tehran exploded in a revolution, six American diplomats escaped. For three months, Ken Taylor, the Canadian ambassador to Iran, concealed them, always afraid that the revolutionary government would find out. Until now, the true story behind Taylor's involvement in the escape and the Eagle Claw commando raid has remained classified. This book takes us back to a major historical flashpoint and unfolds a story that brings a new understanding of the strained relationship between the United States and Iran
Biography type
contains biographical information
Cataloging source
DLC
Dewey number
955.05/4
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
E183.8.I55
LC item number
W75 2011
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • bibliography
  • filmographies
Our man in Tehran : the true story behind the secret mission to save six Americans during the Iran Hostage Crisis and the foreign ambassador who worked with the CIA to bring them home, Robert Wright
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Our man in Tehran : the true story behind the secret mission to save six Americans during the Iran Hostage Crisis and the foreign ambassador who worked with the CIA to bring them home, Robert Wright
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"First published in Canada in 2010 by HaperCollins Publishers Ltd"--Title page verso
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Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 387-394) and index
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volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Tehran -- The unlikely ambassador -- A toast to the Shah -- Revolution -- The downward spiral -- The overthrow of the Shah -- Ayatollah Khomeini in power -- Fateful decisions -- Hostages and Houseguests -- Marg bar Amrika! -- On the run -- Diplomatic maneuvers -- Coming in from the cold -- Walking laps in the ballroom -- Stalemate -- Intelligence -- This is war -- A close call -- Exfiltration -- The Canadian plan -- Passports and visas -- The flight of the houseguests -- Aftershocks -- Thanks, Canada -- Fallout -- Yellow ribbons -- Our man in New York
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24 cm
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Other Press ed.
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xxvi, 406 pages
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9781590514139
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2010020376
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