Argo: How The CIA and Hollywood Pulled Off the Most Audacious Rescue in History (Signed Edition)
Ask almost any American adult about the Iran hostage crisis, and you'll get the outlines of the well-known story: militants storming the American embassy in Tehran in 1979 and holding dozens of Americans hostage for 444 days.
Now, in "Argo," CIA disguise master Antonio Mendez tells a lesser-known story about the crisis. In the confusing and chaotic takeover, six Americans escaped.
Readers who want the un-Hollywood version will find that Mendez is a gifted storyteller. His latest book is a page-turner despite the fact that readers know from the beginning how the story will end.