By Matt Baglio, Antonio J. Mendez
The real account of the 1979 rescue of six American hostages from Iran
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 worldwide politics nonetheless reverberating at the present time. yet there's a little-known drama attached to the problem: six americans escaped. And a top-level CIA officer named Antonio Mendez devised an creative but enormously dicy plan to rescue them sooner than they have been detected.
Disguising himself as a Hollywood manufacturer, and supported via a forged of specialist forgers, deep disguise CIA operatives, international brokers, and Hollywood lighting tricks artists, Mendez traveled to Tehran below the guise of scouting destinations for a pretend technology fiction movie referred to as Argo. whereas pretending to discover the appropriate movie backdrops, Mendez and a colleague succeeded in contacting the escapees, and smuggling them out of Iran.
Antonio Mendez eventually info the terribly complicated and hazardous operation he led greater than 3 a long time in the past. A riveting tale of mystery identities and overseas intrigue, Argo is the gripping account of the history-making collusion among Hollywood and high-stakes espionage.
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