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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For the true story behind Argo , read Our Man in Tehran The world watched with fear in November 1979, when Iranian students infiltrated and occupied the American embassy in Tehran. The Americans were caught entirely by surprise, and 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 fury of revolution, six American diplomats secretly escaped. For three months, Ken Taylor, the Canadian ambassador to Iran--along with his wife and embassy staffers--concealed the Americans in their homes, always with the prospect that the revolutionary government of Ayatollah Khomeini would exact deadly consequences. The United States found itself handcuffed by a fractured, fundamentalist government it could not understand and had completely underestimated. With limited intelligence resources available on the ground and anti-American sentiment growing, President Carter turned to Taylor to work with the CIA in developing their exfiltration plans. Until now, the true story behind Taylor's involvement in the escape of the six diplomats and the Eagle Claw commando raid has remained classified. In Our Man in Tehran, Robert Wright takes us back to a major historical flashpoint and unfolds a story of cloak-and-dagger intrigue that brings a new understanding of the strained relationship between the Unites States and Iran. With the world once again focused on these two countries, this book is the stuff of John le Carr#65533; and Daniel Silva made real.
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subject_facetAmbassadors -- Canada -- Biography
Diplomatic and consular service, American -- Iran
Diplomatic and consular service, Canadian -- Iran
Diplomats -- United States
Escapes -- Iran
Iran -- Foreign relations -- United States
Iran Hostage Crisis, 1979-1981
Taylor, Kenneth, -- 1934-
United States -- Foreign relations -- Iran
title_displayOur 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
title_fullOur 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 [electronic resource] / Robert Wright
title_shortOur man in Tehran
title_subthe 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
topic_facetAmbassadors
Diplomatic and consular service, American
Diplomatic and consular service, Canadian
Diplomats
Escapes
Foreign relations
Iran Hostage Crisis, 1979-1981
Taylor, Kenneth