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Argo - How the CIA and Hollywood Pulled Off the Most Audacious Rescue in History-logo

Argo - How the CIA and Hollywood Pulled Off the Most Audacious Rescue in History

Antonio Mendez

The true account of the 1979 rescue of six American hostages from Iran On November 4, 1979, Iranian militants stormed the American embassy in Tehran and captured dozens of American hostages, sparking a 444-day ordeal and a quake in global politics still reverberating today. But there's a little-known footnote to the crisis: six Americans escaped. And a midlevel agent named Antonio Mendez devised an ingenious yet incredibly risky plan to rescue them. Armed with foreign film visas, Mendez and an unlikely team of CIA agents and Hollywood insiders-directors, producers, actors-traveled to Tehran under the guise of scouting locations for a fake film called Argo. While pretending to find the perfect scenery and backdrops, the team succeeded in contacting the escapees and smuggling them out of Iran without a single shot being fired. Antonio Mendez finally details the mind-bogglingly complex and dangerous operation he led more than three decades ago. A true story of secret identities and international intrigue, Argo is the gripping account of the history-making collusion between Hollywood and high-stakes espionage.

The true account of the 1979 rescue of six American hostages from Iran On November 4, 1979, Iranian militants stormed the American embassy in Tehran and captured dozens of American hostages, sparking a 444-day ordeal and a quake in global politics still reverberating today. But there's a little-known footnote to the crisis: six Americans escaped. And a midlevel agent named Antonio Mendez devised an ingenious yet incredibly risky plan to rescue them. Armed with foreign film visas, Mendez and an unlikely team of CIA agents and Hollywood insiders-directors, producers, actors-traveled to Tehran under the guise of scouting locations for a fake film called Argo. While pretending to find the perfect scenery and backdrops, the team succeeded in contacting the escapees and smuggling them out of Iran without a single shot being fired. Antonio Mendez finally details the mind-bogglingly complex and dangerous operation he led more than three decades ago. A true story of secret identities and international intrigue, Argo is the gripping account of the history-making collusion between Hollywood and high-stakes espionage.
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History

Description:

The true account of the 1979 rescue of six American hostages from Iran On November 4, 1979, Iranian militants stormed the American embassy in Tehran and captured dozens of American hostages, sparking a 444-day ordeal and a quake in global politics still reverberating today. But there's a little-known footnote to the crisis: six Americans escaped. And a midlevel agent named Antonio Mendez devised an ingenious yet incredibly risky plan to rescue them. Armed with foreign film visas, Mendez and an unlikely team of CIA agents and Hollywood insiders-directors, producers, actors-traveled to Tehran under the guise of scouting locations for a fake film called Argo. While pretending to find the perfect scenery and backdrops, the team succeeded in contacting the escapees and smuggling them out of Iran without a single shot being fired. Antonio Mendez finally details the mind-bogglingly complex and dangerous operation he led more than three decades ago. A true story of secret identities and international intrigue, Argo is the gripping account of the history-making collusion between Hollywood and high-stakes espionage.

Language:

English

Narrators:

Matt Baglio, Dylan Baker

Length:

9h 28m


Chapters

Introduction
Introduction

10:55


Chapter 1
Chapter 1

39:09


Chapter 2
Chapter 2

21:20


Chapter 3
Chapter 3

13:00


Chapter 4
Chapter 4

30:17


Chapter 5
Chapter 5

28:06


Chapter 6
Chapter 6

19:57


Chapter 7
Chapter 7

38:43


Chapter 8
Chapter 8

13:51


Chapter 9
Chapter 9

33:30


Chapter 10
Chapter 10

21:02


Chapter 11
Chapter 11

14:47


Chapter 12
Chapter 12

15:27


Chapter 13
Chapter 13

44:10


Chapter 14
Chapter 14

12:28


Chapter 15
Chapter 15

17:11


Chapter 16
Chapter 16

25:57


Chapter 17
Chapter 17

23:58


Chapter 18
Chapter 18

10:38


Chapter 19
Chapter 19

34:09


Chapter 20
Chapter 20

28:43


Chapter 21
Chapter 21

28:12


Chapter 22
Chapter 22

42:06


Chapter 23
Chapter 23

00:40