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

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21 out of 29 people found this review helpful.

AFTER ENJOYING THIS FIRST RATE TRUE SPY THRILLER, YOU CAN CONCLU

AFTER ENJOYING THIS FIRST RATE TRUE SPY THRILLER, YOU CAN CONCLUDE THE FOLLOWING:FIRST ,DEALING WITH IRAN IS A FOOLS ERRAND. SECOND, WE HAVE INCREDIBLE PEOPLE WHO WORK AT THE CIA LIKE MR. MENDEZ AND HIS STAFF, WHO RISK THEIR LIVES FOR ALL OF US. THIRD , THANK YOU CANA...
AFTER ENJOYING THIS FIRST RATE TRUE SPY THRILLER, YOU CAN CONCLUDE THE FOLLOWING:FIRST ,DEALING WITH IRAN IS A FOOLS ERRAND. SECOND, WE HAVE INCREDIBLE PEOPLE WHO WORK AT THE CIA LIKE MR. MENDEZ AND HIS STAFF, WHO RISK THEIR LIVES FOR ALL OF US. THIRD , THANK YOU CANADA. FOURTH, I WISH MR. MENDEZ CAN SHARE WITH ALL OF US THE OTHER STORIES OF THE CIA LIKE THIS AUDACIOUS ONE PORTRAYED IN THIS EXCELLENT BOOK,

posted by WASHINGTONGW on September 17, 2012

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4 out of 11 people found this review helpful.

its an OK story, but too bad it is historically inaccurate

The author must have been sleeping through that crisis. he didn't know that the CIA played only a minor role in that escapade. The real hero was Ken Taylor, Canada's Ambassador to Iran at the time. And his staff also played super human roles as well. Canada's Parliament...
The author must have been sleeping through that crisis. he didn't know that the CIA played only a minor role in that escapade. The real hero was Ken Taylor, Canada's Ambassador to Iran at the time. And his staff also played super human roles as well. Canada's Parliament even went so far as to meet surreptitiously at a private setting to agree to provide the six Americans with false Canadian passports. The correct version would have been preferable. These facts were recently corroborated by President Jimmy Carter. But of course Americans prefer to belive in the heroics of Americans.

posted by bobinbc on March 1, 2013

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 2, 2013

    Not

    Boring

    2 out of 12 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted March 18, 2013

    I was wicked excited about digging into this book but I must say

    I was wicked excited about digging into this book but I must say that at this point, I'm just going through the motions.  Three quarters of the way into a book and still introducing all the players - some of which do not really need their 3 pages of description - is a bit too long.  I'm a patient reader but I actually have been getting annoyed reading this.  I would just opt for the movie on this one.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 3, 2013

    The movies better

    I loved the movie and thought the book would be fascinating. Unfortunately I found it kind of dry and there were two many players with bit parts, who I could not remember, so I was constantly checking to see who was who and what they did.

    A lot of time seemed to be given to irrelevant details as well, but I suppose the CIA is all about the details.

    0 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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    Posted January 2, 2014

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