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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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  • Posted September 17, 2012

    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 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,

    21 out of 29 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 11, 2013

    Great read - well done.

    Wanted to read before I saw the movie. Haven't found the time to do that yet....but I definitely will. Tears you up that people find themselves in these kinds of situations in this world.....glad there are good people to lend a hand for those trying times when there is no where left to turn. Thank you Canada once again.

    5 out of 8 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted December 28, 2012

    What a Great Look at the CIA

    This is a fascinating book. Mr. Mendez career in the CIA and his detailing of the workings of the CIA make for an indepth view of operation that rescued the 6 Americans from Tehran. The movie really follows the the actual events that made this rescue a reality.

    2 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 31, 2013

    Great Read!

    This book was a great read. I couldn't put it down. I am sure there are parts that were not totally as it happened due to security preservation, but the glimpses into the operations of the various governments was thought provoking . Well worth reading.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted March 31, 2013

    It is written in first person viewpoint. Highly informative of our unseen It is written in first person view point, an example of our front line people......

    Very well presented, and a viewpoint to remember.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 5, 2013

    Good read

    Finished this book in one day ... couldnt put it down

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted February 1, 2013

    Argo

    One of the best books I have read. Once you start can't put down. Gives background info I was not aware of even though I lived thru that time

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 22, 2014

    Excellent

    Excellent book. Great read and very detailed. If you have watched the movie you must read this so you know the real story.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 12, 2014

    If you watched the movie, read the book to get your facts straight

    Albeit the movie has some added action that is not in the book, the book is suspenseful in its own right and details the misadventures of the houseguests and the unique collaboration of the CIA, Hollywood, and the Canadian government to rescue them. A must read for anyone that watched the movie.

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    Posted September 14, 2013

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 2, 2013

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    Really intresting book, exposed alot of facts.

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