American Hostages in Iran: The Conduct of a Crisis

American Hostages in Iran: The Conduct of a Crisis

by Warren Christopher, Harold H. Saunders, Gary G. Sick
     
 

Was the Iranian hostage crisis the most humiliating episode in American history or was the eventual release of the hostages unharmed a triumph of patient, skilled diplomacy? In this book, the story of the negotiations is told by key Americans, inside & outside the government, who were intimately involved in the day-to-day search for an honorable settlement that would…  See more details below

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Was the Iranian hostage crisis the most humiliating episode in American history or was the eventual release of the hostages unharmed a triumph of patient, skilled diplomacy? In this book, the story of the negotiations is told by key Americans, inside & outside the government, who were intimately involved in the day-to-day search for an honorable settlement that would free the hostages. Drawing on their personal notes, journals, & files, the negotiators offer a rare insiders view of how the agonizing political, economic, military, & human choices were made.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780300035841
Publisher:
Yale University Press
Publication date:
08/28/1986
Series:
Council on Foreign Relations Bks.
Pages:
448

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