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Also by Antonio Mendez:

Argo, February 2013
Trade Size (reprint)
Argo, September 2012
Hardcover
Spy Dust, September 2003
Paperback (reprint)
The Master Of Disguise, November 2000
Paperback (reprint)

Also by Matt Baglio:

Argo, February 2013
Trade Size (reprint)
Argo, September 2012
Hardcover

Argo
Antonio Mendez, Matt Baglio


How the CIA and Hollywood Pulled off the Most Audacious Rescue in History

Viking
September 2012
On Sale: September 13, 2012
310 pages
ISBN: 0670026220
EAN: 9780670026227
Kindle: B007V65PLA
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Other Editions
Trade Size (reprint - February 2013)

Non-Fiction Memoir

The true, declassified account of CIA operative Tony Mendez's daring rescue of American hostages from Iran that inspired the critically-acclaimed film directed by and starring Ben Affleck, and co-starring John Goodman, Alan Arkin, and Bryan Cranston.

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 is a little-known drama connected to the crisis: six Americans escaped. And a top-level CIA officer named Antonio Mendez devised an ingenious yet incredibly risky plan to rescue them before they were detected.

Disguising himself as a Hollywood producer, and supported by a cast of expert forgers, deep cover CIA operatives, foreign agents, and Hollywood special effects artists, Mendez traveled to Tehran under the guise of scouting locations for a fake science fiction film called Argo. While pretending to find the perfect film backdrops, Mendez and a colleague succeeded in contacting the escapees, and smuggling them out of Iran.

Antonio Mendez finally details the extraordinarily complex and dangerous operation he led more than three decades ago. A riveting story of secret identities and international intrigue, Argo is the gripping account of the history-making collusion between Hollywood and high-stakes espionage.

Media Buzz

Good Morning Texas - Buy The Book - February 25, 2013
Morning Edition - February 12, 2013
Studio 360 - February 9, 2013
Today - February 7, 2013

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