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On November 4, 1979, Iranian militants stormed the American embassy in Tehran and captured dozens of American hostages, sparking a 444-day ordeal and ...Show synopsisOn 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 felt 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.Hide synopsis
Very short, to the point, quick read. I got all the facts from it about a week before I saw the movie - which made me appreciate the movie more, with regard to its accuracy. No spoilers, since we all know how it ends before going in. The author, who's a CIA guy, not a writer, has a dry style, but it zips right along without a lot of filler.
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