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by | Read by L.J. Ganser

Biography & Memoir • 2 hrs. • Abridged • © 2003

The top-secret 1980 operation to rescue Americans held hostage in the U.S. Embassy in Tehran failed, costing Jimmy Carter his presidential bid for reelection. The author, an Air Force colonel and courageous mission commander, has extensive experience in special operations. Fires, crashes, a blinding sandstorm, and military mix-ups multiply to produce nonstop action under insurmountable odds. L.J. Ganser amplifies the story's intensity as he shouts orders and blurts out excited radio transmissions, dramatizing the impending disaster. Men start dying; the intrusion is discovered. The audiobook's lesson is how poorly prepared our military and government were in those years to react to acts of terrorism. J.A.H. (c) AudioFile 2003, Portland, Maine [Published: AUG/SEP 03]



Retail pak • Random House Audio • 2003

CD ISBN 0739302558 $14.99 • Two CDs

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