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OUR MAN IN TEHRAN The True Story Behind the Secret Mission to Save Six Americans During the Iran Hostage Crisis and the Foreign Ambassador Who Worked with the CIA to Bring Them Home

by | Read by Mike Chamberlain

History • 13 hrs. • Unabridged • © 2011

The 1979 capture of 52 American diplomats, held hostage for 444 days in Tehran’s American Embassy, caught the world’s attention. The U.S. support of the Shah’s corrupt regime angered the Iranians, especially after the dictator fled his country and President Jimmy Carter granted him sanctuary. The foiled attempt by the U.S. military to rescue the abductees failed, causing a huge embarrassment to the president and dashing his hopes for reelection. Narrator Mike Chamberlain speaks none of the Persian language, Farsi, and sounds uncomfortable as he struggles to pronounce the foreign names. Even Ken Taylor, the Canadian who masterminded six of the diplomats’ escape, doesn’t have the appropriate accent. Iran, with all its oil, and now attempting to build nuclear weapons, remains in the news. J.A.H. © AudioFile 2011, Portland, Maine [Published: FEBRUARY 2011]

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Formats

Trade Ed. • Blackstone Audio • 2011

CD ISBN 9781441772688 $32.95 • Eleven CDs

MP3-CD ISBN 9781441772695 $29.95 • One MP3-CDs

DD ISBN multiple sources

 

Library Ed. • Blackstone Audio • 2011

CS ISBN 9781441772664 $79.95 • Ten cassettes

CD ISBN 9781441772671 $109.00 • Eleven CDs

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