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The Resource Guests of the Ayatollah : the first battle in America's war with militant Islam, Mark Bowden

Guests of the Ayatollah : the first battle in America's war with militant Islam, Mark Bowden

Label
Guests of the Ayatollah : the first battle in America's war with militant Islam
Title
Guests of the Ayatollah
Title remainder
the first battle in America's war with militant Islam
Statement of responsibility
Mark Bowden
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
A chronicle of the Iran hostage crisis, America's first battle with militant Islam. On November 4, 1979, a group of radical Islamist students, inspired by the revolutionary Iranian leader Ayatollah Khomeini, stormed the U.S. embassy in Tehran. They took 52 Americans hostage, and kept nearly all of them hostage for 444 days. Journalist Bowden tells the story through the eyes of the hostages, the soldiers in a new special forces unit sent to free them, their radical, naïve captors, and the diplomats working to end the crisis. Bowden takes us inside the hostages' cells and inside the Oval Office for meetings with President Carter and his exhausted team. We travel to international capitals where shadowy figures held clandestine negotiations, and to the deserts of Iran, where a courageous, desperate attempt to rescue the hostages exploded into tragic failure.--From publisher description
Cataloging source
DLC
Dewey number
955.05/42
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
no index present
LC call number
E183.8.I55
LC item number
B68 2006
Literary form
non fiction
Label
Guests of the Ayatollah : the first battle in America's war with militant Islam, Mark Bowden
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Control code
ocm62738726
Dimensions
24 cm.
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
680 p.
Isbn
9780871139252
Lccn
2005058862
Other control number
9780871139252
Other physical details
ill., maps
System control number
(Sirsi) l2005058862
Label
Guests of the Ayatollah : the first battle in America's war with militant Islam, Mark Bowden
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Control code
ocm62738726
Dimensions
24 cm.
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
680 p.
Isbn
9780871139252
Lccn
2005058862
Other control number
9780871139252
Other physical details
ill., maps
System control number
(Sirsi) l2005058862

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