Guests of the Ayatollah: The Iran Hostage Crisis: The First Battle in America's War with Militant Islam

כריכה קדמית
Open Road + Grove/Atlantic, 1 בדצמ׳ 2007 - 710 עמודים
The New York Times–bestselling author of Black Hawk Down delivers a “suspenseful and inspiring” account of the Iranian hostage crisis of 1979 (The Wall Street Journal).
 
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 fifty-two Americans captive, and kept nearly all of them hostage for 444 days. In Guests of the Ayatollah, Mark Bowden tells this sweeping 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. Bowden dedicated five years to this research, including numerous trips to Iran and countless interviews with those involved on both sides. Guests of the Ayatollah is a detailed, brilliantly recreated, and suspenseful account of a crisis that gripped and ultimately changed the world.
 
“The passions of the moment still reverberate . . . you can feel them on every page.” —Time
 
“A complex story full of cruelty, heroism, foolishness and tragic misunderstandings.” —Pittsburgh Post-Gazette
 
“Essential reading . . . A.” —Entertainment Weekly
 

מה אומרים אנשים - כתיבת ביקורת

דירוג קוראים

5 כוכבים
4
4 כוכבים
6
3 כוכבים
1
2 כוכבים
0
כוכב אחד
0

LibraryThing Review

ביקורת משתמש  - LiteraryFeline - LibraryThing

I was six years old when Iranian students raided the U.S. Embassy in Tehran. Sixty-six hostages were taken in all. The planned three day protest turned into a 444 day nightmare. I cast my very first ... קרא סקירה מלאה

LibraryThing Review

ביקורת משתמש  - bshultz1 - LibraryThing

This book goes through, in detail, the actions, events and feelings surrounding the Iranian hostage crisis both here in America and in Iran. The author is able to capture many feelings and ... קרא סקירה מלאה

תוכן

I
1
II
187
III
293
IV
395
V
469
VI
591
VII
639
VIII
643
IX
657
X
659
זכויות יוצרים

מהדורות אחרות - הצג הכל

מונחים וביטויים נפוצים

קטעים בולטים

עמוד 19 - What are you guys going to advise me to do if they overrun our embassy and take our people hostage?
עמוד 69 - We Muslim students, followers of Imam Khomeini, have occupied the espionage embassy of America in protest against the ploys of the imperialists and the Zionists. We announce our protest to the world; a protest against America for granting asylum and employing the criminal Shah while it has on its hands the blood of tens of thousands of women and men in this country.

מידע על המחבר (2007)

Mark Bowden is the author of Road Work, Finders Keepers, Killing Pablo, Black Hawk Down (nominated for a National Book Award), Bringing the Heat, and Doctor Dealer. He reported at The Philadelphia Inquirer for twenty years and still lives in the Philadelphia area.

מידע ביבליוגרפי