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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

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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
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DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1951-
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Bowden, Mark
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
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Iran Hostage Crisis, 1979-1981
  • Iran Hostage Crisis, 1979-1981
  • Hostages
  • United States
  • Iran
  • United States
Label
Guests of the Ayatollah : the first battle in America's war with militant Islam, Mark Bowden
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
The "Set-In" -- Den of spies -- Waiting -- One hundred and thirty-two men -- Haggling with the barbarians
Control code
62738726
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
680 pages
Isbn
9780871139252
Lccn
2005058862
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other control number
9780871139252
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
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
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
The "Set-In" -- Den of spies -- Waiting -- One hundred and thirty-two men -- Haggling with the barbarians
Control code
62738726
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
680 pages
Isbn
9780871139252
Lccn
2005058862
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other control number
9780871139252
Other physical details
illustrations, maps

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