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Guests Of The Ayatollah

Author : Mark Bowden
ISBN : 1555846084
Genre : History
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“From the best-selling author of Black Hawk Down comes a riveting, definitive 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 US embassy in Tehran. They took fifty-two Americans hostage, 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 re-created, and suspenseful account of a crisis that gripped and ultimately changed the world.

Guests Of The Ayatollah

Author : Mark Bowden
ISBN : 0802143032
Genre : History
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From the best-selling author of Black Hawk Down comes a definitive account of the Iran hostage crisis during which fifty-two Americans were held hostage in the Tehran embassy for 444 days, offering insights into the event from the perspective of the hostages, soldiers sent to free them, the radical captors, and diplomats trying to end the crisis. Reprint. 150,000 first printing.

Guests Of The Ayatollah

Author : Mark Bowden
ISBN : 1843544962
Genre : Hostages
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In 1979, the Ayatollah Khomeini's followers abducted fifty-two American citizens and held them hostage for 444 days. The crisis that followed is a watershed in modern history. Acclaimed author Mark Bowden tells this shocking and unforgettable story through the eyes of the hostages, their Iranian captors and the American special operations soldiers and pilots who tried to end the crisis with one swift, violent strike. Guests of the Ayatollah is the epic account of the first American showdown with Islamist fundamentalism.

Guest Of The Revolution

Author : Kathryn Koob
ISBN : UOM:39015005359800
Genre : Christian life
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A Christian's recollection of how she handled 444 days of captivity.

The Finish

Author : Mark Bowden
ISBN : 9780802194107
Genre : History
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From Mark Bowden, the preeminent chronicler of our military and special forces, comes The Finish, a gripping account of the hunt for Osama bin Laden. With access to key sources, Bowden takes us inside the rooms where decisions were made and on the ground where the action unfolded. After masterminding the attacks of September 11, 2001, Osama bin Laden managed to vanish. Over the next ten years, as Bowden shows, America found that its war with al Qaeda—a scattered group of individuals who were almost impossible to track—demanded an innovative approach. Step by step, Bowden describes the development of a new tactical strategy to fight this war—the fusion of intel from various agencies and on-the-ground special ops. After thousands of special forces missions in Iraq and Afghanistan, the right weapon to go after bin Laden had finally evolved. By Spring 2011, intelligence pointed to a compound in Abbottabad; it was estimated that there was a 50/50 chance that Osama was there. Bowden shows how three strategies were mooted: a drone strike, a precision bombing, or an assault by Navy SEALs. In the end, the President had to make the final decision. It was time for the finish.

Pieces Of The Game

Author : Charles W. Scott
ISBN : UOM:39015008653852
Genre : Political Science
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A former hostage in Iran offers a firsthand account of his 444 days in captivity and his relationship with his jailor, a young militant Islamic fundamentalist

In The Shadow Of The Ayatollah

Author : William Daugherty
ISBN : 1682471225
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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Looming in the background of today's dealings with Iran are the memories of 1979, when Islamic militants held U.S. diplomatic personnel hostage in the American Embassy in Tehran. In the Shadow of the Ayatollah relates the crisis through the unique perspective of Bill Daugherty, an officer for the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) serving at the embassy. Once his CIA connection was discovered, Daugherty became a special target of his captors and was subjected to extraordinarily harsh treatment. He managed to survive the ordeal by relying upon his Marine Corps training and combat experience, ultimately being awarded the State Department Medal of Valor and the CIA Exceptional Service Medal. Drawing on intelligence information, declassified materials, interviews with key government officials, as well as his own firsthand knowledge, Daugherty sheds light on this disturbing event. In his account, Daugherty reveals the White House decision-making process in this crisis and how the Soviet Union was involved.

The Ministry Of Guidance Invites You To Not Stay

Author : Hooman Majd
ISBN : 9781846144912
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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What happens when you move to Iran, heartland of the 'Axis of Evil', with your family in tow? - asks Hooman Majd, author of the acclaimed The Ayatollah Begs to Differ and The Ayatollah's Democracy "Welcome to Iran," he said. "This isn't Switzerland." We have an idea of the texture of life in Paris or Rome, but what is the texture of life like in Tehran? How do you get a driving license? Or secure an account with a discreet and reputable liquor dealer? And how on earth do you explain to an official that your son was indeed born just a month after your marriage? In The Ministry of Guidance Invites You to Not Stay, Hooman Majd introduces us to the daily delights and challenges of life in the so-called axis of evil. His funny, wry account of daily life is a mixture of extreme driving, intense sociability, yellow-tinged sheep's yoghurt and truly good Cuban cigars, interspersed with challenges from the religious police, stealthy internet use and polite yet concerning interrogations inside government ministries. At parties he both hears stories from friends of life in Evin prison after the Green Revolution and witnesses heady Western-style nihilism. From the smoggy streets of Tehran to the beautiful cities and mountains around it, this is a warm and revealing account of life in reverse-exile. Hooman Majd was born in Tehran, Iran in 1957 and has lived in the US since 1979. He has written for numerous publications including The New Yorker, the New York Times and the Financial Times. His previous books are the New York Times bestseller The Ayatollah Begs to Differ and The Ayatollahs' Democracy. He moved to Tehran with his American wife and baby son. [Praise for The Ayatollah Begs to Differ]: 'Captivating ... wise and witty ... essential reading' GQ 'Illuminating, critical and affectionate' Economist, Books of the Year 'Mr President, if you are serious about negotiating with Iran, you need ... the best book on contemporary Iranian culture and all of its complexities and contradictions. Don't go to Tehran without it' Washington Monthly, 'What Obama Should Read'

Bringing The Heat

Author : Mark Bowden
ISBN : 155584605X
Genre : Sports & Recreation
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“An ambitious, remarkably frank” story of the Philadelphia Eagles’ bid for the NFL championship by the #1 New York Times–bestselling author (Kirkus Reviews). In 1992, the Philadelphia Eagles—a team assembled in the image of their iconoclastic, controversial former head coach, Buddy Ryan—were known for their ferocious defense led by Reggie White, Seth Joyner, and Andre Waters, and for the otherworldly talents of quarterback Randall Cunningham. Now was the time for the Eagles’ campaign for the championship. But as the season progressed, it disintegrated into an ugly flurry of greed, racism, violence, personal and professional feuds, one tragic death, and a very wild face-off in the stands between a player’s wife and mistress. By midseason, the sentiment of fans and press was the same: “shut up and play.” A no-holds-barred account told through the personal stories of the teammates themselves, as well as the coaches, managers and owner, Bringing the Heat spares nothing—and no one—in “a phenomenal feat of reportage, perfect for football fans coast to coast” (H. G. Bissinger, author of Friday Night Lights). “Overflows with stories of pro football dreams, of bravery in the face of injury. Yet it also unflinchingly tells of the darker side of life in the NFL: uncontrolled egos, ruined families, marital infidelity.” —The New York Times Book Review “There are now four mandatory books on football: Dan Jenkins’s Semi-Tough; George Plimpton’s Paper Lion; H. G. Bissinger’s Friday Night Lights, and the hilarious, incorrigible son of them all, Mark Bowden’s Bringing the Heat.” —Michael Bamberger, Sports Illustrated “Bowden pulls no punches . . . as thorough an account of a sports franchise as any fan, even Eagles fanatics, could want.” —Publishers Weekly

Worm

Author : Mark Bowden
ISBN : 9781611859959
Genre : Computers
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Worm is the gripping story of the 'Conficker' virus- which, since its introduction in November 2008, has infected millions of computers around the world - and the cyber security elites who have joined forces in a high-tech game of cops and robbers to find its creators and defeat them. This dramatic cybercrime story travels from the Ukraine to the United States (and all parts in between) to explore the next frontier in terrorism. It is the story of a dazzling battle of wits over the future of the Internet. In Worm, Mark Bowden delivers an unputdownable account of the ongoing and largely unreported war taking place literally beneath our fingertips.

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