Opening the iTunes Store.If iTunes doesn't open, click the iTunes application icon in your Dock or on your Windows desktop.Progress Indicator
Opening the iBooks Store.If iBooks doesn't open, click the iBooks app in your Dock.Progress Indicator

iTunes is the world's easiest way to organize and add to your digital media collection.

We are unable to find iTunes on your computer. To download from the iTunes Store, get iTunes now.

Already have iTunes? Click I Have iTunes to open it now.

I Have iTunes Free Download

Escaping Iran

A True Account of the Best Bad Idea

This book can be downloaded and read in iBooks on your Mac or iOS device.


This is the story of the real Argo and one of the six Americans who escaped the 1979 capture of the American Embassy in Iran. The author explains why they were in Iran, what went wrong, and how they managed to escape the embassy compound. As chaos increasingly gripped Iran and its government fell, the Americans survived tension-filled days before reaching sanctuary with the Canadians. Long days of boredom were punctuated by nerve-wracking episodes, against the background of concern for their hostage colleagues and fear Washington had forgotten them. Finally came the excitement of the arrival of CIA officer Tony Mendez and his daring scheme to exfiltrate the six as Canadians hired as location scouts for a fake Hollywood movie named Argo. Lijek explains how the six reacted to the CIA's "best bad idea" and what it was like to exit the airport with false papers, hoping the plan would work as advertised. He presents an overview of the years that followed, during which they repeatedly lied to hide the CIA's participation. He ends with the controversy that erupted when the CIA announced its role and was brought to a head when the Hollywood version of Argo changed what had been the "Canadian Caper" into a story celebrating the genuine heroism of Mendez at the expense of the many others whose help saved the Americans

Escaping Iran
View in iTunes
  • $9.99
  • Available on iPhone, iPad, iPod touch, and Mac.
  • Category: Military
  • Published: May 03, 2014
  • Publisher: Deeds Publishing
  • Seller: Robert O. Babcock DBA Deeds Publishing
  • Print Length: 346 Pages
  • Language: English
  • Requirements: To view this book, you must have an iOS device with iBooks 1.3.1 or later and iOS 4.3.3 or later, or a Mac with iBooks 1.0 or later and OS X 10.9 or later.

Customer Ratings

We have not received enough ratings to display an average for this book.