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Guests of the Ayatollah

the first battle in America"s war with militant Islam

by Mark Bowden

  • 71 Want to read
  • 21 Currently reading

Published by Atlantic Monthly Press in New York .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Gijzelingen,
  • Radicalisme,
  • Chronology,
  • Search and rescue operations,
  • Hostages,
  • Personal narratives,
  • Armed Forces,
  • Iran Hostage Crisis, 1979-1981,
  • Buitenlandse betrekkingen,
  • Foreign relations,
  • Islamieten

  • About the Edition

    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.

    Edition Notes

    Includes bibliographical references and index.

    StatementMark Bowden
    Classifications
    LC ClassificationsE183.8.I55 B68 2006
    The Physical Object
    Pagination680 p. :
    Number of Pages680
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL24737372M
    ISBN 100871139251
    ISBN 109780871139252
    LC Control Number2005058862
    OCLC/WorldCa62738726

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      In Bowden’s book, you can feel them on every page.” —Richard Lacayo, Time “Mark Bowden is a master storyteller, exceptionally skilled at placing military and political events in a meaningful context. Thus, Guests of the Ayatollah may be Brand: Grove/Atlantic, Inc.   "Guests of the Ayatollah may be the most revealing book ever written about desperate hostages on the brink." --Ike Seamans, The Miami Herald "Americans are told over and over that 9/11 changed everything and, in important ways, it did/5(K).

    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. Mark Bowden, Author, Mark Bowden, Read by, read by the & Schuster Audio $ (0p) ISBN


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Guests of the Ayatollah is about the Iran Hostage Crisis in which Iranian university students took over the US Embassy in Tehran and held 66 Americans hostage for over a year. The embassy takeover and subsequent hostage crisis was, in many ways, a continuation of the Iranian Revolution that had taken place the year before and dethroned /5.

In Bowden’s book, you can feel them on every page.” —Richard Lacayo, Time “Mark Bowden is a master storyteller, exceptionally skilled at placing military and political events in a meaningful context.

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In Bowden’s book, you can feel them on every page.” —Richard Lacayo, Time “Mark Bowden is a master storyteller, exceptionally skilled at placing military and political events in a meaningful context. Thus, Guests of the Ayatollah may be his most timely and valuable work to date.

As you would expect from a page book, Guests of the Ayatollah covers the entire crisis in detail, including presidential vacillations (and the behind-the-scenes reasons for the vacillations) the failed rescue attempts, and the politics, but Bowden also gives much space to the hostages themselves, some of whom are fascinating people in their own right.

“Guests of the Ayatollah may be the most revealing book ever written about desperate hostages on the brink.” —Ike Seamans, The Miami Herald “Americans are told over and over that 9/11 changed everything and, in important ways, it did/5.

"Guests of the Ayatollah" is a riveting account of the seizure of the American Embassy in Tehran by militant Islamic radicals and students in Fifty-two Americans (an additional 14 had been released earlier) were held hostage for days until Ronald Reagon's Inauguration in Cited by:   Unlock This Study Guide Now.

Start your hour free trial to unlock this Guests of the Ayatollah study guide and get instant access to. A riveting account of the day Iran hostage crisis of – Bowden’s (Road Work,etc.) contention that the capture of the U.S.

embassy in Tehran was “the first battle in America’s war against militant Islam” needs qualification, for America had been battling by proxy forit was the first direct assault on Americans in strength.

Author and journalist Mark Bowden visited the Fort Campbell, Kentucky, PX to sign copies of his new book [Guests of the Ayatollah: The First Battle in.

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He reported at The Philadelphia Inquirer for twenty years and is a national correspondent for The Atlantic Monthly. He lives in the Book Edition: Abridged.

pages.$ Atlantic Monthly Press. 'Guests of the Ayatollah" revisits the quaint time when the United States was unaccustomed to being called the Great Satan. "Guests of the Ayatollah" is, at bottom, a story of mutual incomprehension. On the one hand, American policy makers, very much including President Jimmy Carter, failed to recognize that the shah Author: James Traub.

Catalog Guests of the Ayatollah:» Book» Guests of the Ayatollah: the first battle in America's war with militant Islam (Book) Author: Bowden, Mark, Published: New York: Atlantic Monthly Press, []. Format: Book. Edition: 1st ed.

Guests of the Ayatollah. [Mark Bowden] Home. WorldCat Home About WorldCat Help. Search. Search for Library Items Search for Lists Search for Contacts Search for a Library. Create Book: All Authors / Contributors: Mark Bowden. Find more information about: ISBN: OCLC Number:   Guests of the Ayatollah started well, launching me into the different sides of the story with great hooks for each perspective.

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Philip Caputo is the author of 13 books, most recently Acts of Faith and Ten-Thousand Days of Thunder. J Bowden, whose Black Hawk Down won him a National Book Award nomination, turns his sights to the Iran hostage crisis.

The.Guests of the Ayatollah – Book Review By Brian King. Book Review: Guests of the Ayatollah, Mark Bowden. I was still a young boy in when the hostage crisis was playing out on our televisions and in our newspapers. I can only vaguely recall the effect it had on our nation, just impressions really.