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Argo: How the CIA and Hollywood Pulled Off the Most Audacious Rescue in History - Community Reviews back

by 'Antonio Mendez', 'Matt Baglio'
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XOX
XOX rated it 5 years ago
Two books that should be read one after the other. First, the story of Argo that is based on real event in history. Then the person who pulled if off, Tony Mendez. I like persons who are brave and helpful and smart. His job is like Q in James Bond movies. A Q in real life is really cool. Onl...
rameau's ramblings
rameau's ramblings rated it 6 years ago
I decided to write a comparative review right after I had finished reading the book, but then I saw the film and promptly lost the will to live. Hollywood did something right thirty years ago and then it ruined it. The book, however, kept me up reading late into the night. Apart from the feel and ...
beccabee
beccabee rated it 6 years ago
Loved the movie, made it through the book.
Thewanderingjew
Thewanderingjew rated it 7 years ago
Antonio Mendez originally planned to be an artist. He put his skill to work at the CIA where he became Chief of Disguise, worldwide, at the age of 33, and shortly after, he was promoted to Chief of Authentication. He used his skills to exfiltrate compromised agents, informers and operatives. He crea...
MargaretBolingMullin
MargaretBolingMullin rated it 7 years ago
1/27/13 ** I enjoyed this much more than I did On Wings of Eagles by Follett (an account of a different escape from Iran just a year previously.)Fast paced, accurate, interesting, for those who enjoy history. Haven't seen the movie yet, but plan to.
1st Avenue
1st Avenue rated it 7 years ago
After watching the movie and wondering how something this awful made it pass the production gates, I had to check out the book it was based on. It was not a surprise to find that the movie strayed so far from the book that the only thing they have in common is character names.Seriously, if anyone is...
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