Escaping Iran: A True Account of the Best Bad Idea Paperback – April 15 2014
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- Publisher : Mark Lijek (April 15 2014)
- Language : English
- Paperback : 358 pages
- ISBN-10 : 1941165079
- ISBN-13 : 978-1941165072
- Item Weight : 526 g
- Dimensions : 15.24 x 2.03 x 22.86 cm
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If you liked the movie "Argo" or have an interest what diplomats really face on the job-- this book is a must-read!Reviewed in the United States on May 15, 2014
Mark Lijek offers readers an exciting, in-depth account of not only the groups' experience of hiding out in post-revolutionary Tehran following the 1979 Embassy takeover, but the gripping, stressful days (in between) escaping the Embassy and finding secure cover. This was one of my favorite parts of the book as it differs greatly from how the movie portrayed it. Where as many other books focus merely on the more turbulent days of the takeover--exciting though that is, the author builds a wonderful foundation; sharing his preparation for the foreign service and assignment in Tehran, as well as his, albeit brief, time exploring the glorious terrain of Iran with his colleagues. While paying a respectful homage to the Canadians and other nationalities who assisted the diplomats greatly, he shares an insightful personal account of his experience. Mr. Lijek is generous with details and is an articulate, eloquent writer. A truly enjoyable read and I look forward to more books by this author!
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