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Our Man In Tehran

by Robert Wright

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ISBN:9781554683000
publisher: HarperCollins CA
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The explosive national bestseller

Finalist for the Arthur Ellis Award for Best Crime Non-Fiction

The world watched with fear in November 1979, when Iranian students infiltrated and occupied the American embassy in Tehran. As the city exploded in a fury of revolution, few knew about the six American embassy staff who escaped into hiding. For three months, Ken Taylor, the Canadian ambassador to Iran—along with his wife and embassy staffers—concealed the Americans in their homes, terrified that Ayatollah Khomeini would find out and exact deadly consequences.
In Our Man in Tehran, Robert Wright, author of the award-winning national bestseller Three Nights in Havana, tells the story behind a major historical flashpoint, a story of cloak-and-dagger intrigue, the stuff of John le Carré and Frederick Forsyth made real--and the story Ben Affleck didn't get quite right in his Oscar-winning movie based on the Canadian caper, Argo.

About the Author
Robert Wright is an associate professor in the Department of History at Trent University.

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Awards
  • , Arthur Ellis Award for Non-fiction
Editorial Reviews

“A very readable and well-researched account.”

— National Library (New Zealand)

“Thrilling . . . a well-constructed history of a remarkable story, the repercussions of which are still felt today.”

— Kirkus Reviews

Our Man in Tehran not only adds much new detail to the Canadian role, but tells for the first time of Taylor’s contributions as a surrogate CIA ‘liaison officer’ . . . An amazing story, skillfully told.”

— CIA Intelligence Officer’s Bookshelf

“Policy makers as well as students of history will find much to reflect on here. . . . Detailed and riveting insight into the difference a few good men and women can make.”

— Ryan Crocker, former US ambassador to Pakistan and Iraq and U.S. envoy to Afghanistan

“Wright’s account succeeds in showing how courage and honour can affect history.”

— Winnipeg Free Press

“In this fascinating account of spycraft and compassion, Wright puts newly unclassified documents to excellent use. . . . An absorbing story of genuine heroism and suspense.”

— Publishers Weekly <strong>(starred review)</strong>

Our Man in Tehran reads like a Cold War thriller, and Wright is scrupulously fair in his portrayal of Iranians and their motives. . . . an invaluable history lesson.”

— Hooman Majd, author of <em>The Ayatollah Begs to Differ</em> and <em>The Ayatollahs’ Democracy</em>

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