Taken Hostage The Iran Hostage Crisis and America's First Encounter with Radical Islam

ISBN-10: 069112759X
ISBN-13: 9780691127590
Edition: 2004 (Annotated)
Authors: David Farber
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Book details

List price: $28.95
Copyright year: 2004
Publisher: Princeton University Press
Publication date: 8/13/2006
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 224
Size: 5.75" wide x 8.75" long x 0.50" tall
Weight: 1.056
Language: English

In 1979, Iranian militants stormed the U.S. embassy compound in Tehran & held captive 66 Americans for 444 days. David Farber examines the developing crisis & offers fresh insights to the principal actors, including the role of the press in elevating the fate of the hostages to a cause clbre.

David Farber is a professor of history at Temple University. He has authored and edited many books in modern American history, including The Age of Great Dreams: America in the 1960s.

Acknowledgments
Introduction
Crisis, Chaos, and Jimmy Carter
The Shah, Khomeini, and the ""Great Satan""
Takeover in Tehran
Shaslik Nerg Bessawari Azerbaiyan or ""The Red Blindfold Would Be Lovely""
444 Days
Epilogue
Notes
Index

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