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The Resource Guests of the Ayatollah [sound recording] : [the first battle in America's war with militant Islam], Mark Bowden

Guests of the Ayatollah [sound recording] : [the first battle in America's war with militant Islam], Mark Bowden

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Guests of the Ayatollah [sound recording] : [the first battle in America's war with militant Islam]
Title
Guests of the Ayatollah [sound recording]
Title remainder
[the first battle in America's war with militant Islam]
Statement of responsibility
Mark Bowden
Title variation
Guests of the Ayatollah
Title variation remainder
the first battle in Americas war with militant Islam
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Language
eng
Summary
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 captive 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, naèive 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
Summary
Provides an account of the Iran hostage crisis during which fifty-two Americans were held hostage for 444 days, offering insights from the hostages, soldiers sent to free them, the radical captors, and diplomats trying to end the crisis
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Tone
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Audio
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10134708
Cataloging source
GEC
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1951-
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Bowden, Mark
Dewey number
955.0542
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not applicable
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not applicable
Literary text for sound recordings
history
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not applicable
PerformerNote
Read by the author
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Simon & Schuster Audio (Firm)
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True
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  • United States
  • Iran
  • Iran Hostage Crisis, 1979-1981
  • United States
  • Iran Hostage Crisis, 1979-1981
  • Hostages
Target audience
adult
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the first battle in America's war with militant Islam
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not applicable
Label
Guests of the Ayatollah [sound recording] : [the first battle in America's war with militant Islam], Mark Bowden
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Publication
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  • Subtitle from container
  • Abridged
  • Compact disc
  • Disc 8 is enhanced CD containing video footage
Capture and storage technique
unknown
Configuration of playback channels
stereophonic
Dimensions
4 3/4 in.
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm. diameter
Extent
8 sound discs (ca. 10 hr.)
Groove width / pitch
not applicable
Isbn
9780743555319
Kind of cutting
not applicable
Kind of disc cylinder or tape
mass produced
Kind of material
plastic with metal
Lccn
2007656686
Other physical details
digital
Special playback characteristics
digital recording
Specific material designation
sound disc
Speed
1.4m. per second (discs)
System control number
(OCoLC)68101588
Tape configuration
not applicable
Tape width
not applicable
Label
Guests of the Ayatollah [sound recording] : [the first battle in America's war with militant Islam], Mark Bowden
Publication
Note
  • Subtitle from container
  • Abridged
  • Compact disc
  • Disc 8 is enhanced CD containing video footage
Capture and storage technique
unknown
Configuration of playback channels
stereophonic
Dimensions
4 3/4 in.
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm. diameter
Extent
8 sound discs (ca. 10 hr.)
Groove width / pitch
not applicable
Isbn
9780743555319
Kind of cutting
not applicable
Kind of disc cylinder or tape
mass produced
Kind of material
plastic with metal
Lccn
2007656686
Other physical details
digital
Special playback characteristics
digital recording
Specific material designation
sound disc
Speed
1.4m. per second (discs)
System control number
(OCoLC)68101588
Tape configuration
not applicable
Tape width
not applicable

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