Download PDF by William Daugherty: In the Shadow of the Ayatollah: A CIA Hostage in Iran

By William Daugherty

ISBN-10: 1682471225

ISBN-13: 9781682471227

Still bright in lots of american citizens' thoughts are the 444 days of 1979 while Islamic militants held U.S. diplomatic team of workers hostage in Iran. even though their tale has been instructed prior to, by no means has it been similar from this sort of viewpoint. precise one of the hostages, the writer was once an officer for the crucial Intelligence employer serving on the U.S. embassy in Tehran. as soon as his CIA connection used to be came upon, invoice Daugherty grew to become a distinct objective of his captors and was once subjected to terribly harsh therapy. He controlled to outlive the ordeal by way of depending upon his Marine Corps education and wrestle event and his impressive internal reserve of fortitude. finally he was once presented the nation division Medal of Valor and the CIA unprecedented provider Medal. Drawing on intelligence details now not available to past writers, lately declassified fabrics, interviews with such key govt officers as former nationwide defense adviser Zbigniew Brzezinski and previous CIA director and ambassador to Iran Richard Helms, and to his personal firsthand wisdom, Daugherty sheds gentle in this anxious occasion, fairly with recognize to the decision-making approach within the White condominium. between his revelations is the involvement of the Soviet Union. regardless of his own involvement, Daugherty has produced an impressively goal account of the tragedies and triumphs that marked this black time in U.S. background. it's either a harrowing experience tale and a major examine U.S.-Iran family. The pivotal occasion keeps to rouse feelings and begs cautious research for strength classes discovered.

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