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Wednesday, June 21, 2006

More from those Depressed 1970s

Posted by on June 21 at 12:08 PM

And here is another crowning moment, the ‘79 Hostage Crisis, which makes sense as a reflection back on where it came from, but becomes illogical in where it goes.

This should be a great discussion.

Grove Atlantic and The Atlantic Monthly invite you to hear Mark Bowden (best-selling author of Black Hawk Down) discuss his new book, Guests of the Ayatollah, the riveting, definitive chronicle of the Iran hostage crisis.

When: Thursday, June 22, 2006


Where: University Bookstore

43326 University Way, NE

Seattle, WA 98105


What: 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 53 Americans hostage, and kept nearly all of them captive for 444 days. Mark Bowden tells this sweeping story through the eyes of the hostages, the soldiers in a new special forces unit sent to free them, their radical, naïve captors, and the diplomats working to end the crisis. Guests of the Ayatollah is a detailed, brilliantly re-created, and suspenseful account of a crisis that gripped and ultimately changed the world.