At a glance:
- Author: Gary Sick
- First Published: 1985
- Type of Work: Current affairs
- Time of Work: 1977-1981
- Setting: Washington, D.C.; Iran
- Genres: Nonfiction, Politics, Current affairs
- Subjects: 1970's, United States or Americans, Politics, Twentieth century, 1980's, Middle East, Geopolitics, Iran or Iranian people
- Locales: United States, Asia, Washington, D.C., North America, Iran
The Iranian hostage crisis damaged the prestige of the United States throughout the world and also played a crucial role in destroying President Jimmy Carter’s hopes for reelection. Gary Sick, who served on the National Security Council during this crisis, has come forth with a valuable account of the making of American policy toward revolutionary Iran. By treating both the revolution that toppled the Shah and the hostage crisis itself, this comprehensive work gives the reader the complete story of America’s Iranian imbroglio.
On November 4, 1979, militant Iranian...
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