The Iran Hostage Crisis: The First Battle in America's War
with Militant Islam
From the best-selling author of Black Hawk Down comes a
riveting, definitive 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 fifty-two Americans hostage, and kept nearly
all of them hostage for 444 days.
[Paperback copy, 704 pages, Mark Bowden]