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Guests of the Ayatollah

(2006)
The Iran Hostage Crisis: The First Battle in America's War with Militant Islam
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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. InGuests of the Ayatollah, 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. 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. Bowden dedicated five years to this research, including numerous trips to Iran and countless interviews with those involved on both sides.Guests of the Ayatollahis a detailed, brilliantly re-created, and suspenseful account of a crisis that gripped and ultimately changed the world.

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Hardback Editions

June 2006 : UK Hardback
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Title: Guests of the Ayatollah: The First Battle in the West's War with Militant Islam: The First Battle in the West's War on Militant Islam
Author(s): Mark Bowden
ISBN: 1-84354-494-6 / 978-1-84354-494-4 (UK edition)
Publisher: Atlantic Books
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March 2006 : USA Hardback
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Title: Guests of the Ayatollah: The First Battle in America's War with Militant Islam
Author(s): Mark Bowden
ISBN: 0-87113-925-1 / 978-0-87113-925-2 (USA edition)
Publisher: Atlantic Monthly Press
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January 2006 : USA Hardback
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Title: Guests of the Ayatollah: The Iran Hostage Crisis, The First Battle in America's War With Militant Islam
Author(s): Mark Bowden
ISBN: 0-87133-925-0 / 978-0-87133-925-6 (USA edition)
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Paperback Editions

April 2007 : UK Paperback
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Title: Guests of the Ayatollah: The Inside Story of the Iranian Hostage Crisis: The First Battle in the West's War with Militant Islam
Author(s): Mark Bowden
ISBN: 1-84354-496-2 / 978-1-84354-496-8 (UK edition)
Publisher: Atlantic Books
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March 2007 : USA Paperback
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Title: Guests of the Ayatollah: The Iran Hostage Crisis: The First Battle in America's War with Militant Islam
Author(s): Mark Bowden
ISBN: 0-8021-4303-2 / 978-0-8021-4303-7 (USA edition)
Publisher: Grove Press
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June 2006 : UK Paperback
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Title: Guests of the Ayatollah: The First Battle in the West's War with Militant Islam: The First Battle in the West's War on Militant Islam
Author(s): Mark Bowden
ISBN: 1-84354-495-4 / 978-1-84354-495-1 (UK edition)
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2006 : USA Paperback
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ISBN: 0-7394-7588-6 / 978-0-7394-7588-1 (USA edition)
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Audio Editions

April 2006 : USA Audio CD
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Title: Guests of the Ayatollah
Author(s): Mark Bowden
ISBN: 0-7435-5531-7 / 978-0-7435-5531-9 (USA edition)
Publisher: Simon & Schuster Audio
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April 2006 : USA Audio edition
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Title: Guests of the Ayatollah: The First Battle in America's War with Militant Islam
Author(s): Mark Bowden
Publisher: Simon & Schuster Audio
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Kindle Editions

December 2007 : USA, Canada, UK Kindle edition
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Title: Guests of the Ayatollah: The Iran Hostage Crisis: The First Battle in America's War with Militant Islam
Author(s): Mark Bowden
Publisher: Grove Press
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