The President, the Prophet, and the Shah-1979 and the Coming of Militant Islam
ISBN10: 0316323942 ISBN13: 9780316323949 Publisher: Little Brown & Co Published: Oct 27 2004 Pages: 470 Weight: 1.90lbs. Height: 9.50" Width: 6.25" Depth: 1.50" Language: English
An account of the 444-day Iran hostage crisis describes how a mob of students, inspired by a then-virtually unknown Khomeini, seized the American embassy in 1979, in a chronicle that documents the year they spent as political prisoners, the contributions of such figures as Jimmy Carter and the Shah, and the doomed Desert One rescue mission. By the author of Shooting the Moon. 25,000 first printing.