The Book Behind Argo

Argo, starring Ben Affleck, is currently one of the hottest must see movies.  The movie is a dramatization of the real life 1980 joint secret operation between Canada and the CIA to extract six fugitive American diplomatic personnel out of Iran.  As source material, the movie credits The Master of Disguise: My Secret Life in the CIA by Antonio J. Menendez.  Written by the man masterminded the operation portrayed in the movie, the book is a thrilling in depth insight into the real life world of international espionage.  In addition to opening up about the 1980 operation, Menendez details his operations from all over the world including East Asia and Moscow.  Fans of the movie and of CIA history will want to check this one out!

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