The 444-day-long crisis began on November 4 th when some 3,000 militant Iranian students stormed the United States embassy in Tehran, taking nearly sixty diplomats hostage. B&N Exclusives Baby Boutique The Best Books of 2020 Boxed Sets Graphic Novels for Young Readers Kids' Classics Kids' Book Awards Personalized Books STEAM/STEM Books & Toys Trend Shop Top Young Reader Series. Book Summary The story of the Iran hostage crisis, America’s first battle with militant Islam. $22.95 (208p) ISBN 978-0-691-11916-8 Terrorism and the Media: From the Iran Hostage Crisis to the Oklahoma City Bombing Brigitte L. Nacos, Author Columbia University Press $90 (214p) ISBN 978-0-231-10014-4 Buy this book 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. Revolutionaries demanded that the U.S. return the Shah to Iran. Thus began the Iran Hostage Crisis, an affair that captivated the American public for 444 days and marked America’s first confrontation with the forces of radical Islam. On Jan. 20, 1981, … US Foreign Policy and the Iran Hostage Crisis / Edition 1 available in Paperback. A Captive Reflects on the Iran Hostage Crisis This week marked the 25th anniversary of the end of the Iranian hostage crisis. Guests of the Ayatollah: The Iran Hostage Crisis: The First Battle in America’s War with Militant Islam. The top rated Mark Bowden books list discusses the hostage situation in the late 70s Iran under the leadership of Ayatollah. Thus began the Iran Hostage Crisis, an affair that captivated the American public for 444 days and marked America's first confrontation with the forces of radical Islam. After he left office, former President Carter, in statements to the media, gave hints of even more credit due his administration for the only true operational success of the hostage crisis. American citizens have been held hostage in the Middle East at least since 1979, when our embassy in Teheran was seized by a mob; Lawson's history of the US government's response in the 80's makes a sad tale of hypocrisy, incompetence, and corruption. 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. Princeton Univ. On November 4, 1979, Iranian militants stormed the United States Embassy in Tehran and took sixty-six Americans captive. Five years in the works, 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. TAKEN HOSTAGE: The Iran Hostage Crisis and America's First Encounter with Radical Islam David R. Farber, Author . Using hundreds of recently declassified government documents, historian David Farber takes the first … A brief passage in Hamilton Jordan’s book, Crisis, alludes to CIA officers on the scene in Tehran. Add to Wishlist. On November 4, 1979, Iranian militants stormed the United States Embassy in Tehran and took sixty-six Americans captive.