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The Houseguests: A Memoir of Canadian Courage and CIA Sorcery Paperback – 20 Nov 2012

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  • Paperback: 316 pages
  • Publisher: CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform (20 Nov. 2012)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 148022538X
  • ISBN-13: 978-1480225381
  • Product Dimensions: 12.7 x 2 x 20.3 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (4 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 1,126,195 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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About the Author

Mark Lijek is a retired Foreign Service officer. His earliest memories include a fascination with travel, which ultimately led him to a job with the Department of State and a first assignment to Iran in the middle of the 1979 revolution. After the escape from Tehran, he and his wife Cora continued on to postings in Hong Kong, Kathmandu, Warsaw and Frankfurt, interspersed with Washington assignments. He retired in 1996. Lijek is a fan of both the CIA and the Canadians, but has often found himself having to emphasize the Canadian role as the glamor of the CIA rescue plan tended to overshadow the more mundane but tremendously important assistance provided by the Canadians. He wrote The Houseguests in the hope it would record definitively the brave and selfless actions of the Canadians. He and Cora have two grown children and live north of Seattle on a small island in Puget Sound. He serves as treasurer of the Anacortes Sister Cities Association and is active in civic affairs.


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This account of the so-called "Canadian Caper" in which six American hostages were spirited out of Tehran is a first person description from one of the escapees. I decided to read it after watching the film 'Argo' and it fills in many of the blanks and offers a more detailed version of events. I enjoyed it very much: it would have benefited from the attentions of a professional editor to tighten up the narrative, but despite that, it is a very readable, engaging and rounded account. If you are interested in what happened following the fall of the Shah, or enjoyed the film Argo, I recommend it to you.
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I found this a very useful source to read after having watched ARGO. The film is good for what it is, but after reading this book I'll proably get a couple of others that are listed at the end as part of a handy reading list.
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A wonderfully written book which brilliantly evokes what life in Iran must have been like. Thoughtfully written and a human account.
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I am still reading it but it is very good.
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