From the author of Argo comes an unforgettable behind-the-scenes story of espionage in action. In the first ever memoir by a top-level operative to be authorized by the CIA, Antonio J. Mendez reveals the cunning tricks and insights that helped save hundreds from deadly situations.
Adept at creating new identities for anyone, anywhere, Mendez was involved in operations all over the world, from "Wild West" adventures in East Asia to Cold War intrigue in Moscow. In 1980, he orchestrated the escape of six Americans from a hostage situation in revolutionary Tehran, Iran. This extraordinary operation inspired the movie Argo, directed by and starring Ben Affleck.
The Master of Disguise gives us a privileged look at what really happens at the highest levels of international espionage: in the field, undercover, and behind closed doors.
©1999 Antonio J. Mendez (P)2014 Tantor
"A rare and unique glimpse into the CIA's Office of Technical Services, and, in particular, into the secret work undertaken to supportclandestine operations. A thoroughly absorbing read for both the aficionado and the layman." (Nigel West)
Yes, it was entertaining and candid look at the life of a true patriot.
Well, Antonio Mendez of course. Although the agent that permenantly adopted on a British persona was fascinating as well.
No, but he was crisp and his work was solid.
Nah, but it was captivating.
Yes. It was very interesting. You feel like you are inside the spymasters thinking.
Only the main character is developed.
Well spoken; easy to understand; different characters were not overplayed, but could be distinguished.
Not really. Every story was interesting.
I'm ready for another.....
It was worth the time
taught few valuable lessons
Recommend for All career Officers.
whichever department or specialization they are aiming for.
I decided to purchase this book after watching movie version of this book.
Overall stories was slow and boring time to time.
Not a lot of excitements.
Looking back days during Cold War was educational.
I really enjoyed this book. It was fun to hear the story continue from where the movie left off. I was a bit surprised at the cussing in the book though as the tv shows didn't have that.
I love tacos!
I didn't want it to end.
Argo, by Antonio Mendez because it takes the Iran Hostage story even further.
Master of Disguise
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