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Antonio Joseph Mendez was born in Eureka, Nevada on November 15, 1940. He attended the University of Colorado at Boulder for one year before dropping out because he had no money. He worked on technical drawings of the wiring harnesses for missiles for Martin Marietta during the day and hired visa mer himself out at night as an artist, painting murals and other items on commission. He was hired by the Central Intelligence Agency in 1965 as a counterfeiter and forger. He became a technical operations officer and was promoted to deputy chief of authentication in December 1979. He orchestrated the rescue of six American diplomats from Iran in January 1980. This mission became the basis of the 2012 Oscar winning movie Argo. Mendez spent 25 years undercover and retired in 1990. He wrote several books including The Master of Disguise: My Secret Life in the CIA written with Malcolm McConnell, Spy Dust: Two Masters of Disguise Reveal the Tools and Operations That Helped Win the Cold War written with Jonna Mendez and Bruce Henderson, Argo: How the CIA and Hollywood Pulled Off the Most Audacious Rescue in History written with Matt Baglio, and The Moscow Rules: The Secret CIA Tactics That Helped America Win the Cold War written with Jonna Mendez. He died of Parkinson's disease on January 19, 2019 at the age of 78. (Bowker Author Biography) visa färre
Foto taget av: Mendez with President Jimmy Carter (cia.gov)

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Mendez, Antonio Joseph
Födelsedag
1940-11-15
Avled
2019-01-19
Kön
male
Nationalitet
USA
Födelseort
Eureka, Nevada, USA
Dödsorsak
Parkinson's disease
Utbildning
University of Colorado
Yrken
intelligence officer
artist
Organisationer
Central Intelligence Agency
Agent
Andrew Wylie
Jeffrey Posternak
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Antonio Mendez served in the CIA for twenty-five years and is a highly decorated officer, one of the top fifty officers in its first fifty years, and a recipient of the Intelligence Star for Valor for the ARGO operation. Mendez lives with his family in rural Maryland outside of Washington, D.C. [adapted from Argo (2013)]

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Antonio Mendez - Argo: This is mostly a procedural, and mostly about the setup. #cursorybookreviews #cursoryreviews
 
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khage | 41 andra recensioner | Jun 17, 2024 |
Very much enjoyed the book; made the mistake then of watching the movie and was disappointed.
 
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LyndaWolters1 | 41 andra recensioner | Apr 3, 2024 |
I liked this book but I liked Our Man in Tehran better. Argo focused on the CIA's efforts to extract the Americans in Tehran and it was interesting to learn about the disguises and exfiltrations conducted by the CIA. Our man in Tehran was more detailed in telling the story of the day to day activities of the Americans while they were in hiding.
 
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ellink | 41 andra recensioner | Jan 22, 2024 |
I found this a very light and enjoyable review of Antonia and Jonna Mendez's experience in the CIA. There's some politics and office drama that didn't totally make sense to me, but by and large, it was a fascinating account of the crazy things our government has done. It almost makes conspiracy theorists look sane.
 
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settingshadow | 2 andra recensioner | Aug 19, 2023 |

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