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Taken hostage : The making of an American enemy  Cover Image DVD DVD

Taken hostage : The making of an American enemy / a Robert Stone production ; written, produced and directed by Robert Stone.


Unfolding like a political thriller, the film tells the story of the Iran hostage crisis, when 52 American diplomats, Marines, and civilians were held hostage at the American Embassy in Tehran on November 4, 1979. For the next 444 days, the world watched as the United States received a daily barrage of humiliation, vitriol and hatred from a country that had long been a close ally. Told through the candid, personal testimony of those whose lives were upended by the action, the crisis would transform both the U.S. and Iran and forever upend the focus and direction of American foreign policy.

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  • ISBN: 9781531714956
  • Physical Description: 2 videodiscs (approximately 240 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
  • Edition: Widescreen.
  • Publisher: [Place of publication not identified] : PBS, [2022]
Subject: Mendez, Antonio J.
United States. Central Intelligence Agency.
Diplomats > United States > History > 20th century.
Iran Hostage Crisis, 1979-1981.
Genre: Documentary television programs.
Nonfiction television programs.
Historical television programs.
Video recordings for the hearing impaired.

Available copies

  • 1 of 1 copy available at Consortium of Ohio Libraries. (Show)
  • 1 of 1 copy available at Galion Library.


  • 0 current holds with 1 total copy.
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Galion Library DVD 955.054 TAKE (Text) 35920505785855 Adult DVD Available -

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