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Tuesday, May 13: The Best Bad Idea - The True Story of "Argo"

Garfield Book Company

Mark Lijek

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It's a true-enough story about something that really happened: Posing as a Canadian filmmaker, a CIA agent got six Americans out of Tehran in 1980 after an angry mob of "students" stormed our embassy and held its occupants hostage for 444 days, a siege that gave us, more or less, the Reagan presidency. Mark Lijek was one of those six hiding in Iran. Tuesday, May 13 Lijek will reveal how he and the five other Americans avoided capture, detail their months of hiding and describe the facts of the CIA rescue, which includes more Canadian involvement than portrayed in the film. 

THE BEST BAD IDEA - THE TRUE STORY OF ARGO, 10:30 a.m., Garfield Book Company, 208 Garfield St. S., Tacoma, $10, 253.241.4166

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