By Antonio Mendez, Matt Baglio

The real, declassified account of CIA operative Tony Mendez's bold rescue of yank hostages from Iran that encouraged the critically-acclaimed movie directed by way of and starring Ben Affleck, and co-starring John Goodman, Alan Arkin, and Bryan Cranston.

On November four, 1979, Iranian militants stormed the yank embassy in Tehran and captured dozens of yank hostages, sparking a 444-day ordeal and a quake in worldwide politics nonetheless reverberating at the present time. yet there's a little-known drama hooked up to the situation: six american citizens escaped. And a top-level CIA officer named Antonio Mendez devised an inventive but exceedingly dicy plan to rescue them prior to they have been detected.

Disguising himself as a Hollywood manufacturer, and supported by way of a forged of specialist forgers, deep hide CIA operatives, overseas brokers, and Hollywood lighting tricks artists, Mendez traveled to Tehran less than the guise of scouting destinations for a faux technological know-how fiction movie known as Argo. whereas pretending to discover the proper movie backdrops, Mendez and a colleague succeeded in contacting the escapees, and smuggling them out of Iran.
Antonio Mendez ultimately information the terribly complicated and hazardous operation he led greater than 3 a long time in the past. A riveting tale of mystery identities and foreign intrigue, Argo is the gripping account of the history-making collusion among Hollywood and high-stakes espionage.

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These churchmen, especially men such as Lancelot Andrewes, Richard Neile, and William Laud, began to promote “the beauty of holiness,” a program that included high ceremonies, the return of altars to the chancel, communion rails, fine music in worship, and other elements that evoked memories of discarded Catholic practices. Puritan concerns grew with the accession of Charles I to the throne in 1625. The new king continued to resist pressure to intervene in the Continental struggle, and his marriage to a French Catholic Queen and tolerance of her Catholic retinue further called into question his commitment to Protestantism.

Throughout his career Endecott would be a stern judge of those who were outside his understanding of what comprised God’s people, but he would always hold a broad understanding of who bore God’s mark and seal. The formation of the Salem church under Endecott’s oversight was a pivotal event that set the course for the religious development of the Massachusetts Bay Colony. But it would also be a controversial event. In his account of the colony, Higginson rejoiced, writing, “Thanks be to God, we have here plenty of preaching and diligent catechizing, with strict and careful exercise and good and commendable orders to bring our people into a Christian conversation.

Lay elders and deacons were formally chosen, and the two clergymen were ordained by the laying on of hands. Governor Bradford and the Plymouth delegation were delayed in their arrival by contrary winds, but did get there in time to extend the right hand of fellowship to the new church. Once the covenant was sworn to, the church was formed. But one of the questions that still needed to be answered was how additional members were to be added, and this was tied up with questions about Baptism. Higginson had consulted with Plymouth’s elder William Brewster and the two men found themselves in agreement.

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