October surprise: America's hostages in Iran and the election of Ronald Reagan

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Times Books, 1992 - History - 306 pages
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Describes how the Reagan-Bush campaign made a secret deal with Iran to delay the release of the American hostages until after the 1980 election in return for arms, revealing how the Reagan cronies prolonged the crisis for political gain. Reprint. 25,000 first printing.

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An excellent piece of journalism on an unfortunate piece of US history. Gary Sick, who served on the National Security Council of Republican and Democratic Presidents, and was princip White House Aide ... Read full review

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Fascinating account of how Ronald Reagan's campaign manager William Casey negoitiated with Iranians and Israelis during the 1980 presidential campaign to have American hostages held for a longer ... Read full review

Contents

INTRODUCTION
3
AN ELECTION HELD HOSTAGE
15
THE QUEST FOR ARMS
37
Copyright

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