Multcolib Picks: While you wait for... Argo

Munich DVD - 2006 DVD Drama MUNICH All copies in use Availability details

Annotation:After the kidnapping and murder of Israeli athletes at the 1972 Olympics, the Israeli government of Golda Meir recruits Avner to lead a team of undercover agents to hunt down those responsible throughout Europe, and eliminate them one by one. It is physically and emotionally messy work, and conflicts between Avner and his team's handler, Ephraim, over information Avner doesn't want to provide only make things harder.

Syriana DVD - 2006 DVD Drama SYRIANA Available in some locations

Annotation:A career CIA operative, an up-and-coming oil broker, a corporate lawyer, and a disenfranchised Pakistani teenager each play their small part in the vast and complex system that powers the oil industry, unaware of the explosive impact their lives will have upon the world.

The Company
The Company DVD - 2007 DVD Drama COMPANY All copies in use Availability details

Annotation:Depicts the global power struggle between the U.S. and the Soviet Union from the dawn of the Cold War in the 1950s to the downfall of the Soviet Union in the '90s, told from the viewpoint of CIA and KGB spies.

The Debt
The Debt DVD - 2011 DVD Drama DEBT Available in some locations Holds: 1 on 31 copies

Annotation:The story begins in 1997, as shocking news reaches retired Mossad secret agents Rachel and Stephan about their former colleague David. All three have been venerated for decades by Israel because of the secret mission that they embarked on for their country back in 1965-1966, when the trio tracked down Nazi war criminal Dieter Vogel, the feared Surgeon of Birkenau, in East Berlin. At great risk, and at considerable personal cost, the team's mission was accomplished - or was it?

Ertefae past
Ertefae past Low height DVD - 2005 Persian DVD Foreign ERTEFAE Available in some locations

Annotation:"Based on a true story, this Fajr Film Festival Audience Award-winner is an action film filled with dark humor. Ghassem (Hamid Farrokhnezhad) is a man at his wit's end and desperate to get his family out of Iran. Together with his pregnant wife, he hijacks a plane, but undercover officers onboard the flight will not let the hijacking go smoothly." - Facets website.

Diplomats for the Damned
Diplomats for the Damned DVD - 2008 DVD 940.531835 DIPLOMATS Available in some locations

Annotation:Argo shows us the heroism of the Canadian diplomats who sheltered Americans. The documentary Diplomats for the Damned tells the story of four government officials who refused to follow orders so that they could save the lives of several thousand Jews during Hitler's regime.

Sugihara Conspiracy of Kindness DVD - 2005 DVD 940.5318 SUGIHARA Available in some locations

Annotation:This documentary tells the story of Japanese diplomat Chiune Sugihara, consul to Lithuania during World War II. Sugihara defied Tokyo authorities and wrote transit visas that allowed hundreds of Jewish families to flee Europe through Russia to Japan and other countries.

Fair Game
Fair Game DVD - 2011 DVD Drama FAIR All copies in use Availability details

Annotation:Based on the autobiography of undercover CIA operative Valerie Plame, whose covert identity was exposed when her husband, retired Ambassador Joe Wilson, wrote a newspaper article challenging the basis for the claim that there were weapons of mass destruction in Iraq.

3 Days of the Condor
3 Days of the Condor DVD - 1999 DVD Drama THREE Available in some locations

Annotation:A CIA agent who is on the run from a mass slaughter in his research office suddenly finds himself the target of both his employers and the unknown killers of his associates.

The Ghost Writer
The Ghost Writer DVD - 2010 DVD Drama GHOST Available in some locations

Annotation:When a gifted ghostwriter is hired to write the memoirs of former British Prime Minister Adam Lang, he quickly finds himself trapped in a web of political and sexual intrigue. Lang is implicated in a scandal over his administration's harsh tactics, and as the ghostwriter digs into the politician's past, he discovers secrets that threaten to jeopardize international relations forever.

Argo How the CIA and Hollywood Pulled Off the Most Audacious Rescue in History By Mendez, Antonio J. Book - 2012 955.0542 M5383a 2012 Available in some locations

Annotation:The book that inspired the film, this is the true story of how a team of CIA agents and Hollywood insiders used the guise of filmmaking to rescue six Americans hiding in Iran after escaping the November 4, 1979 takeover of the American embassy.

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Winner of the 2013 Academy Award for Best Picture, Argo is based on the true story of the risky escape of six Americans from Tehran during the 1979 hostage crisis. While you wait for Argo, check out these thrillers about politics, espionage, heroism, and desperate circumstances.