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A stunning, insightful presentation of the true story of the overthrow of Iranian democracy by the CIA in the 1950s, presented in a motion-comic, multimedia format.

What's New

- Bookmarking remembers your last page.
- Better community interaction capabilities.
- Improved Credits
- Refined animation and sound

App Description

"One of the coolest media experiences I've seen on the iPad" --New York Times

"You can just see the story. You can dig down deeper and see the actual CIA documents. You can identify with people in it. And you can learn about a fledgeling democracy."
--Amy Goodman, DemocracyNow

"The content dynamically recomposes itself as you change panels -- the music slightly alters, as do the images. It creates a film-like setting that aims to enhance the experience without interfering with the reading." --Huffington Post

Awards:

* Finalist - Flurry App Spotlight Awards - more than 700 apps submitted
..."we were blown by your layout of content, and believe all magazines should take lessons from you guys. The interactivity was amazing."

* Finalist 148Apps Best App Ever Awards - Comic Category - over 1.5 million votes cast

* Top Three Mobile Apps Showdown - CES 2012

* FWA Mobile App Of The Day (MOTD) Award for 26th January 2012.

Story Description:

Cognito is proud to present, in collaboration with best-selling author Stephen Kinzer, the true life spy thriller, CIA: Operation Ajax. As the value of oil explodes in world markets, global power brokers begin to take interest in the ruling political regimes of the Middle East. In Iran, British agents have controlled oil exports for a generation. The shah is holding on to a shaky peace as a new charismatic leader enters the scene. Secret deals, underground rumors of revolt, and dark plots of government overthrow are employed by American, British, and Persian agents. Iran's oil would flow, by any means necessary. Every actor has a stake in the game. No one can be trusted. Nothing is as it seems.

Learn about the incredible true history of the CIA plot to stage a coup of Iran's government. Recently declassified documents, historic photos, and video film reels from the era are embedded into the story. See Eisenhower, Churchill, the Dulles brothers, Mossadegh, and the Shah in a whole new light.

Watch the Operation Ajax trailer at operationajax.com!

Technical Specs:

CIA : Operation Ajax is a revolutionary new way to experience a graphic novel. Combining subtle animation with a full film score, the story unfolds in a groundbreaking cinematic reading experience.

- 210 page interactive comic with sound and animation
- 22 character dossiers loaded with historical photos and notes
- 9 historical newsreel videos
- Authentic CIA documents
- Extra content embedded throughout.

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App Changes

April 18, 2014 Price Decrease: $0.99 -> FREE!
August 20, 2013 New version 3.0
June 18, 2013 Price Decrease: $4.99 -> FREE!
June 17, 2013 Price Decrease: $4.99 -> FREE!
November 16, 2011 Initial Release

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