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The Resource Bridge of spies : a true story of the Cold War, Giles Whittell

Bridge of spies : a true story of the Cold War, Giles Whittell

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Bridge of spies : a true story of the Cold War
Title
Bridge of spies
Title remainder
a true story of the Cold War
Statement of responsibility
Giles Whittell
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Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
  • Who were the three men the Soviet and American superpowers exchanged on Berlin's Glienicke Bridge on February 10, 1962, in the first and most legendary prisoner exchange between East and West? Bridge of Spies vividly traces the journeys of these men, whose fate defines the complex conflicts that characterized the most dangerous years of the Cold War. Bridge of Spies is a true story of three men - Rudolf Abel, a Soviet Spy who was a master of disguise; Gary Powers, an American who was captured when his spy plane was shot down by the Russians; and Frederic Pryor, a young American doctor mistakenly identified as a spy and captured by the Soviets. The men in this three-way political swap had been drawn into the nadir of the Cold War by duty and curiosity, and the same tragicomedy of errors that induced Khrushchev to send missiles to Castro. Two of them - the spy and the pilot - were the original seekers of weapons of mass destructi- on. The third was an intellectual, in over his head. They were rescued against daunting odds by fate and by their families, and then all but forgotten. Yet the fates of those men exemplified the pathological mistrust that fueled the arms race for the next 30 years
  • Cold War
  • History
Biography type
contains biographical information
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • plates
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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Bridge of spies : a true story of the Cold War, Giles Whittell
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
29161381
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xxii, 274 pages, [8] pages of plates
Isbn
9780857201645
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (Sirsi) 29161381
  • (Sirsi) 29161381
Label
Bridge of spies : a true story of the Cold War, Giles Whittell
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
29161381
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xxii, 274 pages, [8] pages of plates
Isbn
9780857201645
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (Sirsi) 29161381
  • (Sirsi) 29161381

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