Bridge of Spies

Bridge of Spies

A True Story of the Cold War

Book - 2012
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Who were the three men the Soviet and American superpowers exchanged on Berlin's Glienicke Bridge on February 10, 1962, in the 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 embodied the years of the Cold War.
Publisher: London, Simon & Schuster,, 2012.
Copyright Date: ©2011
ISBN: 9781849833271
1849833273
Characteristics: xxii, 274 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations, portraits ; 20 cm.

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jazpur
Jul 19, 2016

The excellent film of the same name came out in 2015. According to my research, the film is not based on this book. The subject matter is parallel. James B. Donavon who was Gary Powers' lawyer, sent by the CIA to negotiate his release, wrote his own book back in 1964 titled' Strangers on a Bridge'. He was consulted for the film. However, be that as it may, Giles Whittell's book on the same topic,was published in 2010.It is very readable and informative and shows extensive research. The story of the exchange of the Russian spies and Gary Powers, the U2 pilot captured by the Russians is a remarkable account of what went on at the height of the Cold War. Fact can indeed be stranger than fiction.

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richibi
Jun 01, 2011

gripping

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