[Bridge of Spies A True Story of the Cold War] E–pub  Giles Whittell

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SUMMARY ê Bridge of Spies A True Story of the Cold War Ly identified as a spy arrested and held without charge by the Stasi East Germany’s secret police   By weaving the three strands of this story together for the first time Giles Whittell masterfully portrays the intense political tensions and nuclear brinkmanship that brought the United States and Soviet Union so close to a hot war in the early 1960s He reveals the dramatic lives of men drawn into the nadir of the Cold War by duty and curiosity and the tragicomedy of errors that eventually induced Khrushchev to send missiles to Castro Two of his subjects   the spy and the pilot   were the original seekers of weapons of mass destruction The third an intellectual fluent in German unencumbered by dependents and researching a PhD thesis on the foreign trade system of the Soviet bloc seemed to the Stasi precisely the sort of person the CIA should have been recruiting He was not In over his head in the world capital of s. If you are looking for the book that mirrors the eponymous movie this is not the book The title you seek is Stangers on a Bridge by James Dinovan the lawyer portrayed by Tom HanksThis book is a product of exhaustive research written in a manner that sways between dry technical prose and awkward attempts to turn a phrase I trudged halfway through it and finally gave up

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SUMMARY ê Bridge of Spies A True Story of the Cold War The dramatic events behind the film BRIDGE OF SPIES Who were the three men the American and Soviet superpowers exchanged at Berlin's Glienicke Bridge and Checkpoint Charlie in the first and most legendary prisoner exchange between East and West Bridge of Spies vividly traces their paths to that exchange on February 10 1962 when their fate helped to define the conflicts and lethal undercurrents of the most dangerous years of the Cold War Bridge of Spies is the true story of three extraordinary characters – William Fisher alias Rudolf Abel a British born KGB agent arrested by the FBI in New York City and jailed as a Soviet superspy for trying to steal America’s most precious nuclear secrets; Gary Powers the American U 2 pilot who was captured when his plane was shot down while flying a reconnaissance mission over the closed cities of central Russia; and Frederic Pryor a young American graduate student in Berlin mistaken. Description Bridge of Spies is the true story of three extraordinary characters William Fisher alias Rudolf Abel a British born KGB agent arrested by the FBI in New York City and jailed as a Soviet superspy for trying to steal America s most precious nuclear secrets Gary Powers the American U 2 pilot who was captured when his plane was shot down while flying a reconnaissance mission over the closed cities of central Russia and Frederic Pryor a young American graduate student in Berlin mistakenly identified as a spy arrested and held without charge by the Stasi East Germany s secret police

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SUMMARY ê Bridge of Spies A True Story of the Cold War Pying he was wrongly charged with espionage and thus came to the Agency’s notice by a roundabout route The three men were rescued against daunting odds by fate and by their families and then all but forgotten Yet they laid bare the pathological mistrust that fueled the arms race for the next 30 years  Drawing on new interviews conducted in the United States Europe and Russia with key players in the exchange and the events leading to it among them Frederic Pryor himself and the man who shot down Gary Powers Bridge of Spies captures a time when the fate of the world really did depend on coded messages on microdots and brave young men in pressure suits The exchange that frigid day at two of the most sensitive points along the Iron Curtain represented the first step back from where the superpowers had stood since the building of the Berlin Wall the previous summer – on the brink of World War III From the Hardcover editio. Bridge of Spies is a thrilling true story of espionage and super power diplomacy at one of the tensest moments of the Cold War centered around a prisoner exchange in Berlin in 1962Willie Fisher alias Rudolf Abel was a Soviet spy in the finest traditions of the Bolshevik illegals named in comparison to legals who had diplomatic cover as cultural attaches or similar His mission was to rebuild a spy ring to match the immense A bomb theft of Klaus Fuchs and the Rosenbergs Fisher was undercover for years but it unclear what if anything he managed to uncover before a drunken and incompetent subordinate defected to the West rather than face recall to Moscow Undone by the weakest link in a human chain Fisher was sentenced to decades in prisonMeanwhile America was pursuing its own patented brand of espionage The U 2 flew at an altitude of 70000 feet above the range of anti aircraft guns and interceptors Aer


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    [Bridge of Spies A True Story of the Cold War] E–pub  Giles Whittell Although they share titles this is not the book of Steven Spielberg's film despite the fact that they both deal with the same incident the first spy exchange of the Cold War On 10 February 1962 Rudolf Abel as he gave his name was exchanged for Francis Gary Powers the two men walking past each other across the Glienicke

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  • ebook
  • 256
  • Bridge of Spies A True Story of the Cold War
  • Giles Whittell
  • English
  • 11 September 2018
  • 9780307719980