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Author Donovan, James B. (James Britt), 1916-1970, author
Title Strangers on a bridge [ebook] : the case of Colonel Abel and Francis Gary Powers / James B. Donovan ; foreword by Jason Matthews
Published New York, NY : Scribner, 2015
Edition First Scribner trade paperback edition
Descript 1 online resource (xviii, 443 pages) : illustrations, portraits
Content text txt
Media computer c
Carrier online resource cr
Note Reissue with new foreword of work published in 1964
Includes index
Summary "In the early morning of February 10, 1962, James B. Donovan began his walk down Glienicke Bridge, which then linked West Berlin to East. With him walked Rudolf Ivanovich Abel, for years the chief of Soviet espionage in the United States. Approaching them from the other side, under equally heavy guard, was Francis Gary Powers, the American U-2 pilot shot down by the Soviets. These were the strangers on a bridge, the representatives of two opposing worlds. Here Donovan, who negotiated their exchange and defended Abel at every stage of his trial, tells their story. Originally published in 1964, and now with a new foreword by bestselling author Jason Matthews, this is the singular insider account of one of the most important moments in Cold War history, the incredible spy exchange that is now the subject of the major motion picture Bridge of Spies by Steven Spielberg, starring Tom Hanks as James B. Donovan. At once a noir procedural drama and a brilliant character study, Strangers on a Bridge is the gripping, fascinating story of the great spy case of a generation."-- Provided by publisher
Note Owing to Legal Deposit regulations this resource may only be accessed from within National Library of Scotland. For more information contact enquiries@nls.uk. StEdNL
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Subject Abel, Rudolf, 1903-1971
Abel, Rudolf, 1903-1971 -- Trials, litigation, etc
Donovan, James B. (James Britt), 1916-1970
Espionage, Soviet -- United States
Powers, Francis Gary, 1929-1977
United States -- Foreign relations -- Soviet Union
Soviet Union -- Foreign relations -- United States
Pryor, Frederic L
Abel, Rudolf, 1903-1971.
Donovan, James B. (James Britt), 1916-1970.
Powers, Francis Gary, 1929-1977.
Pryor, Frederic L.
Diplomatic relations.
Espionage, Soviet.
Soviet Union.
United States.
True Stories.
The Cold War.
Electronic books
Downloadable file
Alt Author Matthews, Jason, 1951- writer of foreword
OverDrive, Inc
ISBN 150111879X
9781501118791
9781405924917
1405924918
9783641188054
3641188059
Music # EB00598094 Recorded Books

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