Bridge of Spies

Bridge of Spies

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This is the true story of one of the most dramatic and mythologized moments of the Cold War - the famous spy swap in Berlin. "Bridge of Spies" is a gripping, entertaining, hair-raising and comical story, which moves effortlessly from the hardware of high-flying planes and new missiles to the geopolitics of the nuclear stand-off and through the poignant personal stories of its central protagonists: Powers, the all-American hero, blacklisted for not having killed himself on his descent to earth; a KGB spy who has spent aimless and lonely years achieving nothing in the US; and the opposing leaders Khrushchev and Eisenhower, both trapped in a spiral of confrontation neither wants. Telling the true story that inspired Le Carre's famous scene, "Bridge of Spies" is a brilliant take on the absurdity and heroism of the Cold War days that will appeal to a new generation of readers unfamiliar with the history but drawn in by the compelling and vividly recreated narrative.

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  • Paperback | 304 pages
  • 153 x 234mm
  • Simon & Schuster Ltd
  • LondonUnited Kingdom
  • Export ed
  • 8pp b&w
  • 0857201646
  • 9780857201645
  • 630,204

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About Giles Whittell

Giles Whittell is Washington correspondent for The Times, having worked for them in Los Angeles and Moscow.

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