Bridge of Spies (Paperback)
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Bridge of Spies (Paperback)

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Paperback 304 Pages
Published: 05/01/2012
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THE DRAMATIC EVENTS BEHIND THE FILM BRIDGE OF SPIES.
'Riveting, meticulously researched and beautifully written, Bridge of Spies unlocks one of the most fascinating espionage mysteries of the Cold War' - Ben Macintyre, author of Agent Zigzag and SAS Rogue Heroes

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 Carré'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.

Publisher: Simon & Schuster Ltd
ISBN: 9781849833271
Number of pages: 304
Weight: 272 g
Dimensions: 198 x 130 x 1 mm

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February 10th, 1962. Berlin. The Gleinicke Bridge. On one side, liberty, hamburgers, pop music. On the other, the unspeakable Communists. Cars pull up. Heavy overcoats. Stamping of feet, rubbing of hands, breath like... More

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“What a Carré On”

February 10th, 1962. Berlin. The Gleinicke Bridge. On one side, liberty, hamburgers, pop music. On the other, the unspeakable Communists. Cars pull up. Heavy overcoats. Stamping of feet, rubbing of hands, breath like... More

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