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Description - Abel by Vin Arthey

The story behind Spielberg's film Bridge of SpiesOn 10 February 1962, Gary Powers, the American pilot whose U-2 spy plane was shot down in Soviet airspace, was brought to Berlin's Glienicke Bridge, where he was to take part in the most famous prisoner exchange in history.The man Powers was traded for was one Colonel Rudolf Abel, a cover name for KGB Colonel Vilyam Fisher, one of the most extraordinary characters in the history of the Cold War. Tracing that story from the most unlikely of beginnings in Newcastle, to Moscow and beyond to the streets of New York,Abelis a singular and absorbing true story of Cold War espionage to rival anything in fiction.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9781849549691
ISBN-10: 1849549699
Format: Paperback
(198mm x 128mm x mm)
Pages: 256
Imprint: Biteback Publishing
Publisher: Biteback Publishing
Publish Date: 8-Oct-2015
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

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Author Biography - Vin Arthey

Vin Arthey is a writer and researcher who lives in Edinburgh. He holds a doctorate from Teesside University, of which he is a Fellow, for his work on KGB Colonel William Fisher.

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