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Bridge Of Spies

Author : Giles Whittell
ISBN : 9780857201652
Genre : History
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The dramatic events behind the film Bridge of Spies. 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.
Category: History

Strangers On A Bridge

Author : James B. Donovan
ISBN : 9781405924917
Genre : Fiction
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The gripping first-hand account of the events that inspired the major film Bridge of Spies, starring Tom Hanks, by the man at the centre of them all - James B. Donovan. Also featuring a foreword by Jason Matthews. With the Cold War at its height, the capture and trial of Colonel Abel, the Soviets' most capable and effective spy, revealed the chilling depths of the KGB's penetration of the West. But when an American U-2 spy plane was shot down over Russia and its CIA pilot, Gary Powers, captured, both men's fates hung in the balance. With East and West staring each other down across the Iron Curtain the stakes couldn't have been higher. And at the heart of it all, from Abel's arrest to his exchange with Powers on Berlin's infamous 'Bridge of Spies', was James B. Donovan. Strangers on the Bridge is the only inside account of the greatest spy story of the era and a real-life espionage classic. Reviews of Strangers on a Bridge: 'Enthralling ... Engrossing ... Truly remarkable' New York Times 'As compelling as The Spy Who Came in from the Cold except it happens to be true' Life 'A top notch spy thriller' Time
Category: Fiction

Spy Pilot

Author : Francy Gary Powers Jr.
ISBN : 9781633884694
Genre : History
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Based on newly available information, the son of famed U-2 pilot Francis Gary Powers presents the facts and dispels misinformation about the Cold War espionage program that turned his father into a Cold War icon.. One of the most talked-about events of the Cold War was the downing of the American U-2 spy plane piloted by Francis Gary Powers over the Soviet Union on May 1, 1960. The event was recently depicted in the Steven Spielberg movie Bridge of Spies. Powers was captured by the KGB, subjected to a televised show trial, and imprisoned, all of which created an international incident. Soviet authorities eventually released him in exchange for captured Soviet spy Rudolf Abel. On his return to the United States, Powers was exonerated of any wrongdoing while imprisoned in Russia, yet, due to bad press and the government's unwillingness to heartily defend Powers, a cloud of controversy lingered until his untimely death in 1977. Now his son, Francis Gary Powers Jr. and acclaimed historian Keith Dunnavant have written this new account of Powers's life based on personal files that had never been previously available. Delving into old audio tapes, letters his father wrote and received while imprisoned in the Soviet Union, the transcript of his father's debriefing by the CIA, other recently declassified documents about the U-2 program, and interviews with the spy pilot's contemporaries, Powers and Dunnavant set the record straight. The result is a fascinating piece of Cold War history. This is also a book about a son's journey to understand his father, pursuing justice and a measure of peace. Almost sixty years after the fact, this will be the definitive account of one of the most important events of the Cold War.
Category: History

Pinkertons Prostitutes And Spies

Author : John Stewart
ISBN : 9781476679075
Genre : History
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Hattie Lawton was a young Pinkerton detective who with her partner, Timothy Webster, spied for the U.S. Secret Service during the Civil War. Working in Richmond, the two posed as husband and wife. A dazzling blonde from New York and a handsome Englishman, both with checkered pasts, they were matched in charm, cunning, duplicity and boldness. Betrayed by their own spymaster, Allan Pinkerton, they fell into the hands of the dictator of Richmond, the notorious General John H. "Hog" Winder. This lively history, scrupulously researched from all available sources, corrects the record on many points and definitively answers the long-standing question of Hattie Lawton's true identity.
Category: History

Book Three Spies At Rayon Junction

Author : Linda Rasmussen
ISBN : 9781477288320
Genre : Fiction
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In Book Three: Spies at Rayon Junction, Gerry and his classmate, Shane, continue their journey through Cookie County, unaware that the gold keys they each carry have special powers. On their way to Balloon Field, where Trent, the hot air balloon pilot, is waiting to take them for a ride, they pass through the Rayon Junction Train Station. While they are there, they meet many peculiar citizens of Mydreama, including, Uncle David, the engineer of the Mountain Wildcat. They also find out that they are being followed by many ominous-looking blackbirds, but they have no clue that these birds are after their keys. When the boys finally reach the balloon, they are joined by the mysterious teacher that gave them the keys. With her is one their classmates, Dawnie, who joins Gerry and Shane on a very adventurous trip in the hot air balloon. While they are sailing across Cookie County, they see the Black-eyed Hills, just before a rare cotton ball storm disables their balloon, causing them to crash into the Raisin River. The adventure continues, as the gondola of the airship is transformed into a sailing vessel. Then, while they are sleeping, the currents pull them into the slower-moving Sweetwater River of the Sugar Hills, where they become stuck in a sugar slide. Gerry’s sparrow friend comes to find them and takes, Mac and Tosh, two stowaway Knottys, to the Jamthumb Ranch to get help. In the meantime, the stranded castaways must figure out how to get their stuck craft out of the sugar, but are interrupted by two curious sugarbears. When their very angry mother shows up to claim her lost cubs, the kids are able to get away from her and get their boat back in the river, by eating some of Ms. Razzleberry’s miraculous Jillybeans.
Category: Fiction

The Moment

Author : Douglas Kennedy
ISBN : 9781409021490
Genre : Fiction
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A secret from the past can change your life for ever. A heart-breaking love story set in Cold War Berlin by the author of The Pursuit of Happiness and Five Days. Thomas Nesbitt is a divorced American writer living a very private life in Maine. Until, one wintry morning, his solitude is disrupted by the arrival of a package postmarked Berlin. But what is more unsettling is the name accompanying the return address on the package: Petra Dussmann. For she is the woman with whom Thomas had an intense love affair twenty-five years before in a divided Berlin, where people lived fearfully under the shadows of the Cold War. And so Thomas is forced to grapple with a past he has always kept hidden. For Petra Dussman was a refugee from the police state of East Germany. And her tragic secrets were to re-write both their destinies.
Category: Fiction

Havana Queen

Author : James Bruno
ISBN : 9780983764267
Genre : Fiction
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What happens when Fidel dies? Cuba explodes. Political turmoil engulfs Cuba. As the Castros' rendezvous with mortality finally arrives, FBI Agent Nick Castillo is swept up in a maelstrom of espionage, intrigue and guerrilla war. Amazon Kindle Bestselling author James Bruno delivers another knockout thriller! Cuba roils with political unrest as Fidel and Raul Castro sink deeper into dementia and failing health. In a desperate ploy to save the communist regime, sultry Cuban spymaster Larisa Montilla takes on the CIA in a tit-for-tat shadow war of assassination. As the bodies pile up, FBI Agent Nick Castillo defies orders and travels clandestinely to Havana. Nick gets more than he bargained for, falling into a trap set by Montilla, Fidel's heir to power. But Montilla's leverage over Nick is matched by his discovery of a deep secret in her past, leading to a war of wits. Nick returns to ferret out a web of spies deep inside the U.S. government which Havana has patiently built up over the years -- traitors who are hemorrhaging official secrets. But he must navigate a wilderness of mirrors that leads him to an assassination plot against the Castros' No. 1 enemy - the President of the United States. Steeped in the world of government secrets, with service in Cuba and Gitmo, the author makes you feel like you've been cleared into a Top Secret program, confident that you have the inside information.
Category: Fiction

British Albums Chart All Time Top 1000

Author : Michael Churchill
ISBN : 9781291569773
Genre : Performing Arts
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On 28 July 1956, the Record Mirror published the first British albums chart. In the 57 years since, 11233 records have entered the top 40. This book lists the 1000 biggest of those hits. The list is calculated solely from chart positions, not sales figures. These are the biggest chart performers, not the biggest sellers. Indeed, "Greatest Hits" by Queen, the biggest selling album ever in the UK, is only at no. 42 in this list.
Category: Performing Arts

The Ghost Of The Golden Gate Bridge

Author : Carole Marsh
ISBN : 9780635070470
Genre : Juvenile Fiction
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What is planned as a pleasure trip to the city by the bay (San Francisco), turns out to be a topsy-turvy mystery with new friends helter-skelter through Chinatown, Lombardy, and even Alcatraz Prison one dark, foggy night. Each mystery incorporates history, geography, culture and cliffhanger chapters that keep kids begging for more Each mystery includes SAT words, educational facts, fun and humor, built-in book club and activities. Each Carole Marsh Mystery also has an Accelerated Reader quiz, a Lexile Level, and a Fountas & Pinnell guided reading level. Click HERE to read the first three chapters
Category: Juvenile Fiction

Bombs Bugs Drugs And Thugs

Author : Loch K. Johnson
ISBN : 0814742521
Genre : Political Science
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An examination of the present and future of American intelligence argues that despite America's resources, technology, and networks, the lack of central coordination allows information and communication failures.
Category: Political Science

Letters From A Soviet Prison The Personal Journal And Private Correspondence Of Cia U 2 Pilot Francis Gary Powers

Author : Francis Gary Powers, Jr
ISBN : 9780359707423
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My father, Francis Gary Powers, was a CIA U-2 pilot who was shot down in the midst of the Cold War, on May 1, 1960, while flying in Soviet airspace. After his capture, he was tried for espionage and then served nearly two years in a Soviet prison until his eventual release in exchange for Soviet Colonel Rudolf Abel, a senior KGB spy who was caught in the United States in the late 1950s. The two operatives were brought to separate sides of the Glienicker Bridge in Potsdam, Germany, as depicted in Steven Spielberg's motion picture Bridge of Spies, where the exchange took place. While in prison my father kept a personal journal and was allowed to write and receive personal correspondence. In this book are the never-before published journal of my father's thoughts as a Prisoner of War, along with more than 150 personal letters written and received by my father during his captivity.

How To Drink Like A Spy

Author : Albert W. A. Schmid
ISBN : 9781684350926
Genre : Cooking
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Shaken, not stirred. James Bond's classic order made the martini famous. Now spy fans can discover new favorites from beloved novels like those by Ian Fleming and Tom Clancy and big screen blockbusters like the Jason Bourne movies, Argo, Austin Powers, and Steven Spielberg's Bridge of Spies. Mixology expert Albert W. A. Schmid provides step-by-step instructions on setting up and stocking a bar worthy of 007 and pouring the drinks to match. Recipes include secret agent favorites like The Lucky Jim versus the Montgomery, Kurrant Affair, Pillow Talk, From Russia with Love, Bossanova, Betsy Flanagan versus the Manhattan, Dark 'n' Stormy, and TNT. How to Drink Like a Spy also includes profiles of the most famous and notorious spies throughout history and a lexicon so you don't blow your cover when ordering your next drink.
Category: Cooking

The Crossing

Author : Ted Allbeury
ISBN : 9781444782707
Genre : Fiction
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The identities of several Russian agents become known to the West. The chase is on to gather the evidence needed to incriminate them. One of the leaders of the hunt is the brilliant British spycatcher Joe Shapiro, who persuades the Americans into exchanging a notorious and high-ranking KGB spy for the seemingly unimportant American spy-pilot Gary Powers. Joe Schapiro has more than a professional interest in the case, and the intricate web of lies and deception behind the exchange of spies hides secrets that must never be revealed. Inspired by historical events surrounding the infamous 1960 U-2 incident which also form the basis for Steven Spielberg's critically acclaimed thriller Bridge of Spies.
Category: Fiction

Super Secret Spies

Author : Henry J. Acevedo
ISBN : 9781479738823
Genre : Fiction
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Jack and Jason Stevenson, two twin brothers, think they are ordinary eleven-year-old boys. They fool around in the front yard on Christmas Eve, and that very midnight, from their window, they see two men take a camera from a stop sign in front of the yard. They figure the camera mustve caught them fooling around, so they set off after the men, only to discover their long-lost father being alive, and that theyre Super-Secret Spies! Jack and Jason defeat Sensor Sender, the worlds most evil villain, but theyre too young to realise that theres more to fight . . . Follow Jack and Jason for seven Christmas Eves to fight the most horrible, awful things you can possibly imagine. But remember this, if you want to go, you have to be prepared to fight evil villains, bad fat dudes, murderers, mean jail keepers, grizzly bears, shake hands with ghosts, and much more . . .
Category: Fiction

Summer Bridge Math Grades K 1

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ISBN : 9781620576809
Genre : Juvenile Nonfiction
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Help improve math skills, especially during the summer months, and to connect kids from one grade to the next. It covers numeration, addition, subtraction, and much more! An assessment test and an incentive contract are also included.
Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

A Parliament Of Spies

Author : Cassandra Clark
ISBN : 9781429942386
Genre : Fiction
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All the danger and intrigue of 14th-century England spring to life in this "compelling" (Publishers Weekly) series about the brave, incorruptible Abbess of Meaux. Abbess Hildegard may consider herself "just a nun with no useful skills or connections," yet her loyalty and intelligence have brought her to the attention of King Richard II himself—not the safest place to be, when the king has enemies on all sides. As Hildegard wrestles with her role as a spy in the parliament that is hastily gathering at Westminster, Cassandra Clark's A Parliament of Spies shows us the human side of history, giving readers new reason to follow Publishers Weekly's rallying cry: "Medievalists rejoice!"
Category: Fiction

Jack Of Spies

Author : David Downing
ISBN : 9781616952693
Genre : Fiction
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Set on the eve of the First World War, across oceans and continents, steamliners and cross-country trains, David Downing’s complex and thrilling new espionage novel takes us all the way back to the dawn of that most fascinating of 20th century characters—the spy. It is 1913, and those who follow the news closely can see the world is teetering on the brink of war. Jack McColl, a Scottish car salesman with an uncanny ear for languages, has always hoped to make a job for himself as a spy. As his sales calls take him from city to great city—Hong Kong to Shanghai to San Francisco to New York—he moonlights collecting intelligence for His Majesty's Secret Service, but British espionage is in its infancy and Jack has nothing but a shoestring budget and the very tenuous protection of a boss in far-away London. He knows, though, that a geopolitical catastrophe is brewing, and now is both the moment to prove himself and the moment his country needs him most. Unfortunately, this is also the moment he begins to realize what his aspiration might cost him. He understands his life is at stake when activities in China suddenly escalate from innocent data-gathering and casual strolls along German military concessions to arrest warrants and knife attacks. Meanwhile, a sharp, vivacious American suffragette journalist has wiled her way deep into his affections, and it is not long before he realizes that her Irish-American family might be embroiled in the Irish Republican movement Jack's bosses are fighting against. How can he choose between his country and the woman he loves? And would he even be able to make such a choice without losing both?
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Author : Will Williams
ISBN : 9781847539205
Genre : Fiction
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Introduction A secret agent torn between his profession and family life especially when he found out the truth about both worlds which took his confidence beyond his imagination. Finally when he made his decision life became a very challenging place to be.
Category: Fiction