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Read & Download Bridge of Spies: A True Story of the Cold War · PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook ß ❆ Bridge of Spies: A True Story of the Cold War kindle Epub ❤ Author Giles Whittell – Feedmarkformulate.co.uk Just who were the three men the Soviet and American superpowers exchanged on Ican who was captured when his spy plane was shot down and Frederic Pryor a young American Bridge of PDF or doctor mistakenly identified as a spy The men in this three way political swap had been drawn into the nadir of the Cold War by duty and curiosity. This factual book is both informative and an excellent read albeit reuiring continuous attention to the plotThe events depicted took place at a time when in my pre teen years the prospect of nuclear war loomed large The Cold War is history for many readers but the sense of foreboding at the time is a vivid memory in my mindThis book provides both an analysis of the backgrounds of the three individuals involved in the Bridge and Checkpoint Charlie exchanges in Berlin in 1962 as well as the political and military context in the US and USSR in the years leading up to the eventThere are also fleeting references to the business interests that benefited from the lost opportunities from a detente that might have been possible in the absence of the U2 incident The author chooses not to promote any conspiracy theory on the part of the military business lobby rather to conclude on bungled management of the operation for the shooting down of the spy plane over Soviet territoryThe author Giles Whittell demonstrates that the U2 programme provided clear evidence of the lack of effective nuclear capability in Russia at the time and conseuently the lack of any real gap in US capability in the late fifties and early sixties Yet there were parties interested in promoting the fiction of a missile gap in the US at the time including John F Kennedy His analysis supports a case that this misperception was a factor in the missile build up in both countries over the following 30 yearsWhittell also provides an insight into the individuals involved in the largely ineffectual Russian spying programmes in the US and the successful reconnaissance missions undertaken by the U2 pilots in the limited time that had immunity from the ranges of Russian fighters and missiles There is also detailed insight into the personalities behind and the process by which an exchange of the U2 pilot Gary Powers and William Fisher Rudolf Abel the Russian spy was engineeredI haven't seen the film of the same name but will now be interested to see how much it corresponds with the book

Bridge of Spies A True Story of the Cold WarIcan who was captured when his spy plane was shot down and Frederic Pryor a young American Bridge of PDF or doctor mistakenly identified as a spy The men in this three way political swap had been drawn into the nadir of the Cold War by duty and curiosity. This factual book is both informative and an excellent read albeit reuiring continuous attention to the plotThe events depicted took place at a time when in my pre teen years the prospect of nuclear war loomed large The Cold War is history for many readers but the sense of foreboding at the time is a vivid memory in my mindThis book provides both an analysis of the backgrounds of the three individuals involved in the Bridge and Checkpoint Charlie exchanges in Berlin in 1962 as well as the political and military context in the US and USSR in the years leading up to the eventThere are also fleeting references to the business interests that benefited from the lost opportunities from a detente that might have been possible in the absence of the U2 incident The author chooses not to promote any conspiracy theory on the part of the military business lobby rather to conclude on bungled management of the operation for the shooting down of the spy plane over Soviet territoryThe author Giles Whittell demonstrates that the U2 programme provided clear evidence of the lack of effective nuclear capability in Russia at the time and conseuently the lack of any real gap in US capability in the late fifties and early sixties Yet there were parties interested in promoting the fiction of a missile gap in the US at the time including John F Kennedy His analysis supports a case that this misperception was a factor in the missile build up in both countries over the following 30 yearsWhittell also provides an insight into the individuals involved in the largely ineffectual Russian spying programmes in the US and the successful reconnaissance missions undertaken by the U2 pilots in the limited time that had immunity from the ranges of Russian fighters and missiles There is also detailed insight into the personalities behind and the process by which an exchange of the U2 pilot Gary Powers and William Fisher Rudolf Abel the Russian spy was engineeredI haven't seen the film of the same name but will now be interested to see how much it corresponds with the book

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Bridge of Spies: A True Story of the Cold War ↠ Just who Spies A Kindle #214 were the three men the Soviet and American superpowers exchanged on Berlin's Glienicke Bridge on FebruaryBridge of Spies is the true story of those men Rudolf Abel a Soviet Spy who was a master of disguise Gary Powers an Amer. One has to keep reminding oneself that this book is based significantly events that actually happened It's written as if a work of fiction with a golden plot and a perfectly pitched narrative arc but it is the detail that astounds I was particularly impressed with how much concern was poured into secondary characters this really brought to life the whole plot for me and then to top and tail the story with the frustrated Von Brooke scooping the world's press is just geniusAnyone who's read the fiction about the Cold War and spying will get a huge amount from this authoritative account of the period and the true nature of spying and the frailty of the characters involvedMasterful research in a beautifully written book Read ´ PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook Î Giles Whittell

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Giles Whittell Î 0 Read & Download And the same tragicomedy of errors that induced Khrushchev to send missiles to Castro They were rescued against daunting odds by fate and by of Spies A True Story Kindle their families and then all but forgotten This is their of Spies A PDF #205 story. I really enjoyed this book very much The story was of a Soviet spy a young student and a spy plane pilot The story started with the three individuals following their separate courses and eventually becoming intertwined in a major international incidentHaving been born in 1954 I was too young at the time to appreciate the significance of the events unfolding in the early sixties but having developed an interest in military and espionage history I did become aware of the story but not the full facts Until I read this book I was familiar only with Gary Powers' part of the story Since then I have seen the Hollywood version and I found it very atmospheric and true to the book Obviously there was some dramatic license to be expected but it wasn't intrusiveI would be happy to read this book again as I enjoyed it so muchHighly recommended