Bridge of Spies: A True Story of the Cold War

b003f3pkw2-01-lBook #17: Bridge of Spies: A True Story of the Cold War, Giles Whittell

On a cold February day in 1962, 3 men and their respective delegations met on a bridge in Berlin to conduct a spy swap.  A Soviet spy was caught in the United States.  An American pilot of a spy plane mysteriously went down over Russia.  And a young American PhD student was in the wrong place at the wrong time and mistaken for a spy.  In this book Giles Whittell weaves together the stories of these men culminating in the covert exchange that re-patriated these men.  It is a fascinating narrative describing the events and politics of the Cold War.

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