Book #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.