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Abel The True Story of the Spy They Traded for Gary Powers by Vin Arthey
  

Abel The True Story of the Spy They Traded for Gary Powers

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From the most unlikely of beginnings in Newcastle, to Moscow, the streets of New York and back again this is an extraordinary tale of Cold War espionage and the true story behind the events depicted in Steven Spielberg's blockbuster Bridge of Spies. It reads as if it has come straight from the pages of a John le Carre novel.

Click here to read an exclusive interview with Vin Arthey by Mary Hogarth.

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Synopsis

Abel The True Story of the Spy They Traded for Gary Powers by Vin Arthey

On 10 February 1962, Gary Powers, the American pilot whose U2 spy plane was shot down in Soviet airspace, was released by his captors in exchange for one Colonel Rudolf Abel, aka Vilyam Fisher - one of the most extraordinary characters in the history of the Cold War.Born plain William Fisher at 140 Clara Street, Newcastle upon Tyne, this bona fide British grammar schoolboy was the child of revolutionary parents who had fled tsarist oppression in Russia. Retracing their steps, their son returned to his spiritual homeland, the newly formed Soviet Union, aged just eighteen. Willie became Vilyam and, narrowly escaping Stalin's purges, embarked on a mission to New York, where he ran the network that stole America's atomic secrets.In 1957, Willie's luck ran out and he was arrested and sentenced to thirty years in prison. Five years later, the USSR's regard for his talents was proven when they insisted on swapping him for the stricken Powers. Tracing Willie's tale

About the Author

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.

Click here to read an exclusive interview with Vin Arthey by Mary Hogarth.

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Book Info

Publication date

8th October 2015

Author

Vin Arthey

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Publisher

Biteback Publishing

Format

Paperback
256 pages

Categories

Biography / Autobiography
Books Behind TV & Film
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The Cold War
Social & cultural history
History of the Americas
20th century history: c 1900 to c 2000

ISBN

9781849549691

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