Strangers on a Bridge

Strangers on a Bridge

The Case of Colonel Abel and Francis Gary Powers

Paperback464pp Illustrated210x140mm

9781501118784     Product Code: 506923

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On 10 February 1962, on Glienicke Bridge between East Germany and West Berlin, the American U-2 pilot Francis Gary Powers was exchanged for Rudolf Abel, Soviet head of espionage in the USA. James Donovan was the American lawyer who defended Abel in court and negotiated his release to the USSR and the return of Powers. First published in 1964, this is the first-hand, inside story of a tense episode at the height of the Cold War. Felt-tip mark on lower trimmed edge and slightly off-mint.

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