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A brotherhood of spies : the U-2 and the CIA's secret war, Monte Reel

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A brotherhood of spies : the U-2 and the CIA's secret war
Title
A brotherhood of spies
Title remainder
the U-2 and the CIA's secret war
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Monte Reel
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brotherhood of spies
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the U-2 and the CIAs secret war
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eng
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"On May 1, 1960, an American U-2 spy plane was shot down over the Soviet Union just weeks before a peace summit between the two nations. The CIA concocted a cover story for President Eisenhower to deliver, assuring him that no one could have survived a fall from that altitude. And even if pilot Francis Gary Powers had survived, he had been supplied with a poison pin with which to commit suicide. But against all odds, Powers emerged from the wreckage and was seized by the KGB. He confessed to espionage charges, revealing to the world that Eisenhower had just lied to the American people--and to the Soviet Premier. Infuriated, Nikita Khrushchev slammed the door on a rare opening in Cold War relations. In A Brotherhood of Spies, award-winning journalist Monte Reel reveals how the U-2 spy program, principally devised by four men working in secret, upended the Cold War and carved a new mission for the CIA. This secret fraternity, made up of Edwin Land, best known as the inventor of instant photography and the head of Polaroid Corporation; Kelly Johnson, a hard-charging taskmaster from Lockheed; Richard Bissell, the secretive and ambitious spymaster; and ace Air Force flyer Powers, set out to replace yesterday's fallible human spies with tomorrow's undetectable eye in the sky. Their clandestine successes and all-too-public failures make this brilliantly reported account a true-life thriller with the highest stakes and tragic repercussions" --
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Describes how a planned peace summit between the Nikita Khrushchev and President Eisenhower in 1960 was ruined after an American U-2 spy plane was shot down over the Soviet Union and the pilot was captured by the KGB
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contains biographical information
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327.1273047/09046
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index present
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non fiction
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adult
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the U-2 and the CIA's secret war
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A brotherhood of spies : the U-2 and the CIA's secret war, Monte Reel
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Includes bibliographical references and index
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volume
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nc
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rdacarrier
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text
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txt
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rdacontent
Control code
on1015258913
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
342 pages
Isbn
9780385540209
Lccn
2017053819
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unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
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(OCoLC)1015258913
Label
A brotherhood of spies : the U-2 and the CIA's secret war, Monte Reel
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
on1015258913
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
342 pages
Isbn
9780385540209
Lccn
2017053819
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)1015258913

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