Abel: The True Story of the Spy they traded for Gary Powers

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The true story behind the events depicted in Steven Spielberg's blockbuster Bridge of Spies.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 ...

Abel: The True Story of the Spy they traded for Gary Powers 2015, Biteback Publishing, London

ISBN-13: 9781849549691

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