The dramatic events behind the film Bridge of Spies.
Bridge of Spies is a gripping, entertaining, hair-raising and comical story, which moves effortlessly from the hardware of high-flying planes and new missiles to the geopolitics of the nuclear stand-off and through the poignant personal stories of its central protagonists: Powers, the all-American hero, blacklisted for not having killed himself on his descent to earth; a KGB spy who has spent aimless and lonely years achieving nothing in the US; and the opposing leaders Khrushchev and Eisenhower, both trapped in a spiral of confrontation neither wants.
Telling the true story that inspired Le Carre's famous scene, Bridge of Spies is a brilliant take on the absurdity and heroism of the Cold War days that will appeal to a new generation of readers unfamiliar with the history but drawn in by the compelling and vividly recreated narrative.
- Format: Paperback
- Pages: 304 pages, 1 x 8pp b-w
- Publisher: Simon & Schuster Ltd
- Publication Date: 05/01/2012
- Category: Postwar 20th century history, from c 1945 to c 2000
- ISBN: 9781849833271