Operation Overflight

Author(s): Francis Gary Powers; Curt Gentry

Biography

The true story that inspired the feature film Bridge of Spies

In this new edition of his classic 1970 memoir about the notorious U-2 incident, pilot Francis Gary Powers reveals the full story of what actually happened in the most sensational espionage case in Cold War history. After surviving the shoot-down of his reconnaissance plane and his capture on May 1, 1960, Powers endured sixty-one days of rigorous interrogation by the KGB, a public trial, a conviction for espionage, and the start of a ten-year sentence. After nearly two years, the U.S. government obtained his release from prison in a dramatic exchange for convicted Soviet spy Rudolph Abel. The narrative is a tremendously exciting suspense story about a man who was labeled a traitor by many of his countrymen but who emerged a Cold War hero.

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General Fields

  • : 9781574884227
  • : Potomac Books, Incorporated
  • : Potomac Books, Incorporated
  • : December 2003
  • : .9 Inches X 6 Inches X 8.9 Inches
  • : books

Special Fields

  • : 973.921/092
  • : 973.921/092
  • : English
  • : English
  • : Paperback
  • : Paperback
  • : 344
  • : 344
  • : Francis Gary Powers; Curt Gentry
  • : Francis Gary Powers; Curt Gentry