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The Resource Spy pilot : Francis Gary Powers, the U-2 incident, and a controversial Cold War legacy, Francis Gary Powers Jr. and Keith Dunnavant ; foreword by Sergei Khrushchev

Spy pilot : Francis Gary Powers, the U-2 incident, and a controversial Cold War legacy, Francis Gary Powers Jr. and Keith Dunnavant ; foreword by Sergei Khrushchev

Label
Spy pilot : Francis Gary Powers, the U-2 incident, and a controversial Cold War legacy
Title
Spy pilot
Title remainder
Francis Gary Powers, the U-2 incident, and a controversial Cold War legacy
Statement of responsibility
Francis Gary Powers Jr. and Keith Dunnavant ; foreword by Sergei Khrushchev
Title variation
Francis Gary Powers, the U-2 incident, and a controversial Cold War legacy
Creator
Contributor
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"One of the most talked about events of the Cold War was the downing of the American U-2 spy plane piloted by Francis Gary Powers over the Soviet Union on May 1, 1960. The event was recently depicted in the Steven Spielberg movie Bridge of Spies. Powers was captured by the KGB, subjected to a televised show trial, and imprisoned, all of which created an international incident. Soviet authorities eventually released him in exchange for captured Soviet spy Rudolf Abel. On his return to the United States, Powers was exonerated of any wrongdoing while imprisoned in Russia, yet, due to bad press and the government's unwillingness to heartily defend Powers, a cloud of controversy lingered until his untimely death in 1977. Now his son, Francis Gary Powers Jr., founder of the Cold War Museum, and acclaimed historian Keith Dunnavant have written this new account of Powers's life based on personal files that had never been previously available. Delving into old audio tapes, letters his father wrote and received while imprisoned in the Soviet Union, the transcript of his father's debriefing by the CIA, other recently declassified documents about the U-2 program, and interviews with the spy pilot's contemporaries, Powers and Dunnavant set the record straight. The result is a fascinating piece of Cold War history. This is also a book about a son's journey to understand his father, pursuing justice and a measure of peace. Almost sixty years after the fact, this will be the definitive account of one of the most important events of the Cold War"--Dust jacket
Biography type
collective biography
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1965-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Powers, Francis Gary
Dewey number
  • 327.1273047092
  • B
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • plates
Index
index present
LC call number
DK266.3
LC item number
.P66 2019
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
  • Dunnavant, Keith
  • Khrushchev, Sergeĭ
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Powers, Francis Gary
  • Powers, Francis Gary
  • Powers family
  • United States
  • U-2 Incident, 1960
  • Prisoners of war
  • Air pilots, Military
  • Cold War
http://bibfra.me/vocab/relation/writerofforeword
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Label
Spy pilot : Francis Gary Powers, the U-2 incident, and a controversial Cold War legacy, Francis Gary Powers Jr. and Keith Dunnavant ; foreword by Sergei Khrushchev
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Bar code
  • 31223127674019
  • 31223127674027
Bibliography note
Includes biblographical references (pages 271-283) 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
Contents
The restless heart -- Open skies -- Mayday -- Repatriated -- Lost in a crowd -- Searching for the truth -- Voice from the grave -- The last echo -- Unfinished business
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
296 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9781633884687
Lccn
2018040315
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations (chiefly color)
System control number
(OCoLC)1033654330
Label
Spy pilot : Francis Gary Powers, the U-2 incident, and a controversial Cold War legacy, Francis Gary Powers Jr. and Keith Dunnavant ; foreword by Sergei Khrushchev
Publication
Copyright
Bar code
  • 31223127674019
  • 31223127674027
Bibliography note
Includes biblographical references (pages 271-283) 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
Contents
The restless heart -- Open skies -- Mayday -- Repatriated -- Lost in a crowd -- Searching for the truth -- Voice from the grave -- The last echo -- Unfinished business
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
296 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9781633884687
Lccn
2018040315
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations (chiefly color)
System control number
(OCoLC)1033654330

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