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Bridge of Spies

Telling the true story that inspired Le Carré'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 ...

Author: Giles Whittell

Publisher: Simon & Schuster UK

ISBN: 9781849833271

Category: History

Page: 304

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Capital of Spies

The emergence of the Allied military liaison missions in Potsdam Glienicke Bridge extends over the Havel River and connects the cities of Berlin and Potsdam. It became known as the 'Bridge of Spies' during the Cold War.

Author: Sven Felix Kellerhoff

Publisher: Casemate

ISBN: 1636240011

Category: Political Science

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For almost half a century, the hottest front in the Cold War was right across Berlin. From summer 1945 until 1990, the secret services of NATO and the Warsaw Pact fought an ongoing duel in the dark. Throughout the Cold War, espionage was part of everyday life in both East and West Berlin, with German spies playing a crucial part of operations on both sides: Erich Mielke's Stasi and Reinhard Gehlen's Federal Intelligence Service, for example. The construction of the wall in 1961 changed the political situation and the environment for espionage—the invisible front was now concreted and unmistakable. But the fundamentals had not changed: Berlin was and would remain the capital of spies until the fall of the Berlin Wall, a fact which makes it all the more surprising that there are hardly any books about the work of the secret services in Berlin during the Cold War. Journalist Sven Felix Kellerhoff and historian Bernd von Kostka describe the spectacular successes and failures of the various secret services based in the city.

Cold War Spy Stories from Eastern Europe

Bridge of Spies—Production Notes.” 2015. DreamWorks Animation LLC, Storyteller Distribution Co. LLC. /bridge-of-spies#production_notes. Calia, Michael. 2015. “Steven Spielberg Remembers the Cold War ...

Author: Valentina Glajar

Publisher: U of Nebraska Press

ISBN: 1640122001

Category: Performing Arts

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During the Cold War, stories of espionage became popular on both sides of the Iron Curtain, capturing the imagination of readers and filmgoers alike as secret police quietly engaged in surveillance under the shroud of impenetrable secrecy. And curiously, in the post–Cold War period there are no signs of this enthusiasm diminishing. The opening of secret police archives in many Eastern European countries has provided the opportunity to excavate and narrate for the first time forgotten spy stories. Cold War Spy Stories from Eastern Europe brings together a wide range of accounts compiled from the East German Stasi, the Romanian Securitate, and the Ukrainian KGB files. The stories are a complex amalgam of fact and fiction, history and imagination, past and present. These stories of collusion and complicity, betrayal and treason, right and wrong, and good and evil cast surprising new light on the question of Cold War certainties and divides.

LIFE Inside the World of Spies

DPA/AFP/GETTY BERLIN'S GLIENICKE BRIDGE, pictured here in 1962, just after the exchange of U.S. spy-plane pilot Francis Gary Powers with Soviet spy Rudolf Abel. The exchange was the inspiration for the 2015 Steven Spielberg film Bridge ...

Author: Life Magazine Editors

Publisher: Time Home Entertainment

ISBN: 1683301889

Category: History

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The truth about espionage goes much deeper than the Bond types that fill our big screen. Mary Queen of Scots, the Man in the Iron Mask, Mata Hari, the Enigma machine, the CIA, Watergate, and WikiLeaks: Spies and spying have rewritten human history and now affect how we all live. With sections on codes and cryptography, moles and double agents, wiretapping, detectives, and even the age-old art of seduction, this fascinating book reveals the true stories of the bold spies who-whether motivated by patriotism, greed, or a love of adventure-risked everything. Rare and remarkable photos from the archives of LIFE magazine, plus illuminating text, make this a compelling read for anyone with an interest in the practiced-and powerful-art of deception.

The Spy s Son

The True Story of the Highest-Ranking CIA Officer Ever Convicted of Espionage and the Son He Trained to Spy for Russia ... The scene looked eerily similar to Cold War swaps on Berlin's Glienicke Bridge, known as the “Bridge of Spies.

Author: Bryan Denson

Publisher: Open Road + Grove/Atlantic

ISBN: 0802191312

Category: True Crime

Page: 368

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The true account of the Nicholsons, the father and son who sold national secrets to Russia. “One of the strangest spy stories in American history” (Robert Lindsey, author of The Falcon and the Snowman). Investigative reporter and Pulitzer Prize–finalist Bryan Denson tells the riveting story of the father and son co-conspirators who betrayed the United States. Jim Nicholson was one of the CIA’s top veteran case officers. By day, he taught spycraft at the CIA’s clandestine training center, The Farm. By night, he was a minivan-driving single father racing home to have dinner with his kids. But Nicholson led a double life. For more than two years, he had met covertly with agents of Russia’s foreign intelligence service and turned over troves of classified documents. In 1997, Nicholson became the highest-ranking CIA officer ever convicted of espionage. But his duplicity didn’t stop there. While behind the bars of a federal prison, the former mole systematically groomed the one person he trusted most to serve as his stand-in: his youngest son, Nathan. When asked to smuggle messages out of prison to Russian contacts, Nathan saw an opportunity to be heroic and to make his father proud. “Filled with fascinating details of the cloak-and-dagger techniques of KGB and CIA operatives, double agents, and spy catchers . . . A poignant and painful tale of family love, loyalty, manipulation and betrayal.” —The Oregonian


'THE BRIDGE OF SPIES' On Monday 19 August 1957, James B. Donovan received a telephone message from the Brooklyn Bar Association. Would he defend Rudolf Ivanovich Abel, the socalled 'master spy' arrested two months earlier and accused of ...

Author: Vin Arthey

Publisher: Biteback Publishing

ISBN: 1785900188

Category: True Crime

Page: 272

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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 oppression in Russia. Retracing their steps, their son returned to his spiritual homeland, the newly formed Soviet Union, aged just eighteen. Willie became Vilyam and, narrowly escaping Stalin's purges, embarked on a mission to New York, where he ran the network that stole America's atomic secrets. In 1957, Willie's luck ran out and he was arrested and sentenced to thirty years in prison. Five years later, the USSR's regard for his talents was proven when they insisted on swapping him for the stricken Powers. Tracing Willie's tale from the most unlikely of beginnings in Newcastle, to Moscow, the streets of New York and back again,Abelis a singular and absorbing true story of Cold War espionage to rival anything in fiction.

Ghosts murder mayhem a Chronicle of Santa Fe

BRIDGE. OF. SPIES. I he Delgado Street Bridge is a very narrow two-way span that has no sidewalks. It crosses the Santa Fe River ... According to Santa Fe lore, this data was handed off from spy to spy under the Delgado Street Bridge.

Author: Allan Pacheco

Publisher: Sunstone Press

ISBN: 0865344108

Category: History

Page: 227

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If you like to have fun, this tabloid-like investigation of some of Santa Fe, New Mexico's most extraordinary events is for you. Here are "beyond belief" stories of the present and the days of yore that picture many compelling, serious and humorous events that have woven themselves into Santa Fe's colorful history. Many myths and facts are explored, and many bubbles are burst: Billy The Kid, Russian spies, hauntings, UFOs, the Santa Fe Trail, to name a few. This eccentric Santa Fe guide is full of sensationalism, revulsion, truths, lies and pleasant distractions. Written in a "Noir" fashion, the book mixes humor with hard-boiled memorable moments that could only happen in Santa Fe, The City Different. ALLAN PACHECO is a native Santa Fean who has a B.A. degree and has attended Law School. He has many patents (auto tool) and for years was primarily involved in international manufacturing and trade. Allan's love for Santa Fe knows no bounds. Perhaps it's in his DNA since his ancestors were Spanish Conquistadors who helped found the city.

Celebrity Accents and Public Identity Construction

Mark Rylance: From Bridge of Spies to BFG. BBC News. 26 November. McLean, Craig. 2016. Sting Interview: 'Us Musicians Get Paid Extravagant Amounts of Money'. Telegraph.

Author: Emilia Di Martino

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1000022404

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

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Geordie Stylizations is a short-focused research work which builds on the renovated interest on the nexus between accent-identity-prestige-prejudice, offering an analysis of celebrities' use of the Geordie variety in a series of public performances as a reflection instrument for scholars, but also for neophyte readers with an interest in Sociolinguistics, Pragmatics, Celebrity Studies, Cultural Studies, Anthropology, Sociology and Gender Studies. Of interest are the individual instances of Geordieness performed on specific occasions, i.e. the ways in which people construct their unique and constantly evolving language repertoires sometimes appropriating some, other times distancing themselves from, linguistic traits that would characterize them as members of specific communities in other people's perceptions. The material investigated is provided by the artistic world: engaging with the arts and culture, and in particular with music, is not just a solitary event, but also a participatory one which many people feel is worthwhile sharing through ordinary conversation and interaction via social networks every day.