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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
"Based on newly available information, the son of famed U-2 pilot, Francis Gary Powers, presents the facts and dispels misinformation about the Cold War espionage program that his father was part of. 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 a cloud of controversy lingered until his untimely death in 1977. Now his son, Francis Gary Powers Jr., has written this new account of his father's life based on personal files that have never been previously available. Delving into old audio tapes, the transcript of his father's debriefing by the CIA, other recently declassified documents about the U-2 program, and interviews with his contemporaries, Powers sets the record straight. The result is a fascinating piece of Cold War history. Almost sixty years after the event, this will be the definitive account of a famous Cold War incident, one proving that Francis Gary Powers acted honorably through a trying ordeal in service to his country"--
Summary
Draws on newly declassified intelligence to dispel misinformation and share the facts about the Cold War espionage program in which the author's father honorably participated
Writing style
Assigning source
Provided by publisher
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RSMuROqFt1U
Biography type
collective biography
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10757314
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1965-
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Powers, Francis Gary
Dewey number
  • 327.1273047092
  • B
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
DK266.3
LC item number
.P66 2019
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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  • Dunnavant, Keith
  • Khrushchev, Sergeæi
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True
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  • Powers, Francis Gary
  • Powers, Francis Gary
  • Powers family
  • United States
  • Powers family
  • Powers, Francis Gary
  • United States
  • Cold War (1945-1989)
  • U-2 Incident (1960)
  • U-2 Incident, 1960
  • Prisoners of war
  • Air pilots, Military
  • Cold War
  • HISTORY / Military / Other
  • POLITICAL SCIENCE / Political Freedom & Security / Intelligence
  • BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY / Military
  • Air pilots, Military
  • Prisoners of war
  • Soviet Union
  • United States
Target audience
adult
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Francis Gary Powers, the U-2 incident, and a controversial Cold War legacy
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
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references 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 Francis -- Voice from the grave -- The last echo -- Unfinished business
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
296 pages
Isbn
9781633884687
Lccn
2018040315
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
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
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references 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 Francis -- Voice from the grave -- The last echo -- Unfinished business
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
296 pages
Isbn
9781633884687
Lccn
2018040315
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)1033654330

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