Die Hintergrundgeschichte zum großen Kinofilm „Bridge of Spies – Der Unterhändler“ Ostberlin 1962. An der Glienicker Brücke findet der Austausch zweier Topagenten statt. Verhandelt hat diese politische Sensation der New Yorker Anwalt James B. Donovan. In einem spektakulären Prozess bewahrte der Pflichtverteidiger den 1957 in den USA verhafteten sowjetischen Meisterspion Rudolf Abel vor dem Elektrischen Stuhl, da man ihn, so das Plädoyer, noch lebend brauche. Als ein U-2-Pilot über Russland abgeschossen wird, ist es so weit ...
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 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 the compelling and vividly recreated narrative.
This is a necessary and urgent read for anyone concerned about the United States' endless wars. Investigating multiple genres of popular culture alongside contemporary U.S. foreign policy and political economy, Imperial Benevolence shows that American popular culture continuously suppresses awareness of U.S. imperialism while assuming American exceptionalism and innocence. This is despite the fact that it is rarely a product of the state. Expertly coordinated essays by prominent historians and media scholars address the ways that movies and television series such as Zero Dark Thirty, The Avengers, and even The Walking Dead, as well as video games such as Call of Duty: Black Ops, have largely presented the United States as a global force for good. Popular culture, with few exceptions, has depicted the U.S. as a reluctant hegemon fiercely defending human rights and protecting or expanding democracy from the barbarians determined to destroy it.
This LOL book is part of a light, bubbly, romantic mystery series -- but can be read as a STAND ALONE. Annie Graceland’s got her hands full. There’s a jewel thief in the neighborhood, a new ghost in the house, and her cat, Theodore, has been acting incredibly strange lately… Theodore might look like a domesticated cat living a quiet life in a seaside village but he’s leading a double life working undercover as a secret agent for the Pet Intelligence Agency. When Theodore’s bejeweled cat food bowl is stolen, he is forced to use all his Double O Nine brains, brawn, and special gadgets to take on an international cartel of criminals. Will the evil masterminds and their minions win at last — or can Theodore save the day? Praise for the Cupcakes mysteries: “Catastic! …If humor is your thing, this is your book!” Jeannie Jackson “Hilarity ensues… What do cats do when we aren’t home? Well of course they fight crime and solve mysteries.” Jenny James “One part Ghost Whisperer, two parts Stephanie Plum, shake and stir and you have Annie Graceland!” USA Today Bestselling Author Dakota Cassidy CUPCAKES, SPIES, and DESPICABLE GUYS is also available as a Chapters Stories Interactive game. Grab this LOL book!
"Wenn es einen Klassiker der Spionageliteratur gibt, dann John le Carrés Der Spion, der aus der Kälte kam." Focus Der britische Agent Alec Leamas ist für Ostdeutschland zuständig. Undercover wechselt er die Seiten, um seine Informanten zu schützen. Zu spät erkennt er, dass er Spielball einer Intrige geworden ist. Als die Frau, die er liebt, in Gefahr gerät, kommt es zum dramatischen Showdown an der Berliner Mauer. Der Spion, der aus der Kälte kam begründete John le Carrés Weltruhm. Neuübersetzt von Sabine Roth.
The gripping first-hand account of the events that inspired the major film Bridge of Spies, starring Tom Hanks, by the man at the centre of them all - James B. Donovan. Also featuring a foreword by Jason Matthews. With the Cold War at its height, the capture and trial of Colonel Abel, the Soviets' most capable and effective spy, revealed the chilling depths of the KGB's penetration of the West. But when an American U-2 spy plane was shot down over Russia and its CIA pilot, Gary Powers, captured, both men's fates hung in the balance. With East and West staring each other down across the Iron Curtain the stakes couldn't have been higher. And at the heart of it all, from Abel's arrest to his exchange with Powers on Berlin's infamous 'Bridge of Spies', was James B. Donovan. Strangers on the Bridge is the only inside account of the greatest spy story of the era and a real-life espionage classic. Reviews of Strangers on a Bridge: 'Enthralling ... Engrossing ... Truly remarkable' New York Times 'As compelling as The Spy Who Came in from the Cold except it happens to be true' Life 'A top notch spy thriller' Time
Von Millionen Lesern sehnsüchtig erwartet – der neue große Roman vom preisgekrönten Autor des Weltbestsellers »Die Bücherdiebin«. Dies ist die Geschichte der fünf Dunbar-Brüder. Nach dem Tod der geliebten Mutter und dem Weggang ihres Vaters leben sie nach ihren ganz eigenen Regeln. Sie trauern, sie lieben, sie hassen, sie hoffen und sie suchen. Nach einem Weg, mit ihrer Vergangenheit klarzukommen, nach der Wahrheit und nach Vergebung. Schließlich ist es Clay – angetrieben von den Erinnerungen an ihren tragischen Verlust –, der beschließt, eine Brücke zu bauen. Eine Brücke, die Vergangenheit zu überwinden und so sich selbst und seine Familie zu retten. Dafür verlangt er sich alles ab, was er geben kann, und mehr: nichts weniger als ein Wunder.
From the author of New York Times bestseller The Tourist... It's August, 1948, three years after the Russians "liberated" the nation from German Occupation. But the Red Army still patrols the capital's rubble-strewn streets, and the ideals of the Revolution are but memories. Twenty-two-year-old Detective Emil Brod finally gets his chance to serve his country, investigating murder for the People's Militia. The first victim is a state songwriter, but the facts point to a political motive. Emil would like to investigate further, but his colleagues in Homicide are suspicious or silent: He is on his own in this new, dangerous world. The Bridge of Sighs launches a unique series of crime novels featuring a cast of characters in an ever-evolving landscape, the politically volatile terrain of Eastern Europe in the second half of the 20th century. The Bridge of Sighs is a 2004 Edgar Award Nominee for Best First Novel.
All the danger and intrigue of 14th-century England spring to life in this "compelling" (Publishers Weekly) series about the brave, incorruptible Abbess of Meaux. Abbess Hildegard may consider herself "just a nun with no useful skills or connections," yet her loyalty and intelligence have brought her to the attention of King Richard II himself—not the safest place to be, when the king has enemies on all sides. As Hildegard wrestles with her role as a spy in the parliament that is hastily gathering at Westminster, Cassandra Clark's A Parliament of Spies shows us the human side of history, giving readers new reason to follow Publishers Weekly's rallying cry: "Medievalists rejoice!"
From the New York Times bestselling author of Leaving the World comes a tragic love story set in Cold War Berlin. Thomas Nesbitt is a divorced writer in the midst of a rueful middle age. Living a very private life in Maine, in touch only with his daughter and still trying to recover from the end of a long marriage, his solitude is disrupted one wintry morning by the arrival of a box that is postmarked Berlin. The name on the box—Dussmann—unsettles him completely, for it belongs to the woman with whom he had an intense love affair twenty-six years ago in Berlin at a time when the city was cleaved in two and personal and political allegiances were frequently haunted by the deep shadows of the Cold War. Refusing initially to confront what he might find in that box, Thomas nevertheless is forced to grapple with a past he has never discussed with any living person and in the process relive those months in Berlin when he discovered, for the first and only time in his life, the full, extraordinary force of true love. But Petra Dussmann, the woman to whom he lost his heart, was not just a refugee from a police state, but also someone who lived with an ongoing sorrow that gradually rewrote both their destinies. A love story of great epic sweep and immense emotional power, The Moment explores why and how we fall in love—and the way we project on to others that which our hearts so desperately seek.
What happens when Fidel dies? Cuba explodes. Political turmoil engulfs Cuba. As the Castros' rendezvous with mortality finally arrives, FBI Agent Nick Castillo is swept up in a maelstrom of espionage, intrigue and guerrilla war. Amazon Kindle Bestselling author James Bruno delivers another knockout thriller! Cuba roils with political unrest as Fidel and Raul Castro sink deeper into dementia and failing health. In a desperate ploy to save the communist regime, sultry Cuban spymaster Larisa Montilla takes on the CIA in a tit-for-tat shadow war of assassination. As the bodies pile up, FBI Agent Nick Castillo defies orders and travels clandestinely to Havana. Nick gets more than he bargained for, falling into a trap set by Montilla, Fidel's heir to power. But Montilla's leverage over Nick is matched by his discovery of a deep secret in her past, leading to a war of wits. Nick returns to ferret out a web of spies deep inside the U.S. government which Havana has patiently built up over the years -- traitors who are hemorrhaging official secrets. But he must navigate a wilderness of mirrors that leads him to an assassination plot against the Castros' No. 1 enemy - the President of the United States. Steeped in the world of government secrets, with service in Cuba and Gitmo, the author makes you feel like you've been cleared into a Top Secret program, confident that you have the inside information.
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 turned his father into a Cold War icon.. 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. 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.
Ein verheerender Bombenanschlag des IS im Pariser Marais-Viertel zwingt Gabriel Allon ein letztes Mal ins Feld: Anstatt seinen Posten als Chef des israelischen Geheimdienstes anzutreten, hilft der legendäre Agent den französischen Behörden, den Drahtzieher des blutigen Terroraktes zu suchen. Außer dessen Namen - Saladin - weiß man nichts über ihn. Allon sieht die einzige Möglichkeit an ihn heranzukommen darin, jemanden in das Terrornetzwerk des IS einzuschleusen. Eine junge Ärztin scheint die perfekte Rekrutin für das gefährliche Unterfangen zu sein ... "‚Die Attentäterin‘ zeigt Daniel Silva in gewohnter Form. 80 kurze Kapitel voll überraschender Wendungen und rasanter Action bieten spannende Lektüre von der ersten bis zur letzten Seite." dpa "Realistischer und aktueller geht es nicht." Landeszeitung für die Lüneburger Heide "Routiniert entwickelt der Bestsellerautor realistische Figuren, deren radikale Denkmuster er glaubhaft wie hautnah vermitteln kann, und steigert die Spannung bis zum dramatischen Finale. Da bleibt nur zu hoffen, dass seine fiktionale Terrorszenarien niemals Realität werden und verdammt gute Unterhaltungsliteratur bleiben." Kulturnews "Mich hat sowohl das Personal überzeugt als auch die Handlung. Alle Figuren sind für mich stimmig, sie interagieren überzeugend und haben mich von Anfang an in ihren Bann gezogen. Genauso die Handlung, die zwar mutig ist, aber ich kann mir trotzdem vorstellen, dass sie (fast) genau so real passieren kann." Krimimimi "Von den tatsächlichen Ereignissen beim Schreiben überholt, zeigt der US-Amerikaner einmal mehr, wie nahe er in seinen Büchern der Wirklichkeit kommt. Packend spiegelt ‚Die Attentäterin‘ die komplexen Welten von Geheimdiensten, Spionen und einem global agierenden Terrornetzwerk wider und zeichnet sich dabei neben fundierter Recherche durch facettenreiche Figuren aus, die die Motive aller Charaktere nachvollziehbar machen." Krimi-Tipp "Personen, Dialoge und Handlungen wirken komplett authentisch - und das ist man von Daniel Silva so gewohnt. Auf manchen Büchern steht nur Thriller drauf - hier ist Spannung auch wirklich drin." Krimi-Couch.de "Daniel Silva bestätigt seinen Ruf als einer der führenden Autoren von Agententhrillern. Die Seiten blättern sich, wie von selbst." - New York Journal of Books "Ein literarisches Pulverfass” - The Huffington Post

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