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Donovan, James B. (James Britt) 1916-1970

Overview
Works: 44 works in 159 publications in 10 languages and 4,832 library holdings
Genres: Trials, litigation, etc  Catalogs  History  Manuscripts 
Roles: Author
Classifications: UB271.R92, 327.1
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Strangers on a bridge; the case of Colonel Abel by James B Donovan( Book )

25 editions published between 1964 and 2015 in 3 languages and held by 968 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The trial of Soviet espionage agent, Rudolf Abel, that ended in his exchange for U-2 pilot, Francis Gary Powers
Der Fall des Oberst Abel by James B Donovan( Book )

22 editions published between 1964 and 2017 in 7 languages and held by 61 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Originally published in 1964, this is the "enthralling...truly remarkable" (The New York Times Book Review) insider account of the Cold War spy exchange that is now the subject of the major motion picture Bridge of Spies by Steven Spielberg starring Tom Hanks--with a new foreword by Jason Matthews, New York Times bestselling author of Red Sparrow and Palace of Treason. In the early morning of February 10, 1962, James B. Donovan began his walk toward the center of the Glienicke Bridge, the famous "Bridge of Spies" which then linked West Berlin to East. With him, walked Rudolf Ivanovich Abel, master spy and for years the chief of Soviet espionage in the United States. Approaching them from the other side, under equally heavy guard, was Francis Gary Powers, the American U-2 spy plane pilot famously shot down by the Soviets, whose exchange for Abel Donovan had negotiated. These were the strangers on a bridge, men of East and West, representatives of two opposed worlds meeting in a moment of high drama. Abel was the most gifted, the most mysterious, the most effective spy in his time. His trial, which began in a Brooklyn United States District Court and ended in the Supreme Court of the United States, chillingly revealed the methods and successes of Soviet espionage. No one was better equipped to tell the whole absorbing history than James B. Donovan, who was appointed to defend one of his country's enemies and did so with scrupulous skill. In Strangers on a Bridge, the lead prosecutor in the Nuremburg Trials offers a clear-eyed and fast-paced memoir that is part procedural drama, part dark character study and reads like a noirish espionage thriller. From the first interview with Abel to the exchange on the bridge in Berlin--and featuring unseen photographs of Donovan and Abel as well as trial notes and sketches drawn from Abel's prison cell--here is an important historical narrative that is "as fascinating as it is exciting" (The Houston Chronicle)
Strangers on a bridge : the case of Colonel Abel by James B Donovan( )

4 editions published in 2015 in English and held by 37 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Originally published in 1964, this is the "enthralling ... truly remarkable" (The New York Times Book Review) insider account of the Cold War spy exchange that is now the subject of the major motion picture Bridge of Spies by Steven Spielberg starring Tom Hankś??with a new foreword by Jason Matthews, New York Times bestselling author of Red Sparrow and Palace of Treason. In the early morning of February 10, 1962, James B. Donovan began his walk toward the center of the Glienicke Bridge, the famous "Bridge of Spies" which then linked West Berlin to East. With him, walked Rudolf Ivanovich Abel, master spy and for years the chief of Soviet espionage in the United States. Approaching them from the other side, under equally heavy guard, was Francis Gary Powers, the American U-2 spy plane pilot famously shot down by the Soviets, whose exchange for Abel Donovan had negotiated. These were the strangers on a bridge, men of East and West, representatives of two opposed worlds meeting in a moment of high drama. Abel was the most gifted, the most mysterious, the most effective spy in his time. His trial, which began in a Brooklyn United States District Court and ended in the Supreme Court of the United States, chillingly revealed the methods and successes of Soviet espionage. No one was better equipped to tell the whole absorbing history than James B. Donovan, who was appointed to defend one of his country's enemies and did so with scrupulous skill. In Strangers on a Bridge, the lead prosecutor in the Nuremburg Trials offers a clear-eyed and fast-paced memoir that is part procedural drama, part dark character study and reads like a noirish espionage thriller. From the first interview with Abel to the exchange on the bridge in Berliń??and featuring unseen photographs of Donovan and Abel as well as trial notes and sketches drawn from Abel's prison celĺ??here is an important historical narrative that is "as fascinating as it is exciting" (The Houston Chronicle)
L'affaire Abel by James B Donovan( Book )

7 editions published between 1960 and 2015 in French and held by 29 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Il caso del colonnello Abel by James B Donovan( Book )

1 edition published in 1968 in Italian and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Strangers on a bridge : der Fall des Oberst Abel by James B Donovan( Book )

2 editions published in 2015 in German and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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. Dokumentarischer Thriller nach einer wahren Begebenheit, 2015 verfilmt von Steven Spielberg
Die lachenden Pferde by James B Donovan( Book )

1 edition published in 1965 in German and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Challenges; reflections of a lawyer-at-large by James B Donovan( Book )

2 editions published in 1967 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Anyone who thinks of the practice of law as a musty succession of writs and torts, punctuated by dreary hours in court, will do well to come face to face with the prismatic career of James B. Donovan. A skilled advocate, he has effectively channeled his talents into many byways of contemporary life. After war duty as a line officer in the Navy and general counsel for the OSS, he served as associate prosecutor at the principal Nuremberg trial. In 1957 he represented Rudolf Ivanovich Abel, charged with espionage against the United States, and later negotiated Abel's release in exchange for Francis Gary Powers and Frederic L. Pryor. This entire story was told by Donovan in his noted book Strangers on a Bridge. After the Bay of Pigs fiasco, he obtained the release of 9700 Cuban and American prisoners. Of his many civic achievements, his influence as President of the New York City School Board has been felt most keenly around the nation. This collection of Donovan's speeches, with introductory notes, provides dramatic sidelights on these assignments, along with other fascinating subjects, such as the privilege of defending unpopular persons and causes, the need for active economic development of Latin America rather than passive fear of communism, the problems of integrating our public schools, the strengthening of our intelligence system (including an impassioned defense of C.I.A. activities), and legal aspects of scientific experiments, including the use of human guinea pigs"--Unedited summary from book jacket
Strangers on a bridge; the case of Colonel Abel. Foreword by Charles S. Desmond by James B Donovan( Book )

1 edition published in 1965 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

English & American first editions : Shakespeare, Byron, Meredith ... sets of standard authors in fine bindings, fore-edge paintings, fine books( Book )

1 edition published in 1971 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

<> by James B Donovan( Book )

1 edition published in 1968 in Hebrew and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

A life in law by James B Donovan( Book )

1 edition published in 1966 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Strangers on a bridge : the case of Colonel (Rudolph Ivanovich) Abel by James B Donovan( Book )

1 edition published in 1964 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Il caso del colonnello Abel by James B Donovan( Book )

1 edition published in 1970 in Italian and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Rosso by James B Donovan( Book )

1 edition published in 2011 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Die lachenden Pferde (The laughing horses, dt.-Übers. v. Hildegard v. Radzibor u. Cyrill v. Radzibor 1. Aufl.) by James B Donovan( Book )

1 edition published in 1965 in Undetermined and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Memories of one book collector. Delivered at the annual dinner of the Antiquarian Booksellers Association in New York City on October 14, 1969 by James B Donovan( Book )

1 edition published in 1970 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

James B. Donovan papers by James B Donovan( )

in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Correspondence, reports, memoranda, studies, drafts of book manuscripts, scrapbooks, notes, photographs, and printed matter, relating to the United States Office of Scientific Research and Development and the Office of Strategic Services during World War II, the Nuremberg war crime trials, the Rudolf Abel-Gary Powers spy exchange, the Cuban prisoner exchange following the Bay of Pigs landing, and the New York City Board of Education
[Letter, 1669 Dec. 31, from Charles II, Whitehall, to James Rodd, Devon] by England and Wales( )

1 edition published in 1669 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Gives royal license to James Rodd, High Sheriff of Devon, to reside in Exeter during his "sherivalty."
 
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