skip to content
Abel : the true story of the spy they traded for Gary Powers Preview this item
ClosePreview this item
Checking...

Abel : the true story of the spy they traded for Gary Powers

Author: Vin Arthey
Publisher: London : Biteback Publishing, 2015.
Series: Dialogue espionage classics.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
Summary:
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  Read more...
Rating:

(not yet rated) 0 with reviews - Be the first.

Subjects
More like this

Find a copy in the library

&AllPage.SpinnerRetrieving; Finding libraries that hold this item...

Details

Genre/Form: Biographies
Biography
History
Named Person: Rudolf Abel; Rudolf Abel
Material Type: Biography, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Vin Arthey
ISBN: 9781849549691 1849549699
OCLC Number: 934398397
Notes: "First published as The Kremlin's Geordie spy in Great Britain in 2010"--Colophon.
Description: xxii, 245 pages : illustrations ; 20 cm.
Contents: Machine generated contents note: 1. German-Russian beginnings --
2. Newcastle upon Tyne --
3. Gun-running --
4. To the coast --
5. Return to Russia --
6. Recruitment --
7. Scandinavian mission --
8. Home again --
Moscow and London --
9. The Great Purge --
10. Special tasks --
11. Training for a new assignment --
12. First US missions --
13. Undercover artist --
14. Testing times --
15. Trial --
16. Exchange of prisoners --
17. An unquiet death.
Series Title: Dialogue espionage classics.
Other Titles: Kremlin's Geordie spy
Responsibility: Vin Arthey.
More information:

Abstract:

An extraordinary, true life tale of the Cold War that could have come straight from the pages of a John le Carre novel.  Read more...

Reviews

User-contributed reviews
Retrieving GoodReads reviews...
Retrieving DOGObooks reviews...

Tags

Be the first.
Confirm this request

You may have already requested this item. Please select Ok if you would like to proceed with this request anyway.

Linked Data


Primary Entity

<http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/934398397> # Abel : the true story of the spy they traded for Gary Powers
    a schema:CreativeWork, schema:Book ;
    library:oclcnum "934398397" ;
    library:placeOfPublication <http://id.loc.gov/vocabulary/countries/enk> ;
    schema:about <http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/2824883903#Place/england_newcastle_upon_tyne> ; # England--Newcastle upon Tyne.
    schema:about <http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/2824883903#Topic/espionage_soviet> ; # Espionage, Soviet
    schema:about <http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/2824883903#Topic/spies> ; # Spies
    schema:about <http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/2824883903#Topic/children_of_immigrants> ; # Children of immigrants
    schema:about <http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/2824883903#Place/soviet_union> ; # Soviet Union.
    schema:about <http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/2824883903#Place/new_york_state_new_york> ; # New York (State)--New York.
    schema:about <http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/2824883903#Topic/children_of_immigrants_england_newcastle_upon_tyne> ; # Children of immigrants--England--Newcastle upon Tyne
    schema:about <http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/2824883903#Topic/spies_great_britain> ; # Spies--Great Britain
    schema:about <http://dewey.info/class/327.12092/e23/> ;
    schema:about <http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/2824883903#Place/great_britain> ; # Great Britain.
    schema:about <http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/2824883903#Topic/espionage_soviet_new_york_state_new_york_history_20th_century> ; # Espionage, Soviet--New York (State)--New York--History--20th century
    schema:about <http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/2824883903#Person/abel_rudolf_1903_1971> ; # Rudolf Abel
    schema:about <http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/2824883903#Event/1900_1999> ; # 1900-1999
    schema:about <http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/2824883903#Topic/spies_soviet_union> ; # Spies--Soviet Union
    schema:author <http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/2824883903#Person/arthey_vin> ; # Vin Arthey
    schema:bookFormat bgn:PrintBook ;
    schema:datePublished "2015" ;
    schema:description "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, Abel is a singular and absorbing true story of Cold War espionage to rival anything in fiction --"@en ;
    schema:description "Machine generated contents note: 1. German-Russian beginnings -- 2. Newcastle upon Tyne -- 3. Gun-running -- 4. To the coast -- 5. Return to Russia -- 6. Recruitment -- 7. Scandinavian mission -- 8. Home again -- Moscow and London -- 9. The Great Purge -- 10. Special tasks -- 11. Training for a new assignment -- 12. First US missions -- 13. Undercover artist -- 14. Testing times -- 15. Trial -- 16. Exchange of prisoners -- 17. An unquiet death."@en ;
    schema:exampleOfWork <http://worldcat.org/entity/work/id/2824883903> ; # Kremlin's Geordie spy
    schema:genre "Biography"@en ;
    schema:genre "Biographies"@en ;
    schema:genre "History"@en ;
    schema:inLanguage "en" ;
    schema:isPartOf <http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/2824883903#Series/dialogue_espionage_classics> ; # Dialogue espionage classics.
    schema:name "Abel : the true story of the spy they traded for Gary Powers"@en ;
    schema:productID "934398397" ;
    schema:url <http://catdir.loc.gov/catdir/enhancements/fy1605/2015463129-t.html> ;
    schema:url <http://catdir.loc.gov/catdir/enhancements/fy1605/2015463129-s.html> ;
    schema:workExample <http://worldcat.org/isbn/9781849549691> ;
    wdrs:describedby <http://www.worldcat.org/title/-/oclc/934398397> ;
    .


Related Entities

<http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/2824883903#Person/abel_rudolf_1903_1971> # Rudolf Abel
    a schema:Person ;
    schema:birthDate "1903" ;
    schema:deathDate "1971" ;
    schema:familyName "Abel" ;
    schema:givenName "Rudolf" ;
    schema:name "Rudolf Abel" ;
    .

<http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/2824883903#Person/arthey_vin> # Vin Arthey
    a schema:Person ;
    schema:familyName "Arthey" ;
    schema:givenName "Vin" ;
    schema:name "Vin Arthey" ;
    .

<http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/2824883903#Place/england_newcastle_upon_tyne> # England--Newcastle upon Tyne.
    a schema:Place ;
    schema:name "England--Newcastle upon Tyne." ;
    .

<http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/2824883903#Place/great_britain> # Great Britain.
    a schema:Place ;
    schema:name "Great Britain." ;
    .

<http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/2824883903#Place/new_york_state_new_york> # New York (State)--New York.
    a schema:Place ;
    schema:name "New York (State)--New York." ;
    .

<http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/2824883903#Series/dialogue_espionage_classics> # Dialogue espionage classics.
    a bgn:PublicationSeries ;
    schema:hasPart <http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/934398397> ; # Abel : the true story of the spy they traded for Gary Powers
    schema:name "Dialogue espionage classics." ;
    schema:name "Dialogue espionage classics" ;
    .

<http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/2824883903#Topic/children_of_immigrants> # Children of immigrants
    a schema:Intangible ;
    schema:name "Children of immigrants"@en ;
    .

<http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/2824883903#Topic/children_of_immigrants_england_newcastle_upon_tyne> # Children of immigrants--England--Newcastle upon Tyne
    a schema:Intangible ;
    schema:name "Children of immigrants--England--Newcastle upon Tyne"@en ;
    .

<http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/2824883903#Topic/espionage_soviet> # Espionage, Soviet
    a schema:Intangible ;
    schema:name "Espionage, Soviet"@en ;
    .

<http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/2824883903#Topic/espionage_soviet_new_york_state_new_york_history_20th_century> # Espionage, Soviet--New York (State)--New York--History--20th century
    a schema:Intangible ;
    schema:name "Espionage, Soviet--New York (State)--New York--History--20th century"@en ;
    .

<http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/2824883903#Topic/spies_great_britain> # Spies--Great Britain
    a schema:Intangible ;
    schema:name "Spies--Great Britain"@en ;
    .

<http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/2824883903#Topic/spies_soviet_union> # Spies--Soviet Union
    a schema:Intangible ;
    schema:name "Spies--Soviet Union"@en ;
    .

<http://worldcat.org/entity/work/id/2824883903> # Kremlin's Geordie spy
    schema:name "Kremlin's Geordie spy" ;
    .

<http://worldcat.org/isbn/9781849549691>
    a schema:ProductModel ;
    schema:isbn "1849549699" ;
    schema:isbn "9781849549691" ;
    .


Content-negotiable representations

Close Window

Please sign in to WorldCat 

Don't have an account? You can easily create a free account.