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Operation Overflight : a memoir of the U-2 Incident

Author: Francis Gary Powers; Curt Gentry
Publisher: Washington, D.C. : Brassey's, ©2004.
Series: Aviation classics series.
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In this new edition of his classic 1970 memoir about the notorious U-2 incident, pilot Francis Gary Powers reveals the full story of what actually happened in one of the most sensational espionage cases of the Cold War. After surviving the shoot-down of his reconnaissance plane and his capture on May 1, 1960, Powers endured sixty-one days of rigorous interrogation by the KGB, a public trial, a conviction for  Read more...
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Named Person: Francis Gary Powers; Francis Gary Powers; Francis Gary Powers
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Francis Gary Powers; Curt Gentry
ISBN: 1574884220 9781574884227
OCLC Number: 49892422
Notes: Originally published in 1970 by Holt, Rinehart and Winston.
Description: xvi, 327 pages ; 23 cm.
Contents: Turner Air Force Base, Albany, Georgia, January, 1956 --
The Agency --
Operation overflight --
USSR --
USA --
Los Angeles, California, January, 1970.
Series Title: Aviation classics series.
Responsibility: Francis Gary Powers with Curt Gentry.
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In this new edition of his classic 1970 memoir about the notorious U-2 incident, pilot Francis Gary Powers reveals the full story of what actually happened in the most sensational espionage case in  Read more...

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Powers seems the epitome of the spy in his very interesting chronicle. The story he writes is immensely personal, filled at various times with pride, fears, and misgivings. . . .

 
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