Spies in the Family: An American Spymaster, His Russian Crown Jewel, and the Friendship That Helped End the Cold War

Spies in the Family: An American Spymaster, His Russian Crown Jewel, and the Friendship That Helped End the Cold War Author Eva Dillon
ISBN-10 0062385887
ISBN-13 9780062385888
Year 2017-05-09
Pages 352
Language English
Publisher Harper
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A riveting true life thriller and revealing memoir from the daughter of an American intelligence officerthe astonishing true story of two spies and their families on opposite sides of the Cold War In the summer of 1975 seventeen year old Eva Dillon s familywas living in New Delhi when her father was exposed as a CIA spy Eva had long believed that her father was a U S State Department employee She had no idea that he was handling the CIAs highest ranking double agentDmitri Fedorovich Polyakova Soviet general whose code name was TOPHAT Dillons father and Polyakov had a close friendship that went back years to their first meeting in Burma in the mid 1960s At the height of the Cold War the Russian offered the CIA an unfiltered view into the vault of Soviet intelligence His collaboration helped ensure that tensions between the two nuclear superpowers did not escalate into a shooting war Spanning fifty years and three continents Spies in the Family is a deeply researched account of two families on opposite sides of the lethal espionage campaigns of the Cold War and two men whose devoted friendship lasted a lifetime until the devastating final days of their lives With impeccable insider access to both families as well as knowledgeable CIA and FBI officers Dillon goes beyond the fog of secrecy to craft an unforgettable story of friendship and betrayal double agents and clandestine lives that challenges our notions of patriotism exposing the commonality between peoples of opposing political economic systems Both a gripping tale of spy craft and a moving personal story Spies in the Family is an invaluable and heart rending work Spies in the Family includes 25 black and white photos

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