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

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

A riveting true-life thriller and revealing memoir from the daughter of an American intelligence officer--the 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 family was living in New D... read full description below.

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ISBN 9780062748195
Barcode 9780062748195
Release Date 1 September 2017 by HarperCollins Publishers
Format Trade Paperback/Paperback, International ed.
Author(s) By Dillon, Eva

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ISBN-13 9780062748195
ISBN-10 006274819X
Stock Release date is 1 September 2017
Status Available for pre-order, ships once released
Publisher HarperCollins Publishers
Imprint HarperCollins
Release Date 1 September 2017
International Release Date 29 August 2017
Publication Country United States United States
Format Trade Paperback/Paperback, International ed.
Edition International ed.
Author(s) By Dillon, Eva
Category Biography & Autobiography
True Crime
History
Interest Age General Audience
Reading Age General Audience
NBS Text Regional History
ONIX Text General/trade
Number of Pages Not specified
Dimensions Not specified
Weight 305g
Dewey Code Not specified
Catalogue Code 763186

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A riveting true-life thriller and revealing memoir from the daughter of an American intelligence officer--the 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 family was 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 CIA's highest-ranking double agent--Dmitri Fedorovich Polyakov--a Soviet general whose code name was TOPHAT. Dillon's 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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Awards, Reviews & Star Ratings

NZ Review -Eva Dillon expertly tells an untold chapter of Cold War espionage from a front row seat. It was her father, after all, who was the Spymaster. This is a warm, riveting, great read.---Joe Drape, New York Times best selling author, American Pharoah and Our Boys

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