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The Resource Spies in the family : an American spymaster, his Russian crown jewel, and the friendship that helped end the Cold War, Eva Dillon

Spies in the family : an American spymaster, his Russian crown jewel, and the friendship that helped end the Cold War, Eva Dillon

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Spies in the family : an American spymaster, his Russian crown jewel, and the friendship that helped end the Cold War
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Spies in the family
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an American spymaster, his Russian crown jewel, and the friendship that helped end the Cold War
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Eva Dillon
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eng
Summary
  • "The true story of two spies and their families on opposite sides of the Cold War, told from the first-person perspective of Eva Dillon, the daughter of one of these spies. With impeccable insider access to both families as well as CIA officers, Dillon offers a riveting true-life spy thriller told in the tradition of a family memoir"--Provided by publisher
  • "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"--Provided by publisher
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collective biography
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Dillon, Eva
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illustrations
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index present
Literary form
non fiction
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  • Dillon, Paul Leo
  • Dillon, Eva
  • Poliı̐¡aı̐Łkov, D. F.
  • Spies
  • Spies
  • Children of spies
  • Friendship
  • Cold War
  • United States
  • Soviet Union
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Spies in the family : an American spymaster, his Russian crown jewel, and the friendship that helped end the Cold War, Eva Dillon
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Control code
ocn957503218
Dimensions
24 cm.
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
xvi, 327 pages
Isbn
9780062385901
Lccn
2017010000
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illustrations
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Spies in the family : an American spymaster, his Russian crown jewel, and the friendship that helped end the Cold War, Eva Dillon
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Control code
ocn957503218
Dimensions
24 cm.
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
xvi, 327 pages
Isbn
9780062385901
Lccn
2017010000
Other physical details
illustrations

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