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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.

Author/creator Dillon, Eva author.
Format Book and Print
EditionFirst edition.
Publication Info New York, NY : Harper, an imprint of HarperCollins, [2017]
Copyright Notice ©2017
Descriptionxvi, 327 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents Prologue : So close -- Introduction : Pulverem Pulveri -- Amerika -- Redsox -- The general and the spy -- The wall -- Moody and Mabey -- Home and away -- To the Mexico station -- The personals -- Handover -- Exit the mole hunter -- Back in the USSR -- Enter the mole -- You don't see one of those every day -- Three star -- Endgame -- An unmarked grave -- Tomorrow will be too late -- Upward mobility -- Do Svidaniya -- Nightmover -- Welcome.
Scope and content "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.
Abstract Summer, 1975. Dillon's family was living in New Delhi when her father was exposed as a CIA spy. He was handling the CIA's highest-ranking double agent-- Dmitri Fedorovich Polyakov, a Soviet general whose code name was TOPHAT. At the height of the Cold War, the Russian offered the CIA an unfiltered view into the vault of Soviet intelligence. The collaboration helped ensure that tensions between the two nuclear superpowers did not escalate into a shooting war. Now Dillon provides an insider look at two families on opposite sides of the lethal espionage campaigns of the Cold War, and two men whose devoted friendship lasted until the devastating final days of their lives.
Bibliography noteIncludes bibliographical references (pages 307-310) and index.
Issued in other formOnline version: Dillon, Eva, author. Spies in the family First edition. New York, NY : HarperCollins, 2017 9780062385918
Genre/formTrue crime stories.
LCCN 2017010000
ISBN9780062385888 (hardcover)
ISBN0062385887 (hardcover)
ISBN9780062385901 (trade paperback)
ISBN0062385909 (trade paperback)

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