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Author Dillon, Eva, author.

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

Publication Info. New York, NY : Harper, an imprint of HarperCollins, [2017]


Location Call No. Status
 GDL Central Library Non-Fiction    327.1209 DIL    Available
Edition First edition.
Description xvi, 327 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
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Summary 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 Includes bibliographical references (pages 307-310) and index.
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.
Subject Dillon, Paul Leo, 1926-1980.
Dillon, Eva -- Childhood and youth.
Poli︠a︡kov, D. F. (Dmitriĭ Fedorovich), 1921-1988.
Spies -- United States -- Biography.
Spies -- Soviet Union -- Biography.
Children of spies -- United States -- Biography.
Friendship -- Political aspects.
United States -- Foreign relations -- Soviet Union.
Soviet Union -- Foreign relations -- United States.
Cold War -- Biography.
Genre/Form Biographies.
True crime stories.
Other Form: Online version: Dillon, Eva. Spies in the family. First edition. New York, NY : HarperCollins, 2017 9780062385918 (DLC) 2017018128
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