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0 out of 50 out of 50 out of 50 out of 50 out of 5 0.00 (0 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Monte Reel Narrator: to be announced Publisher: Penguin Random House Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: May 8, 2018 ISBN: 9780525531944
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For fans of The Billion Dollar Spy and A Spy Among Friends, a thrilling account of the CIA's Cold War-era spy plane operation and how its exposure brought U.S. and Soviet relations to the brink of disaster

On May 1, 1960, an American U2 spy plane, dubbed "The Angel" by its creators, was shot down over the Soviet Union just weeks before a peace summit between the two nations.
     The CIA concocted a cover-up story, assuring the Eisenhower administration that no one could have survived a fall from that altitude, and even if he had, the pilot--Francis Gary Powers--received instructions to swallow a cyanide tablet.
     But against all odds and direct orders, Powers emerged from the wreckage and was seized by the KGB. He was forced to confess to espionage charges and contradict the official statement of the plane's purpose, creating an international incident that pushed U.S. and Soviet tensions to dangerously high levels.
     Using the top-secret development of the U2 as a framework, Reel digs deep into the origins of the modern mission of the CIA. Centering on the four powerful and dynamic figures of the U2 program--Edwin Land, an ingenious man of science, best known for his work on the polaroid; Kelly Johnson, a hard-charging taskmaster from corporate America; Richard Bissell, the secretive and ambitious spymaster; and Francis Gary Powers, the pilot recruited to fly the ill-fated U2--The Angel's Shadow is a brilliantly reported, true life tale full of espionage, anti-heroes, and innovation that reads like a John le Carre novel with high stakes, real life-repercussions. Download and start listening now!

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About the Author

Monte Reel, a critically acclaimed author, was a South America correspondent for the Washington Post from 2004 to 2008 and previously wrote for the paper in Washington and Iraq.

About the Narrator

Lindy West is a Seattle-based writer, editor, and performer whose work focuses on pop culture, social justice, humor, and body image. She’s currently a culture writer for GQ magazine and GQ.com and a weekly columnist at the Guardian, as well as the founder and editor of I Believe You | It’s Not Your Fault, an advice blog for teens. In January of 2015 she wrote and recorded a story for This American Life about confronting an internet troll who impersonated her dead father.