Monte Reel - A Brotherhood of Spies

Monday, June 17, 7pm
St. Louis County Library HQ, 1640 S. Lindbergh

Monte Reel, A Brotherhood of SpiesAward-winning journalist Monte Reel presents a thrilling narrative of the top-secret Cold War-era spy plane operation that transformed the CIA. On May 1, 1960, an American U-2 spy plane was shot down over the Soviet Union just weeks before a peace summit between the two nations. The CIA concocted a cover story for President Eisenhower to deliver, assuring him that no one could have survived a fall from that altitude. But against all odds, pilot Francis Gary Powers emerged from the wreckage and was seized by the KGB. He confessed to espionage charges, revealing to the world that Eisenhower had just lied to the American people—and to the Soviet Premier. In this true-life thriller, Reel reveals how the U-2 spy program, principally devised by four men working in secret, upended the Cold War.


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St. Louis County Library HQ
1640 S. Lindbergh
Saint Louis, MO 63131
A Brotherhood of Spies: The U-2 and the CIA's Secret War Cover Image
ISBN: 9781101910429
Availability: Special Order
Published: Anchor - May 21st, 2019