Operation Overflight

  • by Francis Gary Powers, Curt Gentry
  • Narrated by Jon Lindstrom
  • 14 hrs and 25 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

U-2 pilot Francis Gary Powers is a central character in the movie Bridge of Spies starring Tom Hanks. In his classic 1970 memoir, Powers reveals the full story behind what happened in the most sensational espionage case in Cold War history. After his U-2 reconnaissance plane was shot down, Powers was captured on May 1, 1960 and endured 61 days of rigorous interrogation by the KGB, a public trial, a conviction for espionage, and the start of a 10-year sentence. After nearly two years, the US government obtained his release from prison in a dramatic exchange for convicted Soviet spy Rudolph Abel.
The narrative is a tremendously exciting suspense story about a man who was labeled a traitor by many of his countrymen but who emerged a Cold War hero.


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Customer Reviews

Most Helpful

very fulfilling story!

I enjoy how they pay tribute to Kelly Johnson (Skunk Works) with the over fly and also Francis Gary Powers with the U-2.
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- Devin Creech


This is brilliant brilliant book. And the epilogue by his son is a must read.
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- Jp

Book Details

  • Release Date: 09-15-2015
  • Publisher: Random House Audio