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28 August
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Blood of Tyrants: Chapters 7-9 *SPOILERS*

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This week we will be discussing chapters 7-9 of the book Blood of Tyrants.  Please join  the conversation in the comments and let me know what you think of the book.  Just remember to please keep your comments confined to the first 9 chapters.  You can read the previous post on Blood of Tyrants here:  Intro, Chap 1-3, and Chap 4-6.  Spoilers below…

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08 June
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American Spy Plane Shot Down Over Russia

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Gary Powers

Gary Powers

An American U-2 spy plane is shot down over Russia it’s pilot captured and later traded for a Russian Spy.

Works Cited:

American Heritage Magazine, Sept. 2000, Vol. 51 Issue 5 p.36, The Day we Shot Down the U-2 by Sergei Krushchev

Links:

Model of U-2 Plane

CIA Document List

Many Pictures Pertaining to the U-2 and Gary Powers

Rudolf Abel

Clarence “Kelly” Johnson

Video of Rudolf Abel

Books on the Subject:

Memoirs of Nikita Khrushchev

Khrushchev Remembers

Operation Overflight

Secret Empire

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