Đây là câu chuyện về cuộc trao đổi "đại tá Abel", điệp viên của Liên Xô, lấy phi công Powers lái máy bay do thám U-2 của Hoa Kỳ bị bắn hạ trên đất Nga, với những tình tiết tòa án và tình báo ly kỳ, nghẹt thở, do luật sư James Donovan (người trong cuộc) viết năm 1964, 4 năm sau ngày diễn ra sự kiện trên. Tác phẩm đã được chuyển thể thành phim với Steven Spielberg đạo diễn và Tom Hanks thủ vai chính. Review "Unique in the strange history of the Iron Curtain... Enthralling... A truly remarkable account of how the author fulfilled his stewardship as a lawyer and as a negotiator. He has done us a real service in writing this engrossing and forthright book." (Allen Dulles, former chief of the CIA, in the New York Times Book Review) "Absorbing... A top-notch spy thriller." (Time Magazine) "As fascinating as it is exciting." (The Houston Chronicle) "As compelling as The Spy Who Came In From the Cold--except it happens to be true." (Life Magazine) "An impressive story of devotion to justice and the national interest." (M.C. Miskovsky, CIA) "Well written and informative, Strangers on a Bridge is a wonderful firsthand account of the most notable spy swap made during the height of the Cold War. Written by defense attorney James Donovan in 1963, the book gives an accurate overview of the behind the scenes negotiations that resulted in KGB Colonel Rudolph Abel being exchange for my father, CIA U-2 pilot Francis Gary Powers, in February 1962 on the Bridge of Spies." (Francis Gary Powers, Jr., Founder and Chairman Emeritus The Cold War Museum) “This book is much more than the exciting journal of one of history’s great espionage cases,its preparation, trial and appeal and its dramatic dénouement at the Glienicker Bridge. Anyone who thrills to spy narratives and brilliant investigative work and skillful courtroom tactics will be sure to enjoy it.” (Charles S. Desmond, Former Chief Judge of the State of New York) “Before you see the new Coen brothers movie “Bridge of Spies,” read the book that inspired it. “Strangers on a Bridge,” the 1964 bestseller, tells a fascinating true story of Cold War espionage…[an]enthralling inside account.” (Minneapolis Star Tribune) About the Author James Donovan (1916-1970) graduated from Fordham University and Harvard Law School. A line officer in the Navy during World War II, he became general counsel of the Office of Strategic Services. He then was associate prosecutor at the principal Nuremberg trial. He was the Democratic candidate for United States senator from New York in 1962, served as a general counsel for the Cuban families committee, obtaining the release of more than 9,700 Cubans and Americans from Castro’s Cuba, and was president of the Board of Education of the City of New York.