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Spies in the Family

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New York, New York 10128
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Class Level: All levels
Age Requirements: 18 and older
Average Class Size: 12
Teacher: Eva Dillon

What you'll learn in this literature class:

At the height of Cold War tensions between the US and the USSR, the Americans had a secret weapon — a Soviet double agent who rose to the rank of general and passed intelligence which most likely averted a nuclear showdown.

Codenamed TOPHAT, Dmitri Fedorovich Polyakov was a World War II hero turned military intelligence officer who volunteered his services to the United States when he was stationed at the UN in 1961. A principled man motivated by his love of his country, he wanted neither money nor asylum because he sought to prevent a superpower faceoff.

Growing up, Eva Dillon always thought that her father’s job at the State Department explained their peripatetic lifestyle as they moved from continent to continent. Then his diplomatic cover was blown, exposing his real career to his kids and, more dangerously, to the entire world. Decades later, his role as handler for the CIA’s most valuable operative during the darkest moments of the Cold War emerged. Dillon brings the incredible story of her CIA father, his GRU asset and their remarkable relationship to light.

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