American Sons: The Untold Story of the Falcon and the Snowman (40th Anniversary Edition)

American Sons: The Untold Story of the Falcon and the Snowman (40th Anniversary Edition)

by Christopher Boyce, Cait Boyce, Vince Font

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Overview

"A compelling narrative of survival and redemption." —Robert Lindsey, author of The Falcon and the Snowman

Forty years before the names Snowden and Manning entered the world’s cultural lexicon, Christopher Boyce and Andrew Daulton Lee became America’s youngest convicted spies—condemned to federal prison in 1977 for their roles in one of the most highly publicized espionage cases in Cold War history.

Yet the story of their crime, as told in the book and movie THE FALCON AND THE SNOWMAN, was only the beginning.

Locked away in some of the country’s most violent and inhospitable prisons, Boyce and Lee survived repeated attempts on their lives and years of solitary confinement before a young and idealistic paralegal, Cait Mills, attempted to put them on the path to freedom. Diagnosed with an aggressive form of cancer, Mills’ determination to continue her work while battling the illness ultimately changed all three of their lives.

AMERICAN SONS: THE UNTOLD STORY OF THE FALCON AND THE SNOWMAN is an incredible true story told by the people who lived it—a narrative of survival against impossible odds, a case study on the indomitability of the human spirit, and a testament to the transformative power of forgiveness.

The 40th anniversary edition of AMERICAN SONS includes new and expanded content, including numerous articles written by Christopher Boyce for the Minneapolis Star Tribune during the late '80s and early '90s that shed stark light on life behind prison walls.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780997982510
Publisher: Glass Spider Publishing
Publication date: 10/19/2017
Pages: 364
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.94(d)

About the Author

Christopher Boyce spent 25 years in prison for selling top-secret U.S. intelligence to the Soviet Union with his childhood friend, Andrew Daulton Lee. Released from prison in 2002, Chris continues to fly his falcons and prefers the peace that comes with a life far from the glare of public scrutiny.

Cait Boyce (formerly Cait Mills) is a legal professional who works as an advocate for nonviolent prisoner rights and operates a non-profit for the advancement of the LGBTQQ community.

Vince Font is a freelance writer and the founder of Glass Spider Publishing. His other published works include the short stories Night Visit, The Beast of Baylock, and the horror novella Gnome Way Out. He is currently at work on his second book.

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American Sons: The Untold Story of the Falcon and the Snowman 4.8 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 6 reviews.
BettyandAlSherman More than 1 year ago
Exceptional Boo - Exceptional Writers! I had read the other two books and seen the movie. When I saw that there was a book by Christopher Boyce, I had to add it to my library. From the first page I was completely hooked! The book moves between time and space, past to present with such speed that I continued to read all night. The story of the "REAL" Christopher Boyce is better than anything written by Robert Lindsey. But the story of his wife Cait was what caught me - her complete dedication to both Boyce and Lee, the endless work to get them released. Every man should hope to meet a woman of this level of integrity and devotion. Boyce was lucky enough to marry her.
Pidro More than 1 year ago
Greatest book ever!
renegade0 More than 1 year ago
great book
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Okay.