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Eva Dillon to Speak at New Canaan Library, Introducing her Memoir Spies in the Family: An American Spymaster, His Russian Crown Jewel, and the Friendship That Helped End the Cold War

November 27, 2017 @ 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm


Espionage, the Cold War and double agents are but a few of the topics addressed in Eva Dillon’s fascinating memoir, Spies in the Family. Ms. Dillon will speak at the Library on Monday, November 27 at 6:30 p.m. in the Adrian Lamb Room. Copies of the book will be available for purchase, courtesy of Elm Street Books. Please register online at

Spies in the Family is a true-life spy thriller and revealing memoir from the daughter of an American intelligence officer. 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.

It was the summer of 1975 when it was revealed to Eva that her father was not a State Department employee but instead, a CIA spy. Reporting from the inside, Eva Dillon now reveals the incredible story of her CIA officer father, his GRU asset, and their remarkable relationship. Spanning fifty years and three continents, Spies in the Family is an impeccably researched account of two families on opposite sides of the lethal espionage campaigns of the Cold War, and two men whose devoted friendship lasted a lifetime, until the tragic final days of their lives.

Eva Dillon spent twenty-five years in the magazine publishing business, including stints at Vogue, Glamour, The New Yorker, and held the position of President of Reader’s Digest, US. Dillon and her six siblings grew up moving around the world for her father’s CIA assignments, from Berlin to Mexico City to Rome to New Delhi. A transplanted New Yorker now living in Charleston, Eva holds a bachelor’s in Music from Virginia Commonwealth University.


November 27, 2017
6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
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