The Resource A spy among friends : Kim Philby and the great betrayal, Ben Macintyre

A spy among friends : Kim Philby and the great betrayal, Ben Macintyre

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A spy among friends : Kim Philby and the great betrayal
Title
A spy among friends
Title remainder
Kim Philby and the great betrayal
Statement of responsibility
Ben Macintyre
Title variation
spy among friends
Title variation remainder
Kim Philbys great betrayal
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eng
Summary
Kim Philby was the most notorious British defector and Soviet mole in history. Agent, double agent, traitor and enigma, he betrayed every secret of Allied operations to the Russians in the early years of the Cold War...Philby's two closest friends in the intelligence world, Nicholas Elliott of MI6 and James Jesus Angleton, the CIA intelligence chief, thought they knew Philby better than anyone, and then discovered they had not known him at all. This is a story of intimate duplicity; of loyalty, trust and treachery, class and conscience; of an ideological battle waged by men with cut-glass accents and well-made suits in the comfortable clubs and restaurants of London and Washington; of male friendships forged, and then systematically betrayed...With access to newly released MI5 files and previously unseen family papers, and with the cooperation of former officers of MI6 and the CIA, this definitive biography unlocks what is perhaps the last great secret of the Cold War
Summary
The revelation in 1963 that British MI6 agent Kim Philby had betrayed Britain to the Soviets for decades rocked the Western intelligence community. In A Spy Among Friends, acclaimed journalist Ben Macintyre portrays Philby's extensive career and analyzes both his motives for selling out his country and why his treason went undetected for so long. This fascinating account delves into the gentlemen's club that was MI6 at the time Philby worked there -- upper-crust acceptance of a man who was "one of us" protected Philby from exposure. Anyone interested in Cold War history or the annals of spycraft will find Macintyre's account both riveting and chilling. -- Description by Katherine Bradley Johnson
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Tone
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Award
  • Elizabeth Longford Prize for Historical Biography, 2015.
  • New York Times Notable Book, 2014
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10317269
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NJB
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1963-
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Macintyre, Ben
Dewey number
327.1
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
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True
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  • Philby, Kim
  • Philby, Kim
  • Spies
  • Espionage, Soviet
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adult
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Kim Philby's great betrayal
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A spy among friends : Kim Philby and the great betrayal, Ben Macintyre
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Copyright
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"With an afterword by John le Carre" -- Cover
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
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volume
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nc
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rdacarrier.
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  • text
  • still image
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  • txt
  • sti
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  • rdacontent.
  • rdacontent.
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xii, 352 pages, 32 unnumbered pages of plates
Form of item
regular print reproduction
Isbn
9781408851739
Isbn Type
(paperback)
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unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
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n
Other physical details
illustrations (black and white)
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  • (Sirsi) 18849178
  • 18849178
Label
A spy among friends : Kim Philby and the great betrayal, Ben Macintyre
Publication
Copyright
Note
"With an afterword by John le Carre" -- Cover
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type code
  • txt
  • sti
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent.
  • rdacontent.
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xii, 352 pages, 32 unnumbered pages of plates
Form of item
regular print reproduction
Isbn
9781408851739
Isbn Type
(paperback)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations (black and white)
System control number
  • (Sirsi) 18849178
  • 18849178

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