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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
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Ben Macintyre
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spy among friends
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Kim Philbys great betrayal
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eng
Summary
Kim Philby was the greatest spy in history, a brilliant and charming man who rose to head Britain's counterintelligence against the Soviet Union during the height of the Cold War, while he was secretly working for the enemy. Nobody thought he knew Philby like Nicholas Elliott, Philby's best friend and fellow officer in MI6. But Philby was secretly betraying his friend. Every word Elliott breathed to Philby was transmitted back to Moscow, along with those of James Jesus Angleton, head of the CIA
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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Award
  • Elizabeth Longford Prize for Historical Biography, 2015.
  • New York Times Notable Book, 2014
Biography type
individual biography
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BTCTA
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327.1247041092
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non fiction
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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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volume
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nc
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text
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txt
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24 cm.
Edition
Large print edition.
Extent
567 pages (large print)
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large print
Isbn
9780804194495
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unmediated
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rdamedia.
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large print
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  • (Sirsi) i9780804194495
  • (OCoLC)887025154
Label
A spy among friends : Kim Philby and the great betrayal, Ben Macintyre
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Dimensions
24 cm.
Edition
Large print edition.
Extent
567 pages (large print)
Form of item
large print
Isbn
9780804194495
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
n
Specific material designation
large print
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9780804194495
  • (OCoLC)887025154

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