The Resource Enemies within : communists, the Cambridge spies and the making of modern Britain, Richard Davenport-Hines

Enemies within : communists, the Cambridge spies and the making of modern Britain, Richard Davenport-Hines

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Enemies within : communists, the Cambridge spies and the making of modern Britain
Title
Enemies within
Title remainder
communists, the Cambridge spies and the making of modern Britain
Statement of responsibility
Richard Davenport-Hines
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Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
What pushed Blunt, Burgess, Cairncross, Maclean and Philby into Soviet hands? With access to recently released papers and other neglected documents,this sharp analysis of the intelligence world examines how and why these men and others betrayed their country and what this cost Britain and its allies. Enemies Within is a new history of the influence of Moscow on Britain told through the stories of those who chose to spy for the Soviet Union. It also challenges entrenched assumptions about abused trust, corruption and Establishment cover-ups that began with the Cambridge Five and the disappearance of Guy Burgess and Donald Maclean on the night boat to Saint-Malo in 1951. In a book that is as intellectually thrilling as it is entertaining and illuminating, Richard Davenport-Hines traces the bonds between individuals, networks and organisations over generations to offer a study of character, both individual and institutional. At its core lie the operative traits of boarding schools, the universities of Oxford and Cambridge, the Intelligence Division, Foreign Office, MI5, MI6 and Moscow Centre. Davenport-Hines tells many stories of espionage, counter-espionage and treachery. With its vast cope, ambition and scholarship, Enemies Within charts how the undermining of authority, the rejection of expertise and the suspicion of educational advantages began, and how these have transformed the social and political temper of modern Britain
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1953-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Davenport-Hines, R. P. T.
Dewey number
327.12092241
Illustrations
plates
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Blunt, Anthony
  • Burgess, Guy
  • Cairncross, John
  • Maclean, Donald
  • Philby, Kim
  • University of Cambridge
  • Espionage, Soviet
  • Secret service
  • Spies
  • Espionage, Soviet
  • Intelligence service
  • Great Britain
  • Soviet Union
Label
Enemies within : communists, the Cambridge spies and the making of modern Britain, Richard Davenport-Hines
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
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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
25 cm.
Extent
xxix, 642 pages, 16 pages of unnumbered plates
Isbn
9780008245566
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
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unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
Specific material designation
regular print
Label
Enemies within : communists, the Cambridge spies and the making of modern Britain, Richard Davenport-Hines
Publication
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
25 cm.
Extent
xxix, 642 pages, 16 pages of unnumbered plates
Isbn
9780008245566
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
Specific material designation
regular print

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