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A Spy Among Friends: Philby and the Great Betrayal (Paperback)

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A SUNDAY TIMES No. 1 BESTSELLER

WITH AN AFTERWORD BY JOHN LE CARRE



'Riveting, astounding ... An unputdownable postwar thriller' Observer

'Irresistibly readable' Sunday Times

'Worthy of John le Carre at his best' Guardian

'Hugely engrossing ... Both authoritative and enthralling' William Boyd

________________

Kim Philby was the most notorious British defector and Soviet mole in history. Agent, double agent, charmer and traitor, he betrayed every secret of Allied operations to the Russians in the early years of the Cold War. In the aftermath of the Second World War, Philby, Nicholas Elliott and James Jesus Angleton were rising stars in the intelligence world and shared every secret. Elliott and Angleton thought they knew Philby better than anyone - and then discovered they had not known him at all.



This is a story of loyalty, trust and treachery, class and conscience, of male friendships forged, and then systematically betrayed. With access to newly released MI5 files and previously unseen papers, A Spy Among Friends unlocks what is perhaps the last great secret of the Cold War.

BiographyBiography: generalBiography: historical, political & militaryHistory & PoliticsHistory: specific events & topicsThe Cold WarHistory & PoliticsPolitics & governmentInternational relationsEspionage & secret services Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing PLC Publication Date: 12/03/2015 ISBN-13: 9781408851784  Details: Type: Paperback Format: Books
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Ben Macintyre is a columnist and Associate Editor on The Times. He has worked as the newspaper's correspondent in New York, Paris and Washington. He is the author of nine previous books including Agent Zigzag, shortlisted for the Costa Biography Award and the Galaxy British Book Award for Biography of the Year 2008, and the no. 1 bestsellers Operation Mincemeat and Double Cross. He lives in North London with his wife and three children.

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