A Spy Among Friends

A Spy Among Friends

History , Military History , Military Theory
Paperback Published on: 12/03/2015
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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.

  • Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
  • ISBN: 9781408851784
  • Number of pages: 368
  • Weight: 313g
  • Dimensions: 198 x 129 mm

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A Spy Among Friends
Enjoyable and compelling
This book provides a superb history of the events leading up to Kim Philly's betrayal. It examines his story from the point of view of the people he worked... READ MORE
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A Spy Among Friends
The best book I have read in years, couldn't put it down. Ben Macintyre superb author
Jeremy Brown