Jan 25, 2022

A Spy Among Friends: Kim Philby and the Great Betrayal

A Spy Among Friends: Kim Philby and the Great Betrayal By {author, A Spy Among Friends: Kim Philby and the Great Betrayal Best Read || [Ben Macintyre] A Spy Among Friends: Kim Philby and the Great Betrayal Best Read || [Ben Macintyre] - A Spy Among Friends: Kim Philby and the Great Betrayal, A Spy Among Friends Kim Philby and the Great Betrayal NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER The true story of Kim Philby the Cold Wars most infamous spy from the master espionage writer and author of The Spy and the Traitor Who was Kim Philby Those c

  • Publisher‏:‎ Crown (July 29, 2014)
  • Publication date‏:‎ July 29, 2014
  • Language‏:‎ English
  • File size‏:‎ 12484 KB
  • Text-to-Speech‏:‎ Enabled
  • Screen Reader‏:‎ Supported
  • Enhanced typesetting‏:‎ Enabled
  • X-Ray‏:‎ Enabled
  • Word Wise‏:‎ Enabled
  • Print length‏:‎ 418 pages
  • Page numbers source ISBN‏:‎ 0804136637
  • Lending‏:‎ Not Enabled

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A Spy Among Friends: Kim Philby and the Great Betrayal

A Spy Among Friends: Kim Philby and the Great Betrayal Best Read || [Ben Macintyre] A Spy Among Friends: Kim Philby and the Great Betrayal Best Read || [Ben Macintyre] - A Spy Among Friends: Kim Philby and the Great Betrayal, A Spy Among Friends Kim Philby and the Great Betrayal NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER The true story of Kim Philby the Cold Wars most infamous spy from the master espionage writer and author of The Spy and the Traitor Who was Kim Philby Those c A Spy Among Friends: Kim Philby and the Great Betrayal

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A Spy Among Friends: Kim Philby and the Great Betrayal

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  1. This excellent book by the London journalist, Ben Macintyre, is suspenseful and indeed reads almost like a novel One has to keep reminding oneself that Kim Philby s spying for the Soviet Union resulted in hundreds of deaths Surprisingly, despite the opening of Soviet era archives in recent years, the book contains no startling new revelations It does, however, contain much new interesting information about such incidents as Operation Valuable an attempted infiltration of Communist Albania and Co [...]


  2. No, it s not that spying is a personal threat to you The really frightening aspect of A Spy Among Friends is that it tells a convincing, decades long story of betrayal which demonstrates how little we may really know about the people we think we know best Kim Philby sent at least hundreds of people he mostly didn t know and and had no personal animus toward behind the Iron Curtain to what he knew would be certain death while maintaining the unbroken trust and intimate companionship of his friend [...]


  3. Ben Macintyre has consulted virtually every available source on Kim Philby and selected the best bits for this delightful read No matter if A Spy Among Friends contains few startling insights there is always room on the bookshelf for well written, scrupulously annotated research.Macintyre does highlight one thing perhaps not widely appreciated, though it was previously pointed out by Graham Greene Philby was among other things an effective manager, a leader who inspired loyalty in his team becau [...]


  4. One of the best spy books I ve eve read, and it has the added advantage of being true This is what must be the definitive biography of Kim Philby, the British spy, whom everyone everyone felt was the last person who could ever commit treason But as the book unfolds, the astonishing deeds he committed against his country are stunning Philby was a senior intelligence executive for MI6 and, therefore, was in on just about everything the agency was doing over a decade or so Bewildered MI6 and MI5 op [...]


  5. I was moved to read this as a result of one of the interesting chapters in John Le Carre s The Pigeon Tunnel , most of which I found less than edifying I am just old enough to remember all the hoo hah about the Cambridge spies, and Philby s defection I d read Ben Macintyre s Agent Zigzag , which although I enjoyed, I found slightly heavy going I d then seen him on various TV documentaries, and particularly liked seeing him taken apart by an elderly Bletchley Park grande dame which he took very w [...]


  6. A Russian double agent and his daughter slumped on a garden bench, apparently poisoned by a nerve agent called Novichok The Russian spy was said to be recruited by MI6 in the 1990s as an infiltrator agent in Russian Secret Service GRU Exiled to England after a spy swap, his ideal retirement plan ended in an excruciating nightmare Who poisoned him in a sleepy English town The event in Salisbury unfolds like Agatha Christie s Whodunnit with the shades of the sinister events in Cold War era in the [...]


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