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The Resource A spy among friends : Kim Philby and the great betrayal, Ben Macintyre

A spy among friends : Kim Philby and the great betrayal, Ben Macintyre

Label
A spy among friends : Kim Philby and the great betrayal
Title
A spy among friends
Title remainder
Kim Philby and the great betrayal
Statement of responsibility
Ben Macintyre
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
  • The best-selling author of Operation Mincemeat presents a definitive portrait of the notorious 20th-century spy that discusses his rise in MI6, high-profile intelligence friendships and 20-year espionage operation that culminated in his 1963 defection to Moscow
  • "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. And nobody thought he knew Philby like Nicholas Elliott, Philby's best friend and fellow officer in MI6. The two men had gone to the same schools, belonged to the same exclusive clubs, grown close through the crucible of wartime intelligence work and long nights of drink and revelry. It was madness for one to think the other might be a communist spy, bent on subverting Western values and the power of the free world. But Philby was secretly betraying his friend. Every word Elliott breathed to Philby was transmitted back to Moscow - and not just Elliott's words, for in America, Philby had made another powerful friend: James Jesus Angleton, the crafty, paranoid head of CIA counterintelligence. Angleton's and Elliott's unwitting disclosures helped Philby sink almost every important Anglo-American spy operation for twenty years, leading countless operatives to their doom. Even as the web of suspicion closed around him, and Philby was driven to greater lies to protect his cover, his two friends never abandoned him - until it was too late. The stunning truth of his betrayal would have devastating consequences on the two men who thought they knew him best, and on the intelligence services he left crippled in his wake."--book jacket
Biography type
contains biographical information
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1963-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Macintyre, Ben
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • portraits
  • plates
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Philby, Kim
  • Spies
  • Espionage, Soviet
Label
A spy among friends : Kim Philby and the great betrayal, Ben Macintyre
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [309]-359) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Apprentice spy -- Section V -- Otto and Sonny -- Boo, boo, baby, I'm a spy -- Three young spies -- The German defector -- The Soviet defector -- Rising stars -- Stormy seas -- Homer's odyssey -- Peach -- The robber barons -- The third man -- One man in Beirut -- The fox who came to stay -- A most promising officer -- I thought it would be you -- Teatime -- The fade -- Three old spies
Control code
ocn862794085
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
First American Edition
Extent
xii, 368 pages, 32 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9780804136631
Lccn
2014003296
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Other physical details
illustrations, portraits
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9780804136631
  • (OCoLC)862794085
  • (Sirsi) b13380461
Label
A spy among friends : Kim Philby and the great betrayal, Ben Macintyre
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [309]-359) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Apprentice spy -- Section V -- Otto and Sonny -- Boo, boo, baby, I'm a spy -- Three young spies -- The German defector -- The Soviet defector -- Rising stars -- Stormy seas -- Homer's odyssey -- Peach -- The robber barons -- The third man -- One man in Beirut -- The fox who came to stay -- A most promising officer -- I thought it would be you -- Teatime -- The fade -- Three old spies
Control code
ocn862794085
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
First American Edition
Extent
xii, 368 pages, 32 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9780804136631
Lccn
2014003296
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Other physical details
illustrations, portraits
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9780804136631
  • (OCoLC)862794085
  • (Sirsi) b13380461

Library Locations

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      555 Washington Street, Paducah, KY, 42003, US
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