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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
Title variation
Kim Philby and the great betrayal
Title variation remainder
Kim Philbys great betrayal
Creator
Contributor
Author
Author of afterword,
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"This is a story of intimate duplicity; of loyalty, trust and treachery, class and conscience; of an ideological battle waged by men with cut-glass accents and well-made suits in the comfortable clubs and restaurants of London and Washington; of male friendships forged, and then systematically betrayed. With access to newly released MI5 files and previously unseen family papers, and with the cooperation of former officers of MI6 and the CIA, this definitive biography unlocks what is perhaps the last great secret of the Cold War."--Publisher's description
Summary
The revelation in 1963 that British MI6 agent Kim Philby had betrayed Britain to the Soviets for decades rocked the Western intelligence community. In A Spy Among Friends, acclaimed journalist Ben Macintyre portrays Philby's extensive career and analyzes both his motives for selling out his country and why his treason went undetected for so long. This fascinating account delves into the gentlemen's club that was MI6 at the time Philby worked there -- upper-crust acceptance of a man who was "one of us" protected Philby from exposure. Anyone interested in Cold War history or the annals of spycraft will find Macintyre's account both riveting and chilling. -- Description by Katherine Bradley Johnson
Pace
Tone
Writing style
Award
  • Elizabeth Longford Prize for Historical Biography, 2015.
  • New York Times Notable Book, 2014
Biography type
individual biography
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10317269
Cataloging source
DLC
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1963-
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Macintyre, Ben
Dewey number
327.12092
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • portraits
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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1931-
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Le Carr⥬ John
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True
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  • Philby, Kim
  • Philby, Kim
  • Philby, Kim
  • Philby, Kim
  • Espionage, Soviet
  • Spies
  • Spies
  • Espionage, Soviet
Target audience
adult
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Kim Philby's great betrayal
Label
A spy among friends : Kim Philby and the great betrayal, Ben Macintyre
Instantiates
Publication
Note
"With an afterword by John le Carre" -- Cover
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Content category
still image
Contents
Machine generated contents note: 1.Apprentice Spy -- 2.Section V -- 3.Otto and Sonny -- 4.Boo, Boo, Baby, I'm a Spy -- 5.Three Young Spies -- 6.The German Defector -- 7.The Soviet Defector -- 8.Rising Stars -- 9.Stormy Seas -- 10.Homer's Odyssey -- 11.Peach -- 12.The Robber Barons -- 13.The Third Man -- 14.Our Man in Beirut -- 15.The Fox who Came to Stay -- 16.A Most Promising Officer -- 17.I Thought it Would Be You -- 18.Teatime -- 19.The Fade -- 20.Three Old Spies
Control code
000052718693
Dimensions
25 cm.
Extent
xii, 352 pages, 32 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9781408851739
Isbn Type
(paperback)
Other physical details
illustrations, portraits
Label
A spy among friends : Kim Philby and the great betrayal, Ben Macintyre
Publication
Note
"With an afterword by John le Carre" -- Cover
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Content category
still image
Contents
Machine generated contents note: 1.Apprentice Spy -- 2.Section V -- 3.Otto and Sonny -- 4.Boo, Boo, Baby, I'm a Spy -- 5.Three Young Spies -- 6.The German Defector -- 7.The Soviet Defector -- 8.Rising Stars -- 9.Stormy Seas -- 10.Homer's Odyssey -- 11.Peach -- 12.The Robber Barons -- 13.The Third Man -- 14.Our Man in Beirut -- 15.The Fox who Came to Stay -- 16.A Most Promising Officer -- 17.I Thought it Would Be You -- 18.Teatime -- 19.The Fade -- 20.Three Old Spies
Control code
000052718693
Dimensions
25 cm.
Extent
xii, 352 pages, 32 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9781408851739
Isbn Type
(paperback)
Other physical details
illustrations, portraits

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