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The Resource Stalin's Englishman : the lives of Guy Burgess, Andrew Lownie

Stalin's Englishman : the lives of Guy Burgess, Andrew Lownie

Label
Stalin's Englishman : the lives of Guy Burgess
Title
Stalin's Englishman
Title remainder
the lives of Guy Burgess
Statement of responsibility
Andrew Lownie
Title variation
Lives of Guy Burgess
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Guy Burgess was the most important, complex and fascinating of 'The Cambridge Spies' - Maclean, Philby, Blunt - all brilliant young men recruited in the 1930s to betray their country to the Soviet Union. An engaging and charming companion to many, an unappealing, utterly ruthless manipulator to others, Burgess rose through academia, the BBC, the Foreign Office, MI5 and MI6, gaining access to thousands of highly sensitive secret documents which he passed to his Russian handlers. In this first full biography, Andrew Lownie shows us how even Burgess's chaotic personal life of drunken philandering did nothing to stop his penetration and betrayal of the British Intelligence Service. Even when he was under suspicion, the fabled charm which had enabled many close personal relationships with influential Establishment figures (including Winston Churchill) prevented his exposure as a spy for many years. Through interviews with more than a hundred people who knew Burgess personally, many of whom have never spoken about him before, and the discovery of hitherto secret files, Stalin's Englishman brilliantly unravels the many lives of Guy Burgess in all their intriguing, chilling, colourful, tragi-comic wonder
Biography type
individual biography
Cataloging source
VDGV
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Lownie, Andrew
Dewey number
B
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • portraits
  • plates
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Burgess, Guy
  • Espionage, Soviet
  • Spies
Target audience
adult
Label
Stalin's Englishman : the lives of Guy Burgess, Andrew Lownie
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Note
Scheduled to be published September 2015
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type code
  • txt
  • sti
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Control code
000055761886
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xii, 427 pages, 24 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9781473627376
Isbn Type
(paperback)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations, portraits
Specific material designation
regular print
System control number
(OCoLC)922848891
Label
Stalin's Englishman : the lives of Guy Burgess, Andrew Lownie
Publication
Copyright
Note
Scheduled to be published September 2015
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type code
  • txt
  • sti
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Control code
000055761886
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xii, 427 pages, 24 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9781473627376
Isbn Type
(paperback)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations, portraits
Specific material designation
regular print
System control number
(OCoLC)922848891

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