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

A spy among friends : Kim Philby and the great betrayal, Ben Macintyre, (electronic resource)

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
Contributor
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Master storyteller Ben Macintyre's most ambitious work to date offers a powerful new angle on the twentieth century's greatest spy story. 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. Told with heart-pounding suspense and keen psychological insight, and based on personal papers and never-before-seen British intelligence files, A Spy Among Friends is Ben Macintyre's best book yet, a high-water mark in Cold War history telling. From the Hardcover edition
Biography type
contains biographical information
Cataloging source
RECBK
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1963-
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Macintyre, Ben
Dewey number
  • 327.1247041092
  • B
Index
no index present
LC call number
UB271.R92
LC item number
P435 2014eb
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
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OverDrive, Inc
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  • Philby, Kim
  • Spies
  • Espionage, Soviet
Label
A spy among friends : Kim Philby and the great betrayal, Ben Macintyre, (electronic resource)
Link
Instantiates
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Color
multicolored
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
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource.
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780804136648
Isbn Type
(electronic bk.)
Level of compression
unknown
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59c938ed-9e93-42a9-a0a6-70ea8b7e28e4
Publisher number
EB00208911
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
  • (OCoLC)883257578
  • (OCoLC)ocn883257578
  • 1005058
Label
A spy among friends : Kim Philby and the great betrayal, Ben Macintyre, (electronic resource)
Link
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Color
multicolored
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
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource.
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780804136648
Isbn Type
(electronic bk.)
Level of compression
unknown
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
59c938ed-9e93-42a9-a0a6-70ea8b7e28e4
Publisher number
EB00208911
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
  • (OCoLC)883257578
  • (OCoLC)ocn883257578
  • 1005058

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