By Ben Macintyre
Kim Philby used to be the main infamous British defector and Soviet mole in historical past. Agent, double agent, traitor and enigma, he betrayed each mystery of Allied operations to the Russians within the early years of the chilly War.
Philby's closest acquaintances within the intelligence international, Nicholas Elliott of MI6 and James Jesus Angleton, the CIA intelligence leader, proposal they knew Philby greater than a person, after which came across they'd now not recognized him in any respect. it is a tale of intimate duplicity; of loyalty, belief and treachery, type and moral sense; of an ideological conflict waged by way of males with cut-glass accents and well-made fits within the cozy golf equipment and eating places of London and Washington; of male friendships solid, after which systematically betrayed.
With entry to newly published MI5 documents and formerly unseen kin papers, and with the cooperation of former officials of MI6 and the CIA, this definitive biography unlocks what's possibly the final nice mystery of the chilly War.
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A Spy Among Friends: Kim Philby and the Great Betrayal by Ben Macintyre