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A Spy Among Friends: Kim Philby and the great betrayal

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display_descriptionNEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • The true story of Kim Philby, the Cold War's most infamous spy, from the master espionage writer and author of The Spy and the Traitor.

Who was Kim Philby? Those closest to him—like his fellow MI6 officer and best friend since childhood, Nicholas Elliot, and the CIA’s head of counterintelligence, James Jesus Angleton—knew him as a loyal confidant and an unshakeable patriot. Philby was a brilliant and charming man who rose to head Britain’s counterintelligence against the Soviet Union. Together with Elliott and Angleton he stood on the front lines of the Cold War, holding Communism at bay. But he was secretly betraying them both: He was working for the Russians the entire time. 

Every word uttered in confidence to Philby by his colleagues in the West made its way to Moscow, leading countless missions to their doom and subverting American and British attempts to subdue the Soviet...
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subject_facetEspionage, Soviet -- Great Britain -- History
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Philby, Kim, -- 1912-1988
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title_displayA Spy Among Friends Kim Philby and the Great Betrayal
title_fullA Spy Among Friends Kim Philby and the Great Betrayal
A spy among friends : Kim Philby and the great betrayal / Ben Macintyre
title_shortA Spy Among Friends
title_subKim Philby and the great betrayal
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History
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Philby, Kim
Spies
True Crime