A Spy Among Friends

A Spy Among Friends

Kim Philby and the Great Betrayal

Audiobook CD - 2014
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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. Nobody thought he knew Philby like Nicholas Elliott, Philby's best friend and fellow officer in MI6. But Philby was secretly betraying his friend. Every word Elliott breathed to Philby was transmitted back to Moscow, along with those of James Jesus Angleton, head of the CIA.
Publisher: [New York] : Random House, Inc. : Books on Tape, [2014]
Edition: Unabridged
Copyright Date: ℗2014
ISBN: 9780553397888
Characteristics: 9 audio discs (11 hr.) : CD audio, digital ; 4 3/4 in
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Additional Contributors: Le Carré, John 1931-


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Jul 05, 2015

A compelling, albeit a bit dry, background into Kim Philby's massive spy fraud that resulted in the death of thousands. Macintyre casts a broad net capturing all the players in the game impacted by Philby's action. With this net, Macintyre pries open Philby's background to expose potential rationale for Philby's actions and to explain how he was able to play the game for as long as he did amid MI5, MI6, and the CIA.


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