By Ben Macintyre
Kim Philby was once 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 associates within the intelligence international, Nicholas Elliott of MI6 and James Jesus Angleton, the CIA intelligence leader, suggestion they knew Philby higher than a person, after which came upon they'd no longer identified him in any respect. this can be a tale of intimate duplicity; of loyalty, belief and treachery, type and moral sense; of an ideological conflict waged via males with cut-glass accents and well-made matches 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 records and formerly unseen kinfolk papers, and with the cooperation of former officials of MI6 and the CIA, this definitive biography unlocks what's maybe the final nice mystery of the chilly War.
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