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Philby by Bruce Page, David Leitch and Phillip Knightley

Philby by Bruce Page, David Leitch and Phillip Knightley

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The Spy Who Betrayed a Generation

by Bruce Page, David Leitch and Phillip Knightley

The Book of The Month Club, 1969, black and white photographic plates, hardcover, dust jacket

Very Good Condition, a little edge and shelf wear, a little rubbing and bumping to edges and corners, previous owners inscription on front end paper, dustjacket shows some edge and shelf wear with rubbing, bumping, chipping, creasing, small tears and general wear (see photographs)

“The true story of Kim Philby is so fantastic that a spy-novelist would scarcely dare to invent it.  A Soviet agent from his early twenties, his penetration of the British secret service was so effective that in 1944 he became the director of its counter-Soviet department – a feat of duplicity unequalled in the annals of espionage.  He then became the link-man between the British service and the American Central Intelligence Agency, from which position he was able to betray every important secret of Western intelligence.
This book tells for the first time in detail how Philby penetrated the British secret service and rose to be its favourite son; of the operations he betrayed and the agents he sent to their deaths; how his cover way broken when he had to protect Donald Maclean – whose atomic espionage is here exposed for the first time in detail – and the amazing sequel in which Philby was secretly ‘tried’, cleared, and re-employed by the secret service.”


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