ISBN 9781408868201,A Spy Among Friends: Kim Philby and the Great Betrayal

A Spy Among Friends: Kim Philby and the Great Betrayal



Bloomsbury Publishing

Publication Year 2015

ISBN 9781408868201

ISBN-10 1408868202


Number of Pages 368 Pages
Language (English)

Literature & Fiction

During the height of the Cold War, Kim Philby was one of the most trusted British intelligence agents. His closest friends, Nicholas Elliott of MI6 and James Jesus Angleton, the CIA intelligence chief, thought they knew him better than anyone. They thought wrong. Philby was a double agent, a Soviet mole who had betrayed them at every turn, offering up Allied operations' secrets to the Russians. How was it that one man could move unnoticed amidst one of the greatest intelligence agencies of its time? How was it that no one noticed that their best agent had decided to become a spy for the Russians? An intimate tale of loyalty, treachery, class and conscience, this is a story of a man who betrayed heart and soul and became an enigma. Containing newly released notes and files from MI5 and hitherto hidden family archives, this account presents a detailed story of Kim Philby, one of the Cold War's last great secrets.