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A Spy Among Friends

Philby and the Great Betrayal

By Ben Macintyre
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A Spy Among Friends: Philby and the Great Betrayal by Ben Macintyre

A Spy Among Friends (2014) details the life of Kim Philby, a highly respected operative who rose through the ranks of the British secret services during World War II and the Cold War. Though a seeming paragon of British values, he actually spent his career working as a double agent for the Russians.

  • Fans of John Le Carré and other spy novelists
  • People interested in the history of the Cold War
  • Espionage enthusiasts and would-be spies

Ben Macintyre is a journalist and historian. Currently a columnist for the Times, he’s written several best-selling books on various war-related intelligence operations and events, including the D-day landings and Operation Mincemeat.  

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