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Stalin's Englishman: Guy Burgess, the Cold War, and the Cambridge Spy Ring

Autor: Lownie, Andrew

Editorial: St. Martin's Press

Formato:Tapa Dura

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Stalin's Englishman: Guy Burgess, the Cold War, and the Cambridge Spy Ring : Guy Burgess was the most important, complex, and fascinating of "The Cambridge Spies" - Maclean, Philby, Blunt - brilliant young men recruited in the 1930s to betray their country to the Soviet Union. An engaging and charming companion to many, an unappealing, utterly ruthless manipulator to others, Burgess rose through academia, the BBC, the Foreign Office, MI5 and MI6, gaining access to thousands of highly sensitive secret documents which he passed to his Russian handlers.

In this first full biography, Andrew Lownie shows us how even Burgess's chaotic personal life of drunken philandering did nothing to stop his penetration and betrayal of the British Intelligence Service. Even when he was under suspicion, the fabled charm which had enabled many close personal relationships with influential Establishment figures (including Winston Churchill) prevented his exposure as a spy for many years.

Through interviews with more than a hundred people who knew Burgess personally, many of whom have never spoken about him before, and the discovery of hitherto secret files, Stalin's Englishman brilliantly unravels the many lives of Guy Burgess in all their intriguing, chilling, colorful, tragi-comic wonder. NOTE: This is a Scratch and Dent book and may have noticeable dents, scratches and various other cosmetic issues as well as torn or missing dust jacket. These items are only guaranteed to be structurally complete and readable and therefore are sold as is.


Categoría   Sub-Categoría
History & Geography   Europe
Biografía y Autobiografía   Historical
Ciencias Políticas   Political Freedom & Security

ISBN 13:9781250100993
ISBN 10:1250100992
Formato:Tapa Dura
Idioma:Inglés
Páginas:433
Tamaño:9.40" l x 6.33" w x 1.44" h
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