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A spy named Orphan : the enigma of Donald Maclean / Roland Philipps.

Author/creator Philipps, Roland author.
Format Book and Print
EditionFirst edition.
Publication Info New York : W.W. Norton & Company, [2018]
Description440 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates ; 25 cm
Subject(s)
Portion of title Enigma of Donald Maclean
Contents Purity in thought -- Dared to question -- Orphan -- Lyric -- City of light -- Left Bank -- Blitz and Barbarossa -- Homer -- Iron Curtain -- Distant thunder -- Access all areas -- Chaos on the Nile -- Collapse -- Reconciliation -- Curzon -- Endgame -- Establishment -- Into the wilderness -- Comrade Frazer.
Abstract "Donald Maclean was one of the most treacherous spies of the Cold War era, a member of the infamous "Cambridge Five" spy ring. Yet little is known of this shrewd, secretive man. The full extent of his betrayal has never been documented--until now. Drawing on the recent release of previously classified files, A Spy Named Orphan meticulously documents the extraordinary story of a man leading a chilling double life until his exposure and defection to the USSR. Roland Philipps describes a man prone to alcoholic rages, who rose through the ranks of the British Foreign Office while secretly transmitting through his Soviet handlers reams of diplomatic and military secrets detailing intelligence on the making of the atom bomb and the division of power in postwar Europe. His story has inspired an entire genre of spy movies and novels, but no one so far has written the definitive story of the man code-named "Orphan.""--Provided by publisher.
Bibliography noteIncludes bibliographical references and index.
Genre/formNonfiction.
Genre/formBiographies.
Genre/formBiography.
Genre/formHistory.
Genre/formTrue crime stories.
Genre/formTrue crime stories.
Genre/formBiographies.
LCCN 2017060974
ISBN9780393608571 hardcover
ISBN0393608573 hardcover

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Joyner General Stacks DA585 .A1 P55 2018 ✔ Available Place Hold

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