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My Silent War: The Autobiography of a Spy (Modern Library Classics)

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In the annals of espionage, one name towers above all others: that of H.A.R. “Kim” Philby, the ringleader of the legendary Cambridge spies. A member of the British establishment, Philby joined the Secret Intelligence Service in 1940, rose to the head of Soviet counterintelligence, and, as MI6’s liaison with the CIA and the FBI, betrayed every secret of Allied operations to the Russians, fatally compromising covert actions to roll back the Iron Curtain in the early years of the Cold War.

Written from Moscow in 1967, My Silent War shook the world and introduced a new archetype in fiction: the unrepentant spy. It inspired John le Carré’s Smiley novels and the later espionage novels of Graham Greene. Kim Philby was history’s most successful spy. He was also an exceptional writer who gave us the great iconic story of the Cold War and revolutionized, in the process, the art of espionage writing.

Synopsis:

Back in print for the first time in 12 years, this book is the legendary memoir of England's most infamous double agent, who spied for the Soviet Union from the top ranks of MI6 during and after World War II.

Synopsis:

In the annals of espionage, one name towers above all others: that of H.A.R. “Kim” Philby, the ringleader of the legendary Cambridge spies. A member of the British establishment, Philby joined the Secret Intelligence Service in 1940, rose to the head of Soviet counterintelligence, and, as MI6s liaison with the CIA and the FBI, betrayed every secret of Allied operations to the Russians, fatally compromising covert actions to roll back the Iron Curtain in the early years of the Cold War.

Written from Moscow in 1967, My Silent War shook the world and introduced a new archetype in fiction: the unrepentant spy. It inspired John le Carrés Smiley novels and the later espionage novels of Graham Greene. Kim Philby was historys most successful spy. He was also an exceptional writer who gave us the great iconic story of the Cold War and revolutionized, in the process, the art of espionage writing.

About the Author

Phillip Knightley is a journalist and the author of Master Spy: The Story of Kim Philby.

Graham Greene was a member of the SIS and one of the most highly regarded English novelists of the twentieth century. Among his many works are The Power and the Glory, The Human Factor, Our Man in Havana, and The Third Man.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780375759833
Foreword:
Greene, Graham
Introduction:
Knightley, Phillip
Introduction by:
Knightley, Phillip
Introduction:
Knightley, Phillip
Foreword by:
Greene, Graham
Foreword:
Greene, Graham
Author:
Knightley, Phillip
Author:
Philby, Kim
Author:
Greene, Graham
Publisher:
Modern Library
Location:
New York
Subject:
General
Subject:
History
Subject:
Military
Subject:
Spies
Subject:
Espionage, Soviet
Subject:
Personal Memoirs
Subject:
Spies - Great Britain
Subject:
Philby, Kim
Subject:
General Biography
Subject:
Biography-Military
Edition Description:
Trade paper
Series:
Modern Library Paperbacks
Series Volume:
107-47
Publication Date:
20020931
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Pages:
256
Dimensions:
8.00x5.26x.53 in. .41 lbs.

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Product details 256 pages Modern Library - English 9780375759833 Reviews:
"Synopsis" by , Back in print for the first time in 12 years, this book is the legendary memoir of England's most infamous double agent, who spied for the Soviet Union from the top ranks of MI6 during and after World War II.
"Synopsis" by , In the annals of espionage, one name towers above all others: that of H.A.R. “Kim” Philby, the ringleader of the legendary Cambridge spies. A member of the British establishment, Philby joined the Secret Intelligence Service in 1940, rose to the head of Soviet counterintelligence, and, as MI6s liaison with the CIA and the FBI, betrayed every secret of Allied operations to the Russians, fatally compromising covert actions to roll back the Iron Curtain in the early years of the Cold War.

Written from Moscow in 1967, My Silent War shook the world and introduced a new archetype in fiction: the unrepentant spy. It inspired John le Carrés Smiley novels and the later espionage novels of Graham Greene. Kim Philby was historys most successful spy. He was also an exceptional writer who gave us the great iconic story of the Cold War and revolutionized, in the process, the art of espionage writing.

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