Treason in the blood: H. St. John Philby, Kim Philby, and the spy case of the century

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Houghton Mifflin, 1994 - Biography & Autobiography - 677 pages
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Brown tells the extraordinary stories of Kim Philby, a renowned double agent, and his father and mentor, Harry St. John Bridger Philby, who played a key role in establishing the modern Middle East. In this dual biography, the author includes interviews, private papers of both St. John and Kim Philby, and previously unreleased photographs and KGB memoranda--providing an intriguing account of espionage.

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Review: Treason in the Blood: H. St. John Philby, Kim Philby & the Spy Case of the Century

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This is the second time I have tried to read this book. I really enjoy the first part about H. St. John Philby and his role in shaping the oil concessions and future of the middle east. I feel like the book really slows down and becomes uninteresting when the topic shifts to his son. Read full review

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User Review  - Richard - Goodreads

This is a sprawling and at times gossipy epic contextualising the lives of both the senior Philby, a civil servant who converted to Islam and became an advisor to the Saudi rulers, and the junior, who ... Read full review

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About the author (1994)

Anthony Cave Brown is the author of Treason in the Blood, On a feild of Red, Bodyguard of Lies, and biographies of Stewart Menzies and William S. Dinivan. He currently lives in Broad Run, Virgina.

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