The master spy: the story of Kim Philby

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Vintage Books, Feb 19, 1990 - Biography & Autobiography - 292 pages
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Chronicles the career of Cold-War double agent Kim Philby, a British counter intelligence officer and KGB operative

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User Review  - Carlos Santos - Goodreads

The books get's off to a slow start just like a tank but by the time you get rolling it's unstoppable. Such a remarkable real life story about a remarkable individual. I can't get enough recounts of this time period, so exciting in many ways. I thoroughly enjoyed the read. Read full review

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User Review  - Mister Responsible - Goodreads

The amazing story of Kim Philby -- who was in charge of an important section of the British secret service, and who was also a spy for the Soviets. I didn't know anything about Kim Philby before ... Read full review

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About the author (1990)

Phillip Knightley was an award-winning investigative journalist with the Sunday Times for twenty years. He has written numerous books, including The Master Spy: The Story of Kim Philby, and a memoir, A Hack's Progress. He lives in London and travels widely to write and lecture.

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