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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With the renewed interest in Kim Philby triggered by the hugely successful "A Spy Among Friends", I thought it would be interesting to read this book, as it is often quoted in ASAF. It was written by ... Read full review

Review: The Master Spy: The Story of Kim Philby

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Great read. Author does a good job telling the story of Philby's life, alternating back and forth from the story of Philby's early life and his final interview in Moscow years after he had defected to ... Read full review


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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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