STALIN'S ENGLISHMAN


STALIN'S ENGLISHMAN

ANDREW LOWNIE    Book Number: 86171    Product format: Hardback

Guy Burgess, the Cold War and the Cambridge Spy Ring are the subjects of this first, full-scale biography telling the extraordinary true story of the man at the heart of Cold War espionage. Fascinating and complex, the Cambridge Spies Maclean, Philby and Blunt, were brilliant young men, recruited in the 1930s to betray their country to the Soviet Union. A charming companion to many and an unappealing, utterly ruthless manipulator to others, Guy Burgess rose through academia, the BBC, the British Foreign Office, MI5 and MI6, gaining access to thousands of highly sensitive secret documents which he passed to his Russian handlers. Andrew Lownie shows how even Burgess's chaotic personal life of drunken philandering and promiscuous homosexuality did nothing to stop his penetration and betrayal of the British Intelligence Service. Even when under suspicion the fabled charm that enabled so many personal close relationships with influential Establishment figures including Winston Churchill, prevented his exposure as a spy for many years. Packed with vivid detail from many voices, viewpoints and nationalities, this is a matchless and exciting read about the Cambridge Five and how in Frederick Forsyth's words this 'truly ghastly spy and traitor could have been permitted to do so much damage.' 433pp approximately 70 photos including one of Harold Nicolson, husband of Vita Sackville-West, lover and mentor of Guy Burgess and Jack MacNamara, homosexual Conservative MP for whom Burgess worked until 1936. Cartoon illus, US first edition.
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ISBN 9781250100993
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