Young Philby

Young Philby

A Novel

Large Print - 2013
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When Kim Philby fled to Moscow in 1963, he became the most notorious double agent in history. A British intelligence agent since World War II, he had risen to become their chief officer in Washington. Exposure of other double agents led to the revelation that Philby had been working for Russia longer than he had been part of MI6. Now Robert Littell recounts the early years of this fascinating, flawed man who kept people guessing until the very end.
Publisher: Waterville, Maine : Thorndike Press, 2013
Edition: Large print ed
ISBN: 9781410456243
Branch Call Number: LPF LIT NVD
Characteristics: 357 p. (large print) ; 22 cm


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ChristchurchLib Dec 11, 2012

"As many of you will know, notorious real-life British intelligence agent Kim Philby worked secretly for the Soviet Union, passing them sensitive information for years before finally defecting in 1963. In this thoroughly believable novel, author Robert Littell puts forward a plausible scenario - that Philby was actually a triple agent - based on actual (if not definitive) evidence. Starting with Philby's early years in the game and building from first-person accounts of those surrounding him, Littell offers a fascinating if slow-paced tour of the thrills of espionage that fans of Cold War fiction will not want to miss." Thrillers and Suspense December 2012 Newsletter

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