New PDF release: A Spy Named Orphan: The Lives of Donald Maclean

By Roland Philipps

Donald Maclean is the main notorious of Britain’s twentieth-century spies, a double agent who defected to the Soviet Union, and whose betrayal plunged the chilly struggle alliance among Britain and the U.S. into crisis.

Part of the ‘Cambridge Five’, Maclean used to be a real ideologue and the main advanced and compelling personality of the crowd. applying formerly labeled fabric from the SIS and overseas workplace documents, Roland Philipps unravels the guy and his many contradictions: a adolescence and upbringing packed with strictures; an grownup lifetime of repressions, deceptions and binges; a wedding advanced by way of secrets and techniques of its personal; and a looming feel of his destiny last in on him.

Taking us again to the golden age of espionage, A secret agent Named Orphan examines the nature, motivation and impression of the main ardent, harmful and enigmatic secret agent of the 20 th century. whilst it illuminates the alterations in global strength after the second one global battle, tracing the decline of yank and British kin in addition to the turning out to be relax of the chilly warfare that introduced us to the verge of catastrophe.

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