Saturday, October 18, 2014

A Spy Among Friends: Kim Philby and the Great Betrayal

Fraternity. Readers who are interested in espionage after World War II are those most likely to enjoy reading Ben Macintyre’s book titled, A Spy Among Friends: Kim Philby and the Great Betrayal. I knew a lot of this story before reading this book, and understood how so many of the players went to the same schools, belonged to same clubs, and were vulnerable to betrayal because it was unimaginable that one of “our kind” would behave dastardly. Macintyre’s research uncovered one particular relationship: between traitor Kim Philby and his best friend, Nicholas Elliott. That pivotal relationship and its consequences serve as the centerpiece for this interesting account of cold war activities. Rating: Three-star (It’s ok) Click here to purchase A Spy Among Friends from

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