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A spy named Orphan, the enigma of Donald Maclean, Roland Philipps

A spy named Orphan, the enigma of Donald Maclean, Roland Philipps
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
individual biography
index present
Literary Form
non fiction
Main title
A spy named Orphan
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Responsibility statement
Roland Philipps
Sub title
the enigma of Donald Maclean
"Donald Maclean was one of the most treacherous spies of the Cold War era, a member of the infamous "Cambridge Five" spy ring. Yet little is known of this shrewd, secretive man. The full extent of his betrayal has never been documented--until now. Drawing on the recent release of previously classified files, A Spy Named Orphan meticulously documents the extraordinary story of a man leading a chilling double life until his exposure and defection to the USSR. Roland Philipps describes a man prone to alcoholic rages, who rose through the ranks of the British Foreign Office while secretly transmitting through his Soviet handlers reams of diplomatic and military secrets detailing intelligence on the making of the atom bomb and the division of power in postwar Europe. His story has inspired an entire genre of spy movies and novels, but no one so far has written the definitive story of the man code-named "Orphan.""--Provided by publisher
Table Of Contents
Purity in thought -- Dared to question -- Orphan -- Lyric -- City of light -- Left Bank -- Blitz and Barbarossa -- Homer -- Iron Curtain -- Distant thunder -- Access all areas -- Chaos on the Nile -- Collapse -- Reconciliation -- Curzon -- Endgame -- Establishment -- Into the wilderness -- Comrade Frazer
Enigma of Donald Maclean
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