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Stalin's Englishman : the lives of Guy Burgess

Author: Andrew Lownie
Publisher: London : Hodder & Stoughton, 2015.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Guy Burgess was the most important, complex and fascinating of 'The Cambridge Spies' - Maclean, Philby, Blunt - all brilliant young men recruited in the 1930s to betray their country to the Soviet Union. An engaging and charming companion to many, an unappealing, utterly ruthless manipulator to others, Burgess rose through academia, the BBC, the Foreign Office, MI5 and MI6, gaining access to thousands of highly  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Biographies
Biography
Named Person: Guy Burgess; Guy Burgess
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Andrew Lownie
ISBN: 9781473627369 1473627362 9781473627376 1473627370
OCLC Number: 922848891
Description: xii, 427 pages, 24 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations (black and white) ; 24 cm
Responsibility: Andrew Lownie.

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The extraordinary true story of Guy Burgess, the man at the heart of the Cambridge Spy Ring and a linchpin of Cold War espionage.  Read more...

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Fine biography, packed with detail...impressive primary and secondary research * Wall Street Journal * Lownie brilliantly chronicles the life of the man at the centre of the Cambridge spy ring. * Read more...

 
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