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 warfare alliance among Britain and the U.S. into crisis.

Part of the ‘Cambridge Five’, Maclean was once a real ideologue and the main complicated and compelling personality of the gang. employing formerly categorised fabric from the SIS and international place of work data, Roland Philipps unravels the fellow and his many contradictions: a adolescence and upbringing choked with strictures; an grownup lifetime of repressions, deceptions and binges; a wedding advanced via secrets and techniques of its personal; and a looming feel of his destiny final in on him.

Taking us again to the golden age of espionage, A undercover agent Named Orphan examines the nature, motivation and effect 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 international warfare, tracing the decline of yank and British family members in addition to the becoming kick back of the chilly struggle that introduced us to the verge of catastrophe.

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