Stalin's Englishman

Guy Burgess, the Cold War, and the Cambridge Spy Ring
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Product Number: DD30278
Released: Jan 31, 2017
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ISBN: #9781515917274
Narrator/s: Steven Crossley
Publisher: Tantor Media, Inc
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Guy Burgess was the most important, complex, and fascinating of "The Cambridge Spies"-Maclean, Philby, Blunt-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 sensitive secret documents which he passed to his Russian handlers. In this first full biography, Andrew Lownie shows us how even Burgess's chaotic personal life did nothing to stop his penetration and betrayal of the British Intelligence Service. Even when he was under suspicion, the fabled charm which had enabled many close personal relationships with influential Establishment figures (including Winston Churchill) prevented his exposure as a spy for many years. Through interviews with more than a hundred people who knew Burgess personally, many of whom have never spoken about him before, and the discovery of hitherto secret files, Stalin's Englishman brilliantly unravels the many lives of Guy Burgess in all their intriguing, chilling, colorful, tragi-comic wonder.

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Author(s): Andrew Lownie
Narrator(s): Steven Crossley
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Released: Jan 31, 2017
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Publisher: Tantor Media, Inc
ISBN: #9781515997276
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Author(s): Andrew Lownie
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Publisher: St. Martin's Press
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