A spy Named Orphan: The Enigma of Donald Maclean download free [PDF and Ebook] by Roland Philipps

A spy Named Orphan: The Enigma of Donald Maclean download free [PDF and Ebook] by Roland Philipps year 2018
  • Book name: A spy Named Orphan: The Enigma of Donald Maclean
  • Author: Roland Philipps
  • Release date: 2018/12/23
  • Language: English
  • Genre or Collection: History and Archaeology
  • ISBN: 9781847923936
  • Rating: 7.45 of 10
  • Votes: 492
  • Review by: Dash Manuel
  • Review rating: 9.02 of 10
  • Review Date: 2018/10/1
  • Total pages: 448
  • Includes a PDF summary of 39 pages
  • Description or summary of the book: A PERFECT GIFT FOR FATHER'S DAY Donald Maclean was a star diplomat, an establishment insider and a keeper of some of the West's greatest secrets. He was also a Russian spy, driven by passionately held beliefs, whose betrayal and defection to Moscow reverberated for decades.Christened `Orphan' by his Russian recruiter, Maclean was the perfect spy and Britain's most gifted traitor. But as he leaked huge amounts of top-secret intelligence, an international code-breaking operation was rapidly closing in on him. Moments before he was unmasked, Maclean vanished.Drawing on a wealth of previously classified material, Roland Philipps now tells this story for the first time in full. He unravels Maclean's character and contradictions: a childhood that was simultaneously liberal and austere; a Cambridge education mixing in Communist circles; a polished diplomat with a tendency to wild binges; a marriage complicated by secrets; an accelerated rise through the Foreign Office and, above all, a gift for deception. Taking us back to the golden age of espionage, A Spy Named Orphan reveals the impact of one of the most dangerous and enigmatic Soviet agents of the twentieth century, whose actions heightened the tensions of the Cold War.
  • Estimated reading time (average reader): 24H30M55S
  • Other categories, genre or collection: World War 2 Books, European History, Biography: Historical, Political & Military, Espionage & Secret Services, Marxism & Communism, Political Control & Freedoms, Cold War
  • Available formats: PDF, WORD, EPUB, XPS, MobiPocket, DOC, TXT, GIF. Compressed in TZO, AZW3, TAR.GZ, JAR, RAR, TAR.XZ, ZIP
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  • Format: Hardback
  • Approximate value: 31.06 USD
  • Dimensions: 162x240x33mm
  • Weight: 836g
  • Printed by: The Bodley Head Ltd
  • Published in: London, United Kingdom

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