A Spy Among Friends

Based on personal papers and never-before-seen British intelligence files, this is Ben Macintyre’s epic telling of one of the greatest spy stories ever, a Cold War history that will keep you on the edge of your seat.

Author: Ben Macintyre

Publisher: Crown

ISBN: 0804136645

Category: History

Page: 384

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NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • The true story of Kim Philby, the Cold War's most infamous spy, from the master espionage writer and author of The Spy and the Traitor. Who was Kim Philby? Those closest to him—like his fellow MI6 officer and best friend since childhood, Nicholas Elliot, and the CIA’s head of counterintelligence, James Jesus Angleton—knew him as a loyal confidant and an unshakeable patriot. Philby was a brilliant and charming man who rose to head Britain’s counterintelligence against the Soviet Union. Together with Elliott and Angleton he stood on the front lines of the Cold War, holding Communism at bay. But he was secretly betraying them both: He was working for the Russians the entire time. Every word uttered in confidence to Philby by his colleagues in the West made its way to Moscow, leading countless missions to their doom and subverting American and British attempts to subdue the Soviet threat. So how was this cunning double-agent finally exposed? In A Spy Among Friends, Ben Macintyre expertly weaves the heart-pounding tale of how Philby almost got away with it all—and what happened when he was finally unmasked. Based on personal papers and never-before-seen British intelligence files, this is Ben Macintyre’s epic telling of one of the greatest spy stories ever, a Cold War history that will keep you on the edge of your seat.

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PLEASE NOTE: This is a summary of the book and NOT the original book. A Spy Among Friends by Ben Macintyre - A 30-minute Instaread Summary Inside this Instaread Summary: * Overview of the entire book * Introduction to the important people in the book * Summary and analysis of all the chapters in the book * Key Takeaways of the book * A Reader's Perspective Preview of this book: Chapter One At the age of twenty-two, Nicholas Elliott became a spy. Elliott's father, Sir Claude Aurelius Elliott, Headmaster at Eton College, had powerful connections. When Elliott announced his desire to join the intelligence service, his father was able to arrange it for him. Elliott attended prep school at Durnford, where he endured horrific brutality, then to Eton and Cambridge. He neither worked hard nor excelled academically, but developed a close friendship with Basil Fisher whose death during the Battle of Britain had a devastating effect on him. In 1938, Elliott was invited to accompany Sir Nevile Bland, a senior diplomat, to The Hague, the seat of government in the Netherlands, to serve as his honorary attaché in the Foreign Office. This opportunity provided his first introduction into clandestine work, as well as exposure to Hitler. He left The Hague with the conviction that Hitler must be stopped and the best way to do this was to become a spy...

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PLEASE NOTE: This is a summary of the book and NOT the original book. A Spy Among Friends by Ben Macintyre - A 30-minute Instaread Summary Inside this Instaread Summary: • Overview of the entire book • Introduction to the important people in the book • Summary and analysis of all the chapters in the book • Key Takeaways of the book • A Reader's Perspective Preview of this book: Chapter One At the age of twenty-two, Nicholas Elliott became a spy. Elliott’s father, Sir Claude Aurelius Elliott, Headmaster at Eton College, had powerful connections. When Elliott announced his desire to join the intelligence service, his father was able to arrange it for him. Elliott attended prep school at Durnford, where he endured horrific brutality, then to Eton and Cambridge. He neither worked hard nor excelled academically, but developed a close friendship with Basil Fisher whose death during the Battle of Britain had a devastating effect on him. In 1938, Elliott was invited to accompany Sir Nevile Bland, a senior diplomat, to The Hague, the seat of government in the Netherlands, to serve as his honorary attaché in the Foreign Office. This opportunity provided his first introduction into clandestine work, as well as exposure to Hitler. He left The Hague with the conviction that Hitler must be stopped and the best way to do this was to become a spy…

Spies in the Family

An American Spymaster, His Russian Crown Jewel, and the Friendship That
Helped End the Cold War Eva Dillon ... timing and geographical coordinates from
one intelligence agency to another,” wrote Ben Macintyre in A Spy Among
Friends, ...

Author: Eva Dillon

Publisher: HarperCollins

ISBN: 0062385917

Category: History

Page: 352

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A riveting true-life thriller and revealing memoir from the daughter of an American intelligence officer—the astonishing true story of two spies and their families on opposite sides of the Cold War. In the summer of 1975, seventeen-year-old Eva Dillon was living in New Delhi with her family when her father was exposed as a CIA spy. Eva had long believed that her father was a U.S. State Department employee. She had no idea that he was handling the CIA’s highest-ranking double agent—Dmitri Fedorovich Polyakov—a Soviet general whose code name was TOPHAT. Dillon’s father and Polyakov had a close friendship that went back years, to their first meeting in Burma in the mid-1960s. At the height of the Cold War, the Russian offered the CIA an unfiltered view into the vault of Soviet intelligence. His collaboration helped ensure that tensions between the two nuclear superpowers did not escalate into a shooting war. Spanning fifty years and three continents, Spies in the Family is a deeply researched account of two families on opposite sides of the lethal espionage campaigns of the Cold War, and two men whose devoted friendship lasted a lifetime, until the devastating final days of their lives. With impeccable insider access to both families as well as knowledgeable CIA and FBI officers, Dillon goes beyond the fog of secrecy to craft an unforgettable story of friendship and betrayal, double agents and clandestine lives, that challenges our notions of patriotism, exposing the commonality between peoples of opposing political economic systems. Both a gripping tale of spy craft and a moving personal story, Spies in the Family is an invaluable and heart-rending work. Spies in the Family includes 25 black-and-white photos.

Agent Zigzag

The True Wartime Story of Eddie Chapman: Lover, Traitor, Hero, Spy (reissued)
Ben Macintyre ... and the Galaxy British Book Award for Biography of the Year
2008, and the Sunday Times bestsellers Double Cross and A Spy Among
Friends.

Author: Ben Macintyre

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 1408806843

Category: History

Page: 384

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One December night in 1942, a Nazi parachutist landed in a Cambridgeshire field. His mission: to sabotage the British war effort. His name was Eddie Chapman, but he would shortly become MI5's Agent Zigzag. Dashing and louche, courageous and unpredictable, the traitor was a patriot inside, and the villain a hero. The problem for Chapman, his many lovers and his spymasters was knowing who he was. Ben Macintyre weaves together diaries, letters, photographs, memories and top-secret MI5 files to create the exhilarating account of Britain's most sensational double agent.

A Spy Has No Friends

In addition to this post I held various others, among them that of Senior Master at
the Tõrvand-Tellmann English College, a large coeducational school of eight
hundred pupils; English Teacher to the Ministry of Economic Affairs; broadcaster
of ...

Author: Ronald Seth

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 0755360508

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 300

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From the beginning of his mission as a British agent against the Nazis, Ronald Seth was a hunted man. Shot at as he parachuted down to the Estonian coast, he suffered extremes of deprivation before being captured and sentenced to death by hanging. And then the real hunt began – for what he knew, and for his identity. Seth had only one hope – could he convince his captors that he was a Nazi sympathiser and trick them into employing him as a spy? Enlisted as a German agent, in a position of precarious trust and constant danger, he embarked on a nightmare journey that took him from occupied Paris to the dark heart of the Nazi regime during the fall of Berlin. A SPY HAS NO FRIENDS is the thrilling story of a man playing a dangerous game against a lethal opponent.

A Spy s London

of friends among the Russian émigrés and the British élite; the Duchess of
Windsor, for instance, was one of her dressmaking clients. Volkov became
naturalized in 1935 but grew increasingly enamored of fascism, especially after
visiting ...

Author: Roy Berkeley

Publisher: Pen and Sword

ISBN: 1473811600

Category: History

Page: 384

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A historical tour of London landmarks for anyone fascinated by intrigue and espionage . . . Includes maps and photos. James Bond may be fictional—but London is indeed the espionage capital of the world. This book takes us through the city’s espionage history, with evocative photos and compelling stories and observations about 136 landmarks, conveniently organized into manageable walking tours for those living in or visiting the city. Go behind the façades of ordinary buildings to learn more about clandestine operations: from the modest hotel suite where an eager Red Army colonel poured out his secrets to a team of British and American intelligence officers, to the royal residence where one of the most slippery Soviet moles was at home for years, and the London home where an MP plotting to appease Hitler was arrested on his front steps in 1940.

A Murder Among Friends Mills Boon Love Inspired

She tried not to look at the other papers, already feeling like a spy. The two
missing cups were on the nightstand, and Maggie grabbed them quickly and
hurried back to the main room. She washed them, put them on the counter then
checked ...

Author: Ramona Richards

Publisher: HarperCollins UK

ISBN: 1408967421

Category: Fiction

Page: 158

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The death of bestselling author Aaron Jackson turned Maggie Weston's world inside out.

Lie Down with Lions

Leblond said: “There is a CIA agent among your circle of friends.” “My God!” said
Jean-Pierre. “That is not the disaster,” Leblond said irritably. “It is hardly
surprising that there should be an American spy among your friends. No doubt
there are ...

Author: Ken Follett

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 9781101143827

Category: Fiction

Page: 384

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"Vintage Follett . . . This is his most ambitious novel and it succeeds admirably." —USA Today Ellis, the American. Jean-Pierre, the Frenchman. They were two men on opposite sides of the Cold War, with a woman torn between them. Together, they formed a triangle of passion and deception, racing from terrorist bombs in Paris to the violence and intrigue of Afghanistan—to the moment of truth and deadly decision for all of them. . . . Look out for Ken Follett's newest book, A Column of Fire, available now.

A Spy by Nature

Saul pours us all a drink and a conversation develops among the five of them to
which I make no contribution. ... He has been growing more impatient with me in
the last few months, knowing that something in our friendship has changed, but ...

Author: Charles Cumming

Publisher: St. Martin's Press

ISBN: 1429917121

Category: Fiction

Page: 368

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This is what they told me a long time ago. Only make contact in the event of an emergency. Only telephone if you believe that your position has been fatally compromised. Under no circumstances are you to approach us unless it is absolutely necessary in order to preserve the security of the operation. This is the number. Alec Milius is young, smart, and ambitious. He also has a talent for deception. He is working in a dead-end job when a chance encounter leads him to MI6, the elite British Secret Intelligence Service, handing him an opportunity to play center-stage in a dangerous game of espionage. In his new line of work, Alec finds that the difference between the truth and a lie can mean the difference between life and death—and he is having trouble telling them apart. Isolated and exposed, he must play a role in which the slightest glance or casual remark can seem heavy with unintended menace. Caught between British and American Intelligence, Alec finds himself threatened and alone, unable to confide in even his closest friend. His life as a spy begins to exact a terrible price, both on himself and on those around him. Richly atmospheric and chillingly plausible, A Spy By Nature announces the arrival of British author Charles Cumming as heir apparent to masters like John le Carré and Len Deighton. A bestseller in England, it's the gripping story of a young man driven by ruthless ambition who finds himself chasing not just success, but survival. Look out for Charles Cumming's next novel, The Trinity Six, in March. William Boyd calls The Trinity Six "Utterly absorbing and compelling. A brilliant re-imagining of events surrounding the notorious Cambridge spy-ring."

The Fortnightly Review

... caused them to act , but expressed a doubt whether it was worth the trouble
and expense of any Government to maintain spies at all , and especially in such
large numbers as Bismarck was credited with doing . I repeat , I was among
friends ...

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The Fortnightly

... caused them to act , but expressed a doubt whether it was worth the trouble
and expense of any Government to maintain spies at all , and especially in such
large numbers as Bismarck was credited with doing . I repeat , I was among
friends ...

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Enter a Spy

I hope , ” commented Ballard , " that Walsingham does not disguise any of his
spies as Cambridge scholars . ” The young men laughed nervously . " You can
be sure you are among friends , sir , ” John Gage assured him . “ Good , " said
Ballard ...

Author: Herbert Lom

Publisher:

ISBN: 9780850362336

Category: Dramatists

Page: 112

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A Spy for the Union

There was anger at Lincoln's nighttime passage among the secessionists. ...
Pinkerton reported, He said that he was collecting money for the friends in
Baltimore, and they would yet make the attempt to assassinate Lincoln; that if it
had not ...

Author: Corey Recko

Publisher: McFarland

ISBN: 0786474904

Category: History

Page: 224

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Timothy Webster, best known for his work as a spy for the Union during the Civil War, began his career as a New York City policeman. In the mid-1850s he left the police department and took a job for Allan Pinkerton with his newly formed detective agency. As an operative for Pinkerton's agency, Webster excelled. His cases included tracking a world famous forger, investigating grave robberies in a Chicago cemetery, and seeking to uncover a plot to destroy the Rock Island Bridge. It was also as a Pinkerton detective that Webster made his greatest contribution to his country when he was part of a small group of operatives that uncovered a plot to assassinate then President-elect Abraham Lincoln in 1861. Webster went on to serve the United States as a spy in the Civil War. He traveled to the Confederate Capital multiple times and made many connections high up in the Confederate military and government. For a time he was the Union's top spy, but his career came to an abrupt end when, in 1862, he was betrayed by fellow spies and became the first spy executed in the Civil War.

A Spy on the Bus

This book , “ Fair & Square : A Lifetime Among Friends ” , was a revelation . When
he returned from World War II in 1945 , three Chicago financiers ( formerly
associated with Greyhound ) had purchased American Buslines and made a four
 ...

Author: Margean Gladysz

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Category: Business intelligence

Page: 272

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Westerly

... novel I ' m working on . As well as that I need to know what it is like to work in a
university day after day , for this is another thing my novel is about . The writer as
researcher is a spy , a spy among work colleagues , among friends , and even ...

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The Spy and the Traitor

Ben Macintyre reveals a tale of espionage, betrayal and raw courage that changed the course of the Cold War forever... BEN MACINTYRE'S NEXT BOOK AGENT SONYA IS AVAILABLE FOR PRE-ORDER NOW

Author: Ben MacIntyre

Publisher: Penguin UK

ISBN: 0241186676

Category: History

Page: 416

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*The No.1 Sunday Times Bestseller* *Shortlisted for the 2018 Baillie Gifford Prize* *Bill Gates' Top 5 Books for 2020* 'THE BEST TRUE SPY STORY I HAVE EVER READ' JOHN LE CARRÉ A thrilling Cold War story about a KGB double agent, by one of Britain's greatest historians - now with a new afterword On a warm July evening in 1985, a middle-aged man stood on the pavement of a busy avenue in the heart of Moscow, holding a plastic carrier bag. In his grey suit and tie, he looked like any other Soviet citizen. The bag alone was mildly conspicuous, printed with the red logo of Safeway, the British supermarket. The man was a spy. A senior KGB officer, for more than a decade he had supplied his British spymasters with a stream of priceless secrets from deep within the Soviet intelligence machine. No spy had done more to damage the KGB. The Safeway bag was a signal: to activate his escape plan to be smuggled out of Soviet Russia. So began one of the boldest and most extraordinary episodes in the history of spying. Ben Macintyre reveals a tale of espionage, betrayal and raw courage that changed the course of the Cold War forever... BEN MACINTYRE'S NEXT BOOK AGENT SONYA IS AVAILABLE FOR PRE-ORDER NOW

Murder Among Friends

The paperback was a spy novel he ' d been reading on the plane . He consumed
paperback spy stuff . But was this the time to be doing it ? I looked at my watch .
Minutes were ticking away and I was sweating heavily . What the hell was this ?

Author: Adams Rouns Table

Publisher: Berkley

ISBN: 9780425192658

Category: Fiction

Page: 288

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An intriguing selection of original short stories explores the diverse boundaries and bonds, trials and benefits of friendship in all its many facets, in works by Lawrence Block, Mary Higgins Clark, Warren Murphy, Peter Straub, Whitley Strieber, and other notable writers. Reprint.


Friends Intelligencer

... had been sent by the Turks as necessaries and comforts to render his situation
a spy ; but producing the certificates he had promore tolerable . This he soon
found means to cured from Friends in Germany , they let him do ; and also gave
an order that William ... among Friends , and being kindly informed , that if he
would turn Catholic he entertained and abundantly refreshed there , I should
have good ...

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