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A Spy Among Friends
A Spy Among Friends: Kim Philby and the Great Betrayal | Ben Macintyre
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From bestselling author Ben Macintyre, the true untold story of history's most famous traitor
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DGRachel
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...and the official, bought on my birthday, birthday #bookhaul from B&N! Thanks to @Gina for sharing the non-fiction book list. Hey, at least I got the two I went in for! 🤣🤣

GingerAntics Maus is a great book. I really enjoyed it. I‘m not much of a graphic novel person, but it really worked for me. 8mo
DGRachel @GingerAntics Good to know! I‘ve seen a lot of love for it and decided WTH. 😆 8mo
Emilymdxn Maus is probably my fave graphic novel of all time! 8mo
Reviewsbylola Great haul! 8mo
Theaelizabet Say Nothing is amazing. Happy birthday! 8mo
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EmilieGR
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Far and away his best!

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KEOchuk
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This is an excellent book that centers the narrative of Kim Philby's betrayal of his country around his friendship with Nicholas Elliot, as well as his "close" set of friends within MI5, MI6, and the CIA. Macintyre's descriptions of the characters, be they large or small, are colorful and entertaining and one feel's as if one is at the table with the rest of them.

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ssravp
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I can‘t get enough of Ben Macintyre‘s books, particularly in audio. Another great one!

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Itchyfeetreader
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It occurs to me that my match for #summersantagoespostal #summersolsticebookexchange provided far more information that I did (new at all this!). I've cleared my tbr down to books I don't own which may prove a more helpful insight into my eclectic reading tastes than the guidance I originally provided 😳 (ps book tagged here is very good!)

Gissy So original this photo! 👍 3y
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Avidreader25
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This nonfiction book gives the fascinating account of one of the greatest spy betrayals in history. If you're a fan of the TV show The Americans, I would recommend this one!

TobeyTheScavengerMonk Tim Powers wrote an incredible supernatural spy novel that centers around Kim Philby called 3y
Avidreader25 @TobeyTheScavengerMonk Thanks for the recommendation! 3y
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Bookboss
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The miles flew by while I listened to this fascinating story of Russian spy Kim Philby. He worked for MI6, and rose in the organization all while passing information to the Soviets. The book focuses on his friendship with another MI6 operative, Nicholas Elliot. The author parallels Philby's betrayal of his country with his betrayal of his closest friend. I am now trying to choose a new audiobook. Decisions!

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CaringLoudly
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With no new episodes of The Americans for a bit, I've decided to read about spies until it comes back.

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ReadingEnvy
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Here are the books that have snuck into my collection in the last month. More commentary here: http://readingenvy.blogspot.com/2016/11/new-books-in-november-2016.html

charl08 Loved a Closed and Common Orbit (and I hardly ever read sci fi) 3y
ReadingEnvy @charl08 I was excited when I heard what it was about. I may save it for the holidays as my reward for getting through the semester! 3y
Jason_Roland Been meaning to get Milk and Honey. Let me know your thoughts. 3y
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ReadingEnvy @Jason_Roland ooh I talk about it on episode 72 if you want to hear some of it. I had borrowed from the library and needed my own. 3y
Kalalalatja Milk and Honey is such a wonderful and powerful poetry collection! I hope you like it 😊 3y
ReadingEnvy @Kalalalatja I confess I read it already and had to have my own copy. One of the poems is like my themesong. 3y
Kalalalatja @ReadingEnvy understandable! Everyone should have a copy 3y
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Jessicav
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YOU. YES YOU. Stack this book. You will not regret it. Fictional #spynovels are great, but this book is completely engrossing and endlessly fascinating. I somehow missed the Kim Philby story during my history degree, so I was drawn right in. GO GO GO!!! #photoadaynov16

Michelle_mck Aye aye 3y
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laurabradburywriter
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This was a fascinating story about WW II spies and a double agent from the Old Boy's Club who was a secret communist for decades before being caught. Ian Fleming appears, as do a multitude of other fascinating characters.

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