Far and away his best!
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.
I can‘t get enough of Ben Macintyre‘s books, particularly in audio. Another great one!
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!)
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!
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!
With no new episodes of The Americans for a bit, I've decided to read about spies until it comes back.
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
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
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.