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The Resource Stalin's Englishman : Guy Burgess, the Cold War, and the Cambridge spy ring, Andrew Lownie

Stalin's Englishman : Guy Burgess, the Cold War, and the Cambridge spy ring, Andrew Lownie

Label
Stalin's Englishman : Guy Burgess, the Cold War, and the Cambridge spy ring
Title
Stalin's Englishman
Title remainder
Guy Burgess, the Cold War, and the Cambridge spy ring
Statement of responsibility
Andrew Lownie
Title variation
Stalins Englishman
Title variation remainder
Guy Burgess, the Cold War, and the Cambridge spy ring
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"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 of drunken philandering 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"--
Summary
A biography of the most notorious member of the Cambridge Spy Ring describes how the charming but ruthlessly manipulative member of the British Intelligence Service provided Western secrets to Soviet Russia during the Cold War
Writing style
Assigning source
Provided by publisher
Biography type
individual biography
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
10532848
Cataloging source
DLC
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Lownie, Andrew
Dewey number
  • 327.1247041092
  • B
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • plates
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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True
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  • Burgess, Guy
  • Burgess, Guy
  • British Broadcasting Corporation
  • Great Britain
  • British Broadcasting Corporation
  • Great Britain
  • Spies
  • Espionage, Soviet
  • Intelligence service
  • BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY
  • POLITICAL SCIENCE
  • HISTORY
  • Espionage, Soviet
  • Intelligence service
  • International relations
  • Spies
  • Great Britain
  • Soviet Union
  • Great Britain
  • Soviet Union
Target audience
adult
http://bibfra.me/vocab/lite/titleRemainder
Guy Burgess, the Cold War, and the Cambridge spy ring
Label
Stalin's Englishman : Guy Burgess, the Cold War, and the Cambridge spy ring, Andrew Lownie
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 337-414) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
1794014
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
First U.S. edition.
Extent
xiv, 433 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9781250100993
Lccn
2016028503
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9781250100993
  • (OCoLC)932576915
Label
Stalin's Englishman : Guy Burgess, the Cold War, and the Cambridge spy ring, Andrew Lownie
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 337-414) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
1794014
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
First U.S. edition.
Extent
xiv, 433 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9781250100993
Lccn
2016028503
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9781250100993
  • (OCoLC)932576915

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