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

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"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"--
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subject_facetBritish Broadcasting Corporation -- Biography
Burgess, Guy, -- 1911-1963
Espionage, Soviet -- Great Britain -- History
Great Britain -- Relations -- Soviet Union
Great Britain. -- Foreign Office -- Biography
Intelligence service -- Great Britain -- History -- 20th century
Soviet Union -- Relations -- Great Britain
Spies -- Great Britain -- Biography
title_displayStalin's Englishman : Guy Burgess, the Cold War, and the Cambridge spy ring
title_fullStalin'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
title_shortStalin's Englishman
title_subGuy Burgess, the Cold War, and the Cambridge spy ring
topic_facetBiography & Autobiography
Burgess, Guy
Espionage, Soviet
History
Intelligence service
Nonfiction
Politics
Relations
Spies