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The Philby Conspiracy by Bruce Page

The Philby Conspiracy

by Bruce Page, Philip Knightley, David Leitch

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A very careful study, by Times reporters, of how the Burgess/MacLean/Philby disasters happened. Much more info was revealed after this book came out, but this book is worth reading for itself. The preface by John Le Carre points out that one enormous question is: who got these spies (many of them brilliant) to so thorough a commitment? This book points out Philby's time in Vienna (and his first wife) as crucial, but there are no such visible influences for the others. Wikipedia shows that this is not clear even yet. ( )
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Bruce Pageprimary authorall editionscalculated
Knightley, Philipmain authorall editionsconfirmed
Leitch, Davidmain authorall editionsconfirmed
Le Carre, JohnIntroductionsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Ratzkin, LawrenceCover designersecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
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