New PDF release: Guy Burgess: The Spy Who Knew Everyone

By Stewart Purvis,Jeff Hulbert

Cambridge secret agent man Burgess was once a perfect networker, with a contacts ebook that integrated everybody from statesmen to socialites, high-ranking executive officers to the recognized actors and literary figures of the day. He additionally set a best for conflicts of curiosity, operating variously, and sometimes at the same time, for the BBC, MI5, MI6, the struggle workplace, the Ministry of data and the KGB. regardless of this, Burgess was once by no means challenged or arrested by means of Britain’s spy-catchers in a decade and a half espionage; soiled, scruffy, sexually promiscuous, a ‘slob’, conspicuously under the influence of alcohol and regularly drawing recognition to himself, his superiors have been confident he was once a long way an excessive amount of of a legal responsibility to were recruited by way of Moscow. Now, with a tremendous generation of hundreds and hundreds of records into the nationwide documents, Stewart Purvis and Jeff Hulbert display simply how this captivating institution insider was once capable of idiot his many neighbors and neighbors for therefore lengthy, ruthlessly exploiting them to penetrate significant British associations with no suspicion, the entire whereas operating for the KGB. Purvis and Hulbert additionally aspect his ultimate days in Moscow - so frequently a postscript in his tale - in addition to the instant the institution ultimately became on him, outmanoeuvring his makes an attempt to come back to England after he started to remorse his selection to defect.

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