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My Silent War: The Autobiography of a Spy
 
 
Author
Kim Philby. Graham Greene, foreword. Phillip Knightley, intro.
Publisher Modern Library  
Format paperback
ISBN 9780375759833
Pages/Publication Date 218/2002
Daedalus Item Code 38959
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Probably the most infamous spy of the Cold War era, H.A.R. "Kim" Philby was the ringleader of a group of counterspies in Britain known as the Cambridge Five. Philby joined the Secret Intelligence Service in 1940 and, as MI6's liaison with the CIA and the FBI, betrayed every secret joint operation to the Russians, substantially compromising Allied efforts to roll back the Iron Curtain in the early years of the Cold War. Written from Moscow, where Philby sought refuge in 1963, this shocking confessional introduced a new archetype in fiction—the unrepentant spy—and inspired John le Carré's Smiley novels and the later espionage novels of Graham Greene.

"Behind the inbred upper-class arrogance, the taste for adventure, lies the self-hate of a vain misfit for whom nothing will ever be worthy of his loyalty. In the last instance, Philby is driven by the incurable drug of deceit itself."—John le Carré

"Treachery is the subject of My Silent War: The Autobiography of a Spy, the 1968 memoir of Kim Philby.... Back in print after 12 years, Philby's riveting, psychologically acute tale of spycraft offers a rather unflattering picture of the British secret service, and also addresses why he remained committed to communism even after revelations of Stalin's crimes."—Publishers Weekly

 
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