Guy Burgess: The Spy Who Knew Everyone by Stewart Purvis,Jeff Hulbert

By Stewart Purvis,Jeff Hulbert

Cambridge undercover agent man Burgess was once a excellent networker, with a contacts ebook that integrated everybody from statesmen to socialites, high-ranking govt officers to the well-known actors and literary figures of the day. He additionally set a most useful for conflicts of curiosity, operating variously, and infrequently concurrently, for the BBC, MI5, MI6, the struggle workplace, the Ministry of data and the KGB. regardless of this, Burgess used to be by no means challenged or arrested by way of Britain’s spy-catchers in a decade and a 1/2 espionage; soiled, scruffy, sexually promiscuous, a ‘slob’, conspicuously under the influence of alcohol and always 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 through Moscow. Now, with a huge iteration of thousands of records into the nationwide documents, Stewart Purvis and Jeff Hulbert display simply how this captivating institution insider used to be capable of idiot his many acquaintances and pals 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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