Last of the Cold War Spies: The Life of Michael Straight--The Only American in Britain's Cambridge Spy Ring

Last of the Cold War Spies: The Life of Michael Straight--The Only American in Britain's Cambridge Spy Ring

by Roland Perry
     
 

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The most damaging spy network of the Cold War, the infamous Cambridge Spy Ring, comprised several influential British citizens-and one American, Michael Straight. While a student at Cambridge University in the 1930s, Straight fell in with the circle of notorious spies, including the infamous Kim Philby. For the next several decades, Michael Straight led the secret

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The most damaging spy network of the Cold War, the infamous Cambridge Spy Ring, comprised several influential British citizens-and one American, Michael Straight. While a student at Cambridge University in the 1930s, Straight fell in with the circle of notorious spies, including the infamous Kim Philby. For the next several decades, Michael Straight led the secret life of a secret agent: While working at the State Department, he passed intelligence reports to a Russian agent; while running his family's magazine, The New Republic, he funded several Communist fronts; and while serving U.S. presidents, he continued to meet with Soviet agents around the world. Despite Straight's 1963 "confession" to the F.B.I. that his covert activity ceased in 1941, investigative journalist and author Roland Perry has unearthed a different story-the full and complete portrait of Michael Straight, last of the Cold War spies.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780786741243
Publisher:
Da Capo Press
Publication date:
12/17/2008
Sold by:
Hachette Digital, Inc.
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
300
Sales rank:
489,452
File size:
1 MB

Meet the Author

Roland Perry is an author and award-winning journalist living in Australia. Among his sixteen books is The Fifth Man, a biography of Victor Rothschild, British espionage agent; and Hidden Power, an investigation into the election and presidency of Ronald Reagan.

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