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Young Philby
     

Young Philby

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by Robert Littell
 

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An elegant, twisty spy story by a true master of the craft

 

 

Bestselling novelist Robert Littell employs all his considerable skills in telling the story of Kim Philby through the eyes of more than twenty true-life characters. As each layer is revealed, the question arises: Who really was this man?

 

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An elegant, twisty spy story by a true master of the craft

 

 

Bestselling novelist Robert Littell employs all his considerable skills in telling the story of Kim Philby through the eyes of more than twenty true-life characters. As each layer is revealed, the question arises: Who really was this man?

 

When Kim Philby fled to Moscow in 1963, he became the most infamous double agent in history. A member of Britain's intelligence service since World War II, he had risen to become their chief officer in Washington, D.C. after the war. The exposure of other members of the group of double agents known as the Cambridge Five led to the revelation that he had been working for Russia for even longer than he had been part of MI6. Yet he escaped, and spent the last twenty-five years of his life in Moscow.

 

In Young Philby, Robert Littell tells the story of the spy's early years. In the words of his friends, lovers, and Soviet handlers we see the development of a fascinating, flawed man who kept people guessing about his ideals and allegiances until the very end.

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Library Journal
The story of double agent Kim Philby is well known but little understood. What were his motivations and, finally, his ideals? Best-selling author and Gold Dagger winner Littell tries to answer those questions by reconstructing Philby's early life, as told from the perspectives of 20 real-life characters. Look for excerpts at Scrib'd, Watpad, and Issuu.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781410456243
Publisher:
Gale Group
Publication date:
04/10/2013
Edition description:
Large Print
Pages:
357
Product dimensions:
5.70(w) x 8.60(h) x 1.20(d)

Meet the Author

ROBERT LITTELL is the author of sixteen previous novels and the nonfiction book If Israel Lost the War, written with Shimon Peres, President of Israel. He has been awarded both the Gold Dagger and the Los Angeles Times Book Prize for his fiction. His novel The Company was a New York Times bestseller and was adapted into a television miniseries. He lives in France.

Brief Biography

Hometown:
Martel, France
Date of Birth:
January 8, 1935
Place of Birth:
Brooklyn, New York
Education:
B.A., Alfred University, 1956

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Young Philby: A Novel 4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
Tcasscros More than 1 year ago
I picked this up with great anticipation. It was more of a yawner than a truly suspenseful spy story.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
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