In the annals of espionage, one name towers above all others: that of H.A.R. “Kim ” Philby, the ringleader of the legendary Cambridge spies. A member of the. More thoughts on Kim Philby’s My Silent War KIM PHILBY, THE AMERICAN INTELLIGENCE COMMUNITY, AND OPG: THE FOX BUILT THE HEN- HOUSE. 12 May For many years after the publication of My Silent War, it was rumoured that the autobiography of Kim Philby had been ghostwritten by the KGB.

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Anyone who wants to g Kim Philby was a fascinating character whose brilliance and addiction to treachery are equally staggering, but boy is he ever unable to bring his own story to life in this nose-thumbing account of capital-offense-level malfeasance.

My Silent War: The Autobiography of a Spy by Kim Philby

I had heard of Philby before and was expecting a much more interesting story with a lot of intrigue and adventure. Detalhes do produto My silent war kim philby comum: Yes, but not many of us have worked with a government to deprive individuals of their life or pgilby.

Dec 18, Denis Farley rated it it was amazing. If you are interested, for example, in how and why Philby first became a Soviet agent, don’t bother because he doesn’t really explain the beginnings of the whole thing lhilby he assumes his audience already knows, I guess. This is obviously must reading for anyone interested in this subject.

Philby and the other Cambridge spies became Communist agents in the service of the Soviet Union because they silenf it was the only way to defeat fascism in Europe.

Apr 10, D. Perhaps I was influenced by the gaming aspect to the action which may be closer my silent war kim philby the bone than the ‘logic’ behind one’s actions. Nothing worse than boring and confusing, with very little to take away.

What material he handed over to them and how he did pgilby and how he communicated with the Soviets over the years. The name my silent war kim philby is enough to provoke a whole raft of visceral feelings about treachery, deceit, double dealing and betrayal. Simply put, Philby was true to the cause he believed in.

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Review: My Silent War: The Autobiography of a Spy by Kim Philby — a monster unmasked

My silent war kim philby would expect a book by one of the most famous double agents in the history of spying to be more interesting. Rogues are usually fun, but not this guy. Although he pulls a veil over some areas, particularly his Soviet contacts, he is happy at other times to put the silenh in on some individuals.

Para receber o link de download digite seu celular:. Philby claims to have enjoyed good luck so consistent it never deserted him over an entire lifetime. Apr 10, Reverenddave rated it did not like dilent Shelves: Jan 31, Ryan Gough rated it did not like it. But perhaps that is the essence of a spy. Want to Read saving…. More than half the book focuses on his work during WWII, and while he was passing my silent war kim philby to the Russians at that time they were on our side, and it’s not as interesting.

Certainly one of the better parts of my class on my silent war kim philby Cold War. In fact if you deleted three or four sentences you wouldn’t know he was working for anyone but the UK government. Ganhe dinheiro conosco Publique seus livros Seja um associado Venda na Amazon. Kim Philby was a secret lifelong Soviet Communist who became the head of the British secret service, MI6, and betrayed or seriously compromised nearly all covert activity by every agent operating for the Americans and British, yet managed to remain pyilby place and undetected for almost three decades.

There absolutely no attempt to question his position. Given the vintage it has my silent war kim philby been superseded by more in depth and cutting summaries of his life and that of Burgess and McLean.

Formas de pagamento aceitas: His method in my silent war kim philby the many mj officers with whom he worked on both sides of the Atlantic is to give a couple of brief summary descriptive strokes that establish uniqueness, then put the person into interaction with others to add depth and complexity.

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Still haven’t read Spycatcher, even though I now have two copies of the damn thing An absolutely fascinating perspective on events, the tale that launched a thousand spy novels.

I suspect the latter. Compartilhe seus silet com outros clientes. He my silent war kim philby just a dedicated liar with the greatest contempt for everyone he came into contact with. I could of course be doing Philby a terrible injustice here he says swiftly, looking around for anyone with a sharp looking umbrella. By contrast, CIA men flaunted cosmopolitan postures. Not until his posting to Washington and Burgess’ defection does Philby allude to his covert association with the USSR as well wxr possible knowledge of the activities of Burgess and Maclean.

But on one level it doesn’t matter. Refresh and try again. I think Philby did sipent a more realistic view of the Soviet threat than most USAns ever had, and while that served the Soviet viewpoint, I grew up with the US viewpoint and after my engineering career in the silentt business I agree with him more than not. There is no my silent war kim philby of the workers whose interests he was willing to go to such extreme lengths for. The book is ohilby and very well written if you like extremely dry British humor but it leaves out quite a lot.

No trivia or quizzes yet. We know what Kim Philby was like in public, but we have no idea who Kim Philby was. While academically interesting, this is my silent war kim philby dry read. Rastreie seus pedidos recentes.

My Silent War

Still, while this autobiography may phllby be very truthful, it is well written. For a good fifteen years, he was at the heart of the British-American espionage effort against the Soviet Union. I’ll keep an eye out for Modin’s memoir. Reprint 24 de setembro de Idioma: