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A spy named Orphan

Roland Philipps

A spy named Orphan

the enigma of Donald Maclean

by Roland Philipps

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Published .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Great Britain. Foreign Office,
  • Soviet Espionage,
  • Spies,
  • Great Britain,
  • Biography,
  • History

  • Edition Notes

    Includes bibliographical references and index.

    Other titlesEnigma of Donald Maclean
    StatementRoland Philipps
    Classifications
    LC ClassificationsDA585.A1 P55 2018
    The Physical Object
    Pagination440 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates
    Number of Pages440
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL26959101M
    ISBN 100393608573
    ISBN 109780393608571
    LC Control Number2017060974
    OCLC/WorldCa1031320246

    Christened ‘Orphan’ by his Russian recruiter, Maclean was the perfect spy and Britain’s most gifted traitor. But as he leaked huge amounts of top-secret intelligence, an international code-breaking operation was rapidly closing in on him. Moments before he was unmasked, Maclean vanished.   A Spy Named Orphan The Enigma of Donald Maclean (Book): Philipps, Roland: "Donald Maclean was one of the most treacherous spies of the Cold War era, a member of the infamous "Cambridge Five" spy ring. Yet little is known of this shrewd, secretive man. The full extent of his betrayal has never been documented--until now. Drawing on the recent release of previously classified files, A Spy.

    The material I saw as I set out on Maclean’s trail was amazing: the search for the spy was triggered by a dazzling piece of code-breaking in America, which is fully explained for the first time in A Spy Named Orphan. It lasted for years and caused a deep mistrust between the .   A Spy Named Orphan, his first book, arises from lifelong connections to Donald Maclean and his story. show more. Rating details. ratings. out of 5 stars. 5 25% (72) 4 41% () 3 27% (78) 2 6% (17) 1 2% (6) Book ratings by Goodreads. Goodreads is the world's largest site for readers with over 50 million reviews. We're featuring millions /5().

    A spy named Orphan: the enigma of Donald Maclean. [Roland Philipps] -- Donald Maclean was a star diplomat, an establishment insider and a keeper of some of the West's greatest secrets. He was also a Russian spy, driven by passionately held beliefs, whose betrayal and.   A Spy Named Orphan The Enigma of Donald Maclean (Book): Philipps, Roland: "Donald Maclean was one of the most treacherous spies of the Cold War era, a member of the infamous 'Cambridge Five' spy ring. Yet little is known of this shrewd, secretive man. The full extent of his betrayal has never been documented--until now. Drawing on the recent release of previously classified files, A Spy.


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The outline story is familiar, but the amount of new detail here—on Maclean's personal, professional, and secret lives—exceeds all : Norton, W. & Company, Inc. Book review of A Spy Named Orphan: The Enigma of Donald Maclean by Roland Philipps - The Washington Post Roland Philipps explores the ideology that prompted Donald Maclean’s traitorous actions.

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Roland Philipps went into publishing on graduating from Cambridge and until recently was Publisher of John Murray. He has edited some leading novelists, politicians, historians, travellers and biographers. A Spy Named Orphan, his first book, arises from lifelong connections to Donald Maclean and his story/5(62).

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A Spy Named Orphan, his first book, arises from lifelong connections to Donald Maclean and his story/5(60). Drawing on a wealth of previously classified files and unseen family papers, A Spy Named Orphan meticulously documents his extraordinary story.

Roland Philipps unravels Maclean's character and contradictions, informed by a domineering father in a childhood at once liberal and : $   A SPY NAMED ORPHAN THE ENIGMA OF DONALD MACLEAN by Roland Philipps ‧ RELEASE DATE: May 1, A tale of the tangled web spun by a Briton who spied for the Soviet Union and ended his days in Moscow : Roland Philipps.

In this often exciting narrative, Philipps uses a trove of recently declassified files to trace the arc of Russian spy Donald Maclean’s life. While studying at Cambridge, Maclean became a. Drawing on a wealth of previously classified files and unseen family papers, A Spy Named Orphan meticulously documents his extraordinary story.

Roland Philipps unravels Maclean’s character and contradictions, informed by a domineering father in a childhood at once liberal and austere. Even after the passage of more than half a century, anyone even vaguely familiar with national security clearances must blink at British handling of the coterie of Soviet spies known as "The.

A Spy Named Orphan, his first book, arises from lifelong connections to Donald Maclean and his story. Read more. A SPY NAMED ORPHAN: The Enigma Of Donald Maclean THE author of A Spy Named Orphan is a grandson of Sir Roger Makins, the senior diplomat who was the last man from the Foreign Office to see Donald 4/5.

Yet little is known of this shrewd, secretive man. The full extent of his betrayal has never been documented - until now. Drawing on the recent release of previously classified files, A Spy Named Orphan meticulously documents the extraordinary story of a man leading a chilling double life until his exposure and defection to the USSR.

A Spy Named Orphan: The Enigma of Donald Maclean Roland Philipps Donald Maclean is the most infamous of Britain’s twentieth-century spies, a double agent who defected to the Soviet Union, and whose betrayal plunged the Cold War alliance between Britain and the United States into crisis."[A] lively and beautifully engineered biography." — John Banville, New York Review of Books, A Spy Named Orphan, The Soviet Agent Who Stole the West's.

The infamous "Cambridge Five" spy ring, effectively headed by Donald Maclean, but which also included Kim Philby, Guy Burgess, Anthony Blunt and the so-called "Fifth Man", John Cairncross, was the.