November 17, 2017

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By Roland Philipps

Donald Maclean is the main notorious of Britain’s twentieth-century spies, a double agent who defected to the Soviet Union, and whose betrayal plunged the chilly struggle alliance among Britain and the U.S. into crisis.

Part of the ‘Cambridge Five’, Maclean used to be a real ideologue and the main advanced and compelling personality of the crowd. applying formerly categorised fabric from the SIS and overseas workplace records, Roland Philipps unravels the guy and his many contradictions: a early life and upbringing packed with strictures; an grownup lifetime of repressions, deceptions and binges; a wedding advanced via secrets and techniques of its personal; and a looming experience of his destiny remaining in on him.

Taking us again to the golden age of espionage, A secret agent Named Orphan examines the nature, motivation and effect of the main ardent, harmful and enigmatic undercover agent of the 20th century. whilst it illuminates the alterations in international strength after the second one international warfare, tracing the decline of yankee and British family members in addition to the growing to be sit back of the chilly warfare that introduced us to the verge of catastrophe.

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