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THE MASTER SPY: The Story of Kim Philby by  Phillip Knightley - First American Edition 1st Printing - 1989 - from Joe Staats, Bookseller (SKU: 3875)

THE MASTER SPY: The Story of Kim Philby

THE MASTER SPY: The Story of Kim Philby by  Phillip Knightley - First American Edition 1st Printing - 1989 - from Joe Staats, Bookseller (SKU: 3875)

THE MASTER SPY: The Story of Kim Philby

by Knightley, Phillip

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New York, NY, U.S.A.: Alfred A Knopf, Inc., 1989. First American Edition 1st Printing. Hardcover. Fine/Near Fine. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. Harold Adrian Russell ('Kim') Philby was one of the most remarkable spies in the history of espionage. It took him only nine years to rise through the ranks of the British Secret Intelligence Service to become, in 1949, at the age of thirty-seven, liaison officer to the CIA and FBI, a position that put him at the nerve center of the Western intelligence war against the Soviets. Yet Kim Philby--upper-class, Cambridge-educated, the quintessential Englishman--was also a KGB officer. Philby's defection to the Soviet Union in 1963 sent shock waves though the intelligence communities in London and Washington. It would take years before the extent of the damage he'd done to Western security could be fully assessed. Then, in the month before his death, twenty-five years after his defection, Philby talked at great length to British journalist Phillip Knightley, telling his story in its entirety for the first time. THE MASTER SPY has all the suspense, intrigue, and excitement of the great novels of espionage. As told here, Philby's story gives us an unprecedentedly clear, compelling picture of the man and the master spy, before and after defection. And it reveals, as never before, the dark, astonishing world that Philby both inhabited and--by virtue of the nature of his life--helped to create. Fine, in near-fine (price-clipped), mylar-protected dust jacket. B/M


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THE MASTER SPY: The Story of Kim Philby
Knightley, Phillip
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First American Edition 1st Printing
Alfred A Knopf, Inc.
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New York, NY, U.S.A.
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8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall

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Books shipped in secure packaging via USPS Media Mail, Priority Mail or Global Priority Mail, upon receipt of payment, unless customer requests another method of delivery. Shipping is within 24 hrs. of receipt of payment for money orders, and after three business days for personal checks. All book jackets are protected in mylar covers from Brodart. Customers have three business days within which to contact us with complaints about merchandise by e-mail. Returns must be approved, in original packaging material, and in the same condition as when shipped. Because we make every effort to have the best possible merchandise in the best condition, to describe it accurately and to package it securely, we will in most cases accept approved returns. Approved returns will be cheerfully refunded, or credit given toward other books. Our aim is to please, and to earn your return business with superior service and prompt delivery.

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