A Spy Named Orphan : The Enigma of Donald Maclean-9781784703578

A Spy Named Orphan : The Enigma of Donald Maclean

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Author(s): Philipps, Roland,
Binding: Paperback,
Date of Publication: 19/02/2019,
Pagination: 464 pages,
Series: N/A,
Imprint: Vintage,
Published By: Vintage Publishing,
Book Classification: Biography: historical political & military, The Cold War, Espionage & secret services
ISBN13\EAN\SKU: 9781784703578

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...
Codenamed 'Orphan' by his Russian recruiter, Maclean was 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 escaped to Moscow. Drawing on a wealth of previously classified material, A Spy Named Orphan now tells this story for the first time in full, revealing the character and devastating impact of perhaps the most dangerous Soviet agent of the twentieth century.