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The Resource Enemies within : communists, the Cambridge spies and the making of modern Britain, Richard Davenport-Hines

Enemies within : communists, the Cambridge spies and the making of modern Britain, Richard Davenport-Hines

Label
Enemies within : communists, the Cambridge spies and the making of modern Britain
Title
Enemies within
Title remainder
communists, the Cambridge spies and the making of modern Britain
Statement of responsibility
Richard Davenport-Hines
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
What pushed Blunt, Burgess, Cairncross, Maclean and Philby into Soviet hands? With access to recently released papers and other neglected documents,this sharp analysis of the intelligence world examines how and why these men and others betrayed their country and what this cost Britain and its allies. Enemies Within is a new history of the influence of Moscow on Britain told through the stories of those who chose to spy for the Soviet Union. It also challenges entrenched assumptions about abused trust, corruption and Establishment cover-ups that began with the Cambridge Five and the disappearance of Guy Burgess and Donald Maclean on the night boat to Saint-Malo in 1951. In a book that is as intellectually thrilling as it is entertaining and illuminating, Richard Davenport-Hines traces the bonds between individuals, networks and organisations over generations to offer a study of character, both individual and institutional. At its core lie the operative traits of boarding schools, the universities of Oxford and Cambridge, the Intelligence Division, Foreign Office, MI5, MI6 and Moscow Centre. Davenport-Hines tells many stories of espionage, counter-espionage and treachery. With its vast cope, ambition and scholarship, Enemies Within charts how the undermining of authority, the rejection of expertise and the suspicion of educational advantages began, and how these have transformed the social and political temper of modern Britain
Biography type
contains biographical information
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1953-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Davenport-Hines, R. P. T.
Dewey number
327.12092241
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
UB271.G7
LC item number
D38 2018
Literary form
non fiction
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Blunt, Anthony
  • Burgess, Guy
  • Cairncross, John
  • Maclean, Donald
  • Philby, Kim
  • Blunt, Anthony
  • Burgess, Guy
  • Cairncross, John
  • Maclean, Donald
  • Philby, Kim
  • University of Cambridge
  • University of Cambridge
  • Espionage, Soviet
  • Secret service
  • Spies
  • Espionage, Soviet
  • Intelligence service
  • Espionage, Soviet
  • Intelligence service
  • International relations
  • Secret service
  • Spies
  • Students
  • Great Britain
  • Soviet Union
  • Great Britain
  • Soviet Union
Label
Enemies within : communists, the Cambridge spies and the making of modern Britain, Richard Davenport-Hines
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Contents
Part 1. Rules of the game: The Moscow apparatus -- The intelligence division -- The Whitehall frame of mind -- The vigilance detectives -- The cipher spies -- The blueprint spie -- Part 2. Asking for trouble: The little clans -- The Cambridge cell -- The Vienna comrades -- The Ring of Five -- The people's war -- The desk officers -- The atomic spies -- The Cold War -- The alcoholic panic -- Part 3. Settling the score: The missing diplomats -- The Establishment -- The Brotherhood of Perverted Men -- The exiles -- The mole hunts
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
xxix, 642 pages
Isbn
9780008300838
Lccn
2017492267
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Other physical details
illustrations
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
9780007516681
System control number
  • 3503590
  • (OCoLC)1022951361
  • (OCoLC)on1022951361
  • 3502305
  • 3503590
Label
Enemies within : communists, the Cambridge spies and the making of modern Britain, Richard Davenport-Hines
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Contents
Part 1. Rules of the game: The Moscow apparatus -- The intelligence division -- The Whitehall frame of mind -- The vigilance detectives -- The cipher spies -- The blueprint spie -- Part 2. Asking for trouble: The little clans -- The Cambridge cell -- The Vienna comrades -- The Ring of Five -- The people's war -- The desk officers -- The atomic spies -- The Cold War -- The alcoholic panic -- Part 3. Settling the score: The missing diplomats -- The Establishment -- The Brotherhood of Perverted Men -- The exiles -- The mole hunts
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
xxix, 642 pages
Isbn
9780008300838
Lccn
2017492267
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Other physical details
illustrations
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
9780007516681
System control number
  • 3503590
  • (OCoLC)1022951361
  • (OCoLC)on1022951361
  • 3502305
  • 3503590
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