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Book Recommendation: A Spy Among Friends
Apr 18th, 2015 at 3:07pm
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Read this a while back, but just purchased Robert Littell's novel Young Philby, so it reminded me. Intelligence/espionage has always held a fascination, especially Kim Philby.

Macintyre's book is a great read, covering Philby's recruitment, rise and eventual fall within the British Secret Service. So, if you enjoy the subject, highly recommended.
  
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Re: Book Recommendation: A Spy Among Friends
Reply #1 - Apr 18th, 2015 at 3:19pm
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Have you ever read "A Man Called Intrepid"? It's about William Stephenson who trained with and worked with Ian Fleming (and my grand-father-in-law as well, incidentally). Ian Fleming claimed that Stephenson was the man after whom he modeled James Bond.

*Edit: Corrected the spelling of Stephenson. The subject of the biography is William Stephenson. The author of the biography is William Stevenson.
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Re: Book Recommendation: A Spy Among Friends
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I haven't read that one. I'll have to check it out.
  
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