By Kim Philby
Within the annals of espionage, one identify towers principally others: that of H.A.R. “Kim” Philby, the ringleader of the mythical Cambridge spies. A member of the British institution, Philby joined the key Intelligence provider in 1940, rose to the top of Soviet counterintelligence, and, as MI6’s liaison with the CIA and the FBI, betrayed each mystery of Allied operations to the Russians, fatally compromising covert activities to roll again the Iron Curtain within the early years of the chilly War.
Written from Moscow in 1967, My Silent War shook the area and brought a brand new archetype in fiction: the unrepentant secret agent. It encouraged John le Carré’s Smiley novels and the later espionage novels of Graham Greene. Kim Philby used to be history’s so much winning secret agent. He used to be additionally a great author who gave us the nice iconic tale of the chilly struggle and revolutionized, within the strategy, the paintings of espionage writing.