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Kim and Jim

Philby and Angleton, Friends and Enemies in the Cold War

Michael Holzman

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Weidenfeld & Nicolson
12 January 2021
Kim Philby's life and career has inspired an entire literary genre: the spy novel of betrayal. He was one of the leaders of the British counter-intelligence efforts, first against the Nazis, then against the Soviet Union. He was also the KGB's most valuable double-agent, so highly regarded that today his image is on the postage stamps of the Russian Federation.

Philby was the mentor of James Jesus Angleton, one of the central figures in the early years of the CIA who became the long-serving chief of the counter-intelligence staff of the Agency.

James Angleton and Kim Philby were friends for six years, or so Angleton thought. They were then enemies for the rest of their lives. This is the story of their intertwined careers and a betrayal that would have dramatic and irrevocable effects on the Cold War and US-Soviet relations. Featuring vivid locations in London, Washington DC, Rome and Istanbul, KIM AND JIM anatomises one of the most important and flawed personal relationships in modern history.
By:   Michael Holzman
Imprint:   Weidenfeld & Nicolson
Country of Publication:   United Kingdom
Dimensions:   Height: 232mm,  Width: 152mm,  Spine: 30mm
Weight:   400g
ISBN:   9781474617819
ISBN 10:   1474617816
Pages:   352
Publication Date:   12 January 2021
Audience:   College/higher education ,  Professional and scholarly ,  Primary ,  Undergraduate
Format:   Paperback
Publisher's Status:   Active

Michael Holzman was born in Brookings, South Dakota. He is the author of James Jesus Angleton, the CIA and the Craft of Intelligence, a biography of Guy Burgess, and one of Donald and Melinda Maclean. He has spent many years consulting for foundations, and writing blogs and speeches about literacy education for adults, then primary and secondary education. He lives in Briarcliff Manor, New York.

Reviews for Kim and Jim: Philby and Angleton, Friends and Enemies in the Cold War

A fascinating story, well told, of how one idealistic master spy and double agent caused serious damage to the strategic interests of the West and how another, taught by the first and vehemently anti-Communist, tried to prevent such a betrayal from ever happening again -- Saul David * SUNDAY TELEGRAPH *


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