The Secret World: Behind the Curtain of British Intelligence in World War II and the Cold War

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The Secret World unites Trevor-Roper's writings on the subject of intelligence - including the full text of The Philby Affair and some of his personal letters to leading figures.
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ISBN-13: 9781780762081
ISBN-10: 1780762089
Pagini: 320
Ilustrații: 12 in 8pp bw plates
Dimensiuni: 155 x 288 x 33 mm
Greutate: 0.62 kg
Ediția: New.
Editura: Bloomsbury Publishing
Colecția I.B.Tauris
Locul publicării: London, United Kingdom


Reveals the thoughts and opinions of a giant historian of the 20th century on this intriguing subject

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Hugh Trevor-Roper was one of the most brilliant historian of his generation. An expert in the history of early modern Britain and Nazi Germany, he was Regius Professor of Modern History at Oxford University, UK and latterly Master of Peterhouse College at the University of Cambridge, UK. He received a life peerage in 1979. He was the author of numerous books, including his famous investigation of Hitler's last days. During World War II, Trevor-Roper served in the Secret Intelligence Service, giving him a remarkable insight into the work of the intelligence services in Britain. A collection of his diaries - The Wartime Journals (2012) - is also available from Bloomsbury.E. D. Harrison is an historian and writer specializing in World War II. He attended Trevor-Roper's lectures while at Oxford University and has taught history at universities in Britain and the US. He has held the Laming Junior Fellowship, the Alistair Horne Visiting Fellowship at Oxford University, UK and an Anthony de Rothschild Fellowship in History of the Churchill Trust. He is the author of The Young Kim Philby: Soviet Spy and British Intelligence Officer (2012).


List of IllustrationsForeword by Sir Michael HowardAbbreviations and GlossaryEditor's PrefaceEditor's Introduction: Hugh Trevor-Roper's Secret War1. Sideways into SIS2. Admiral Canaris3. The Philby Affair4. Deception5. Ultra6. Percy Sillitoe and Dick White7. Antony Blunt8. Michael Straight9. Peter Wright10. Otto John and Reinhard GehlenAppendix 1: Correspondence with Patrick ReillyAppendix 2: Charles Stuart on Kim PhilbyEditor's NotesBibliographyIndex


Superlatively entertaining
A humorous, waspish and intriguing performance
An extraordinarily rich record of an unusually rich mind - one of the most interesting people in recent English intellectual life, caught at one of the most vital moments in English history.