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Mask Of Treachery

Costello, John

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ISBN 10: 0688044832 / ISBN 13: 9780688044831
Published by New York: William Morrow & Co, 1988, New York, 1988
Condition: Good/Very Good Hardcover
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Hard Cover. Good/Very Good/Very Good. First Edition. Non fiction/biography. Nice clean copy. No markings, DJ is vivid. Some dust spots on upper edge. Fascinating documented dossier on Anthony Blunt's Cambridge Spy Ring. Bookseller Inventory # 000471

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Title: Mask Of Treachery

Publisher: New York: William Morrow & Co, 1988, New York

Publication Date: 1988

Binding: Hard Cover

Book Condition:Good/Very Good

Dust Jacket Condition: Very Good

Edition: First Edition

Book Type: Non fiction/biography

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Newly discovered British and American reports, scores of interviews, and expert analysis substantiate an account of the espionage network created by Anthony Blunt and of that network's infiltration of British and American institutions

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The amazing exploits of the Soviet "Cambridge spy ring" have been extensively written about since Anthony Blunt, the queen's art advisor, was unmasked in 1979. British historian Costello provides a fascinating, massively researched portrait of the Soviet moles. His conclusions must be viewed cautiously, however, since most British secrets are still classified and since "a wilderness of mirrors" confronts anyone attempting to undo these labyrinths. More sweeping in his conclusions than Peter Wright's Spycatcher (Viking, 1987; see The Spycatcher Affair, below), Costello sees Blunt as the "first man" in the Cambridge ring, and the highly placed Guy Laddelle as the Soviet's "grandfather mole." Heavy going for the general reader, but sure to be much discussed. Recommended. Gregor A. Preston, Univ. of California Lib., Davis
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