The Last Cambridge Spy: John Cairncross, Bletchley Codebreaker and Soviet Double Agent

Author:   Chris Smith
Publisher:   The History Press Ltd
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9780750981477


Pages:   256
Publication Date:   13 May 2019
Format:   Hardback
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Author:   Chris Smith
Publisher:   The History Press Ltd
Imprint:   The History Press Ltd
ISBN:  

9780750981477


ISBN 10:   0750981474
Pages:   256
Publication Date:   13 May 2019
Audience:   General/trade ,  General
Format:   Hardback
Publisher's Status:   Active
Availability:   Not yet available   Availability explained
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The Last Cambridge Spy is not just a fascinating, well-placed book about an interesting individual, but is also invites us to re-appraise the very idea of the 'Cambridge spy ring' -- Sir Dermot Turing Chris Smith offer us a remarkable account of John Cairncross...he has captured him at last - a riveting read -- Professor Richard Aldrich


The first biography to make use of recently released files on Cairncross from the Foreign Office, MI5, the Cabinet Office, GCHQ's records, the Bletchley Park Trust Museum, the Penguin archive at the University of Bristol, materials on his student days at the University of Cambridge Archives as well as his personal papers also deposited there


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DR CHRIS SMITH is a Lecturer in History at Coventry University. He is the author of The Hidden History of Bletchley Park (Palgrave Macmillan, 2015) as well as several related articles that have been published in journals such as History of Science.

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