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The Secret World


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List of Illustrations Foreword by Sir Michael Howard Abbreviations and Glossary Editor's Preface Editor's Introduction: Hugh Trevor-Ropers Secret War 1. Sideways into SIS 2. Admiral Canaris 3. The Philby Affair 4. Deception 5. Ultra 6. Percy Sillitoe and Dick White 7. Antony Blunt 8. Michael Straight 9. Peter Wright 10. Otto John and Reinhard Gehlen Appendix 1: Correspondence with Patrick Reilly Appendix 2: Charles Stuart on Kim Philby Editor's Notes Bibliography Index

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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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Hugh Trevor-Roper was 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 and latterly Master of Peterhouse, Cambridge. 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 (I.B.Tauris) - has recently been published. E.D.R Harrison is an historian and writer specialising 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 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.


'superlatively entertaining' John Banville, the Guardian '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.' Standpoint 'A humorous, waspish and intriguing performance.' The Times

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