The Young Kim Philby
Soviet Spy and British Intelligence Officer
In 1944 Kim Philby was appointed head of the anti-communist section of Britain’s Secret Intelligence Service, a crucial promotion that enabled him to spy at the highest level for Stalin’s Russia. Drawing on recently released materials from public and private archives, this serious account of Philby’s early years examines his ideological motivations and the manoeuvres behind his appointment, and asks how this privileged Cambridge graduate and Times correspondent became the ‘spy who betrayed a generation’.
A Roman Life
Rutilius Gallicus On Paper & In Stone
The life of Rutilius Gallicus, chief of police, poet and courtier of Emperor Domitian, can be studied through both inscription and poetry (especially in verses by Statius) and it offers an entertaining insight into Roman life generally. Slightly off-mint.