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Extraordinary true story, often stranger than fiction,
This review is from: The Greatest Traitor: The Secret Lives of Agent George Blake (Hardcover)
I had heard of George Blake and knew at least that he had a dramatic escape from prison, but was surprised at how much richer his story is, encompassing World War II dramas and a Korean 'death march' as well as the well-known espionage. The author does an excellent job of focusing on the interesting stuff and is quite fair on Blake: he acknowledges the harm he did to the British (and Americans) but seems to accept that Blake had his own set of values.
Overall, a really enjoyable account of an amazing life, and one that is still being lived. It would be fascinating to know what Blake himself, still alive in Moscow, would make of this excellent book.
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Initial post: 9 Apr 2013 10:34:23 BDT
You might like to check out "No Other Choice", this is Blake's own account of his life.
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