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The Secret Twenties: British Intelligence, the Russians and the Jazz Age Hardcover – 7 Sep 2017

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  • Hardcover: 320 pages
  • Publisher: Granta Books (7 Sept. 2017)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1847082513
  • ISBN-13: 978-1847082510
  • Product Dimensions: 15.3 x 2.4 x 23.4 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 3.6 out of 5 stars 4 customer reviews
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 373,554 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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'We think of the Cold War being after the Second World War, but this is like the first freeze... Fascinating stuff' --Robert Elms, BBC Radio London

'A welcome and fascinating study of a pivotal yet under-explored aspect of history. Using previously unseen files, Phillips illuminates the growing role of espionage as suspicions grew about the threat from the new Soviet state -- all set against the glamour of 1920s London. It is an intoxicating combination' --Martin Pearce, author of Spymaster

About the Author

Timothy Phillips is the author of Beslan: The Tragedy of School No. 1 (Granta 2008). He grew up in Northern Ireland and now lives in London. He holds a doctorate in Russian from Oxford University and has written and spoken widely on British and Russian history.

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