The Secrets of the Service: A Story of Soviet Subversion of Western Intelligence

Anthony Glees, Author Carroll & Graf Publishers $22.95 (447p) ISBN 978-0-88184-375-0
Against the background of British foreign policy from 1939 to 1951, Glees examines the evidence of Soviet infiltration into British Intelligence and concludes that the extent of damage has been ""grossly exaggerated.'' Focusing on the cases of Guy Burgess, Donald Maclean, Kim Philby, Anthony Blunt and Klaus Fuchs, the study is nevertheless critical of the British secret service's failure to alert policy-makers to the dangers of wartime cooperation with Stalin. In a final section, Glees reviews the evidence against Sir Roger Hollis, director of MI5 (roughly equivalent to the FBI) during the '50s and early '60s, whom many believe to have been a Soviet ``super-mole.'' Refuting point by point the accusations made in Chapman Pincher's Too Secret, Too Long, Glees calls the case against Hollis ``a sham.'' Photos. (November)
Reviewed on: 01/01/1987
Release date: 01/01/1987
Genre: Nonfiction
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