Ben Macintyre Q&A

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Times+ members enjoyed an evening talk with author Ben Macintyre on April 1.

Ben Macintyre is a columnist and Associate Editor on The Times. During his time at the newspaper he has worked as a correspondent in New York, Paris and Washington. He is the author of nine previous books including Agent Zigzag, shortlisted for the Costa Biography Award and the Galaxy British Book Award for Biography of the Year 2008, the no. 1 bestseller Operation Mincemeat and most recently the Richard and Judy bestseller Double Cross.

Now Macintyre hass realeased a new book, A Spy Among Friends: Kim Philby and the Great Betrayal. The book tells the true, untold story of Kim Philby, history's most famous traitor. Kim Philby was the most notorious British defector and Soviet mole in history. Agent, double agent, traitor and enigma, he betrayed every secret of Allied operations to the Russians in the early years of the Cold War.

With access to newly released MI5 files and previously unseen family papers, and with the cooperation of former officers of MI6 and the CIA, this definitive biography unlocks what is perhaps the last great secret of the Cold War.

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