The Book

The riveting, secret story of the hundred-year intelligence war between Russia and the West with lessons for our new superpower conflict with China.

The Author

As an historian of intelligence and global security at Harvard University’s Kennedy School of Government, Calder Walton studies the hidden histories of great power conflicts — espionage, subversion, and sabotage, both past and present.


The Spies

Meet the spies, assassins, and defectors who waged a hidden war of covert actions, espionage, and assassinations for the world’s superpowers.

Kim Philby was one of the most notorious spies in history. From his position in MI6, he betrayed some of Britain and America’s most sensitive secrets to the Kremlin. Here he is in 1955, lying through his teeth in an NBC interview that questioned his association with members of the Cambridge Five spy ring.
Kim Philby