Tue June 26 - Roland Philipps - A Spy Named Donald Maclean

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In our 3rd hour, Historian Roland Philipps will discuss the never-before told story of Donald Maclean, who was a British diplomat and member of the Cambridge Five who acted as spies for the Soviet Union. BIO: Roland Philipps is the grandson of Roger Makins, Maclean's former boss and the last man to see him before his defection; his other grandfather was, like Maclean, a lifelong communist. Roland Philipps worked as a publisher for thirty years, most recently as publishing director of Hodder and Stoughton and managing director of John Murray, and published a great deal of twentieth-century history which is one of his passions. He left publishing to write full time at the beginning of 2017. He currently resides in London. wwnorton.com/books/A-Spy-Named-Orphan/

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