By Geoff Andrews

James Klugmann seems as a shadowy determine within the mythical historical past of the Cambridge spies. As either mentor and pal to Donald Maclean, man Burgess and others, Klugmann was once the guy who recruited promising scholars deemed ripe for conversion to the communist reason. This belief of him was once strengthened following the discharge of his MI5 dossier and the disclosure of Soviet intelligence records in Moscow. those published his key half within the recruitment of John Cairncross, the so-called ‘fifth man’, in addition to his pivotal war-time position within the precise Operations government in transferring Churchill and the allies to help Tito and the communist Partisans in Yugoslavia. during this booklet, Geoff Andrews finds Klugmann’s tale in complete for the 1st time, uncovering the motivations, conflicts and illusions of these drawn into the realm of communism and the sacrifices they made on its behalf.

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