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Their Trade is Treachery - Chapman Pincher

London: Sidgwick & Jackson, 1981, Hardback in Dust Wrapper.
Condition: Very Good — in Very Good Dust Wrapper. Price Clipped. A little rubbing to the edges of the dust wrapper.

Illustrated by way of: Black & White Photographs;

From the cover: “This book is what Chapman Pincher regards as ‘the scoop of his lifetime’ — the inside story of treachery and cover-up in high places, never before told, never even suspected by the general public.

Their Trade is Treachery was originally the title of a booklet prepared in 1964 by MIS to show Whitehall officials the ruthless methods used by the Soviet bloc to trap the unwary into serving as spies and saboteurs. Ironically, the title of the booklet was only too well-chosen, for the security authorities vital to Britain’s interests — both MI5 and MI6 — have been far more widely and deeply penetrated by traitors working for the KGB and other Communist organizations than has hitherto been realized.

Burgess, Maclean and Philby are spies known to all, Blunt has recently been exposed as a traitor, but the treachery of others, who held even higher positions of trust, has long remained concealed.

In this remarkable and sensational book, Chapman Pincher reveals the extent of Soviet bloc penetration of Britain’s top security. He exposes the true extent of the Communist conspiracy to undermine the fabric of British life, and the methods used by Russians and their allies to gain a hold over the vulnerable and the unwary, so that they are prepared to betray their country. He shows how ‘super-moles’ and ‘super-spies’ have long served in MI5, MI6, the Foreign Office and defence installations, often reaching the top of their professions and causing untold damage. He shows that even ‘ Parliament and the trade unions are not free from this sinister penetration.

Chapman Pincher’s Inside Story proved an enormous success. Their Trade is Treachery is more than a sensational follow-up, it is an important book. For Chapman Pincher looks to the future as well as the past, to try to prevent a continuing story of subversion, espionage and cover-up.”


Size: 9½" x 6¼". Red boards with Gilt titling to the Spine. [XI] 240 pages.
£9.50