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    Description"Can nothing be done to supress or get rid of Mr Chapman Pincher." Harold Macmillan, Prime Minister Harry Chapman Pincher is a legend among journalists. As an investigative reporter, he struck terror into those trying to hide the murky secrets of state. After early careers as a teacher, a scientist and a soldier, Chapman Pincher joined Lord Beaverbrook's then all-powerful Daily Express in the summer of 1945 - and quickly became the master of the journalistic scoop. His first splash, a top-secret account of the development of the atomic bomb, sparked a furious transatlantic row. It was only the start of a career in which his name became synonymous with high-level exclusives from the most secret corners of government. When he finally retired from journalism, the leaks kept coming, leading to a series of best-selling books on the infiltration of Britain's intelligence services by Moscow which culminated in the allegation in Their Trade is Treachery that the head of MI5, was a Soviet spy. Colourful, indiscreet and compelling, this life of a true journalistic colossus also reveals the secret history of the century he bestrode.

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    Chapman Pincher
    Dangerous to Know
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Harry Chapman Pincher
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    Format: Hardback
    Number of pages: 400
    Width: 156 mm
    Height: 234 mm
    Thickness: 241 mm
    Weight: 649 g
    ISBN 13: 9781849546515
    ISBN 10: 1849546517

    BIC E4L: BIO
    BIC subject category V2: BGA
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T4.0A
    BIC subject category V2: KNTJ, JPSH
    BISAC V2.8: LAN008000, POL036000, BUS070060, BIO000000
    DC23: 070.44932712092
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    14 February 2014
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    Harry Chapman Pincher was born in India in 1914 while his father was serving in the British Army. After moving to Great Britain, Chapman Pincher studied first at Darlington Grammar School and then King's College London before entering the teaching profession. He served in the Ministry of Supply during the Second World War and then embarked upon a lengthy and successful career in journalism, joining the Daily Express as a science and defence correspondent. Famed for his exposes, he is regarded as one of the finest investigative reporters of the twentieth century. Chapman Pincher has penned a number of books - both non-fiction and fiction - and is the author of the notorious Their Trade is Treachery. He lives in West Berkshire with his wife, Billee.
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    "Chapman Pincher is a legend - truly, a larger than life figure, one of the greatest reporters of the golden days of Fleet Street and still going strong at nearly 100 years of age. If you want to know how to ferret out a jewel of a story from the bowels of our security services, then read this book." Robert Harris " Chapman Pincher was arguably the greatest scoop-hunter of postwar British journalism. The man is a marvel. These engrossing memoirs contain enough material for twenty thrillers." Paul Greengrass, Director of The Bourne Trilogy & Captain Phillips "His tales of espionage and betrayal in this enthralling memoir belong to a world that younger readers might struggle to believe existed." Graham Stewart, The Times "He writes as directly and vividly as ever." The Spectator "His biography is absurdly colourful." Good Book Guide