John Cairncross

John Cairncross

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Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. John Cairncross (25 July 1913 - 8 October 1995) was a British intelligence officer during World War II who passed secrets to the Soviet Union during the war. He was alleged to be the fifth member of the Cambridge Five. Born to humble parents, his father was a manager of an ironmongers and his mother a primary school teacher, John Cairncoss was one of a family of eight, many of whom had distinguished careers. All three of his brothers became professors. One was the economist Sir Alexander Kirkland Cairncross (a.k.a. Alec Cairncross). His niece was the journalist Frances Cairncross, Cairncross was born in Lesmahagow, a small town on the edge of moorland, near Lanark in the central belt of Scotland, and educated at the Hamilton Academy; the University of Glasgow; the Sorbonne and Trinity College, Cambridge, where he studied French and German.
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  • Paperback | 112 pages
  • 152 x 229 x 7mm | 177g
  • United States
  • English
  • 6134962198
  • 9786134962193