Books: The Kindly Superspy

MY SILENT WAR by Kim Philby. 262 pages. Grove. $5.95.

THE PHILBY CONSPIRACY by Bruce Page, David Leitch and Phillip Knighfley. 300 pages. Doubleday. $5.95.

THE THIRD MAN by E. H. Cookridge. 281 pages. Putnam. $5.95.

KIM PHILBY: THE SPY I MARRIED by Eleanor Philby. 174 pages. 8allanfine. 750.

Each working day in Moscow, a chunky, blue-eyed Englishman arrives at the KGB headquarters at No. 2 Dzerzhinsky Square to pursue his duties as "chief adviser" in Russian espionage against Britain, the Commonwealth and the U.S. He is well equipped for the job. As the most...