AUTHORHyde, H. Montgomery
TITLEThe Atom Bomb Spies
PUBLISHERHamish Hamilton
CITYLondon, England
DATE PUBLISHED1980
ISBN0-241-10271-5


This comprehensive account describes the widespread Soviet spy network in North America during and after the Manhattan Project. It tells how Igor Gouzenko, a member of Soviet intelligence, defected to the West and brought with him numerous incriminating documents and telegrams that led to a series of investigations and arrests for espionage. The author documents the arrest and trial of Allan Nunn May, who gave uranium to the Soviets, and of Klaus Fuchs, who gave the Soviets details of the bomb’s manufacture. He also explains the implication of Julius and Ethel Rosenberg for passing atomic secrets to the Soviets, and questions the validity of their death sentences.


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