AUTHORHaynes, John Earl / Klehr, Harvey / Vassiliev, Alexander
CHAPTER TITLEEnormous: The KGB Attack on the Anglo-American Atomic Project
PAGE NUMBERS33-143
BOOK EDITORauthors, Ed.
BOOK TITLESpies: The Rise and Fall of the KGB in America
PUBLISHERYale University Press
CITYNew Haven, CT
DATE PUBLISHED2009
ISBN978-0-300-12390-6


This detailed chapter offers new perspectives on “Enormous," the code name designated by the Soviets for the massive intelligence operation that penetrated the Manhattan Project. The authors reveal a spy network that extended far beyond the activities of notorious spies Klaus Fuchs, David Greenglass, and Theodore Hall. The chapter describes how "Enormous" provided the Soviets with technical information and accelerated their development of the atomic bomb. Included are the names and contributions of previously unknown operatives as well as additional information on the agents listed above. The chapter also discusses the activities of the agents in the period immediately following World War II. Authors John Earl Haynes and Harvey Klehr are journalists who worked closely with Alexander Vassiliev, a former Soviet agent who compiled a notebook based on his access to KGB archives.


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