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The Spy Who Changed The World: Klaus Fuchs and the Secrets of the Nuclear Bomb

 
 
Author
Mike Rossiter.
Publisher Headline  
Format hardcover
Product Dimensions 9.5 x 6.3 x 1.25 inches
ISBN 9780755365647
Pages/Publication Date 344/2014
Daedalus Item Code 54210
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In "a gripping espionage story that might have been penned by the master of Cold War spy fiction, John le Carré" (Daily Express, London), the author of I Sank the Bismarck and Target Basra tells the story of atomic scientist Klaus Fuchs, a German refugee entrusted with crucial work at the heart of the British and American efforts to build an atom bomb. When the new U.S. president Harry Truman announced at Potsdam in 1945 that the United States had developed a new and devastating weapon, Josef Stalin reportedly looked unimpressed. In fact, the Soviet Union was well aware of the bomb and was hard at work on its own version. Stalin owed his knowledge to Fuchs, who can lay claim to being the most successful spy in history, having given every piece of information he had to Soviet intelligence. Then in 1950, his spy mission complete, Fuchs made an unprompted confession to MI6. His espionage accelerated the start of the Cold War between Russia and the West, and caused a split between the U.S. and British governments that forced Britain to build its own atomic weapons. The world that Fuchs helped create remained in the grip of a nuclear stand off for a generation.
 
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