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The Resource The spy who changed the world, Mike Rossiter

The spy who changed the world, Mike Rossiter

Label
The spy who changed the world
Title
The spy who changed the world
Statement of responsibility
Mike Rossiter
Title variation
Spy who changed the world
Title variation remainder
Klaus Fuchs and the secrets of the nuclear bomb
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Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Brilliant German physicist Klaus Fuchs worked on the Manhattan Project and developed many of the significant calculations that led to the creation of nuclear weaponry. He was also a spy. When the three leaders of the victorious allies, Britain, the United States and the Soviet Union, met at Potsdam in July 1945, President Truman announced to Stalin that the US had a new and devastating weapon. Observers report that Stalin paid no attention to this remark. In fact, Stalin was well aware of the existence of the atomic bomb, and the Soviet Union was rapidly developing its own. Stalin owed his knowledge to the atomic scientist Dr Klaus Fuchs, who can lay claim to being the most successful spy in history. A refugee from Nazi Germany, entrusted with crucial work at the very heart of the British and American nuclear weapons project, Fuchs gave every piece of information he had to the KGB, the Russian intelligence agency. His espionage accelerated the start of the Cold War between Russia and the West, and caused a split between the US 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
Summary
Using information found in archives from numerous countries, pieces together and confirms the long espionage career of Klaus Fuchs, the head of theoretical physics at the British Research Establishment who sold vital secrets about the atom bomb to the Soviets. 10,000 first printing
Biography type
individual biography
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10612717
Cataloging source
BT
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Rossiter, Mike
Dewey number
327.12
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • portraits
  • plates
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
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True
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  • Fuchs, Klaus Emil Julius
  • Espionage
  • Nuclear weapons
  • Espionage
  • Espionage, Soviet
  • Spies
  • Nuclear weapons
  • Nuclear weapons
  • Spies
  • Espionage, Soviet
  • Spies
Target audience
adult
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Klaus Fuchs, physicist and Soviet double agent
Label
The spy who changed the world, Mike Rossiter
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Control code
000052956141
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
vi, 344 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates
Form of item
regular print reproduction
Isbn
9780755365654
Isbn Type
(paperback)
Other physical details
illustrations, portraits
Label
The spy who changed the world, Mike Rossiter
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Control code
000052956141
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
vi, 344 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates
Form of item
regular print reproduction
Isbn
9780755365654
Isbn Type
(paperback)
Other physical details
illustrations, portraits

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