Klaus Fuchs: The Man Who Stole the Atom Bomb
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‘Moss went to nice pains to review all of the paperwork referring to Fuchs and interviewed everybody who had contact with him. His spy thriller is best than fiction.’ – LONDON REVIEW OF BOOKS
German-born Klaus Fuchs escaped the Nazi regime in 1933 and sought refuge in Britain.
Considered a genius, the introverted physics pupil hid his communist beliefs from his friends.
The scientist’s brilliance led to his recruitment, by the British, to develop the key atom bomb mission. At this level, Fuchs turned spy and commenced to cross on nuclear analysis secrets and techniques to the Soviet Regime.
As time handed, the refugee’s sense of loyalty to his pals and Britain led to him to doubt his actions and he reported much less data to Russia.
The British arrested Fuchs in 1950, after the FBI had decoded his Soviet messages. In August 1988, the Russians acknowledged for the primary time the important thing position that Fuchs performed within the constructing of their first atomic bomb.
Norman Moss provides detailed perception into Fuchs’ extraordinary story, inspecting his position in probably the most momentous historic improvement of this century, his contacts with the Soviet intelligence equipment, his friendships, the twists and turns of his thoughts and conscience, and the intelligence work that led to his arrest.
Fuchs’s dilemmas mirror among the basic ethical and political conflicts of our time.
Really helpful for followers of Ben Macintyre and John le Carre.
Norman Moss is a author, journalist and broadcaster. Different extremely acclaimed titles by the creator embrace Males Who Play God: the Story of the Hydrogen Bomb; A British/American Dictionary; The Pleasures of Deception; and The Politics of Uranium.
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Males Who Play God: The Story of the Hydrogen Bomb
‘An necessary guide’ Guardian
‘Filled with illumination… fascinating’ New Yorker
The Pleasures of Deception
‘Skilful and entertaining’ Sunday Telegraph