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Atomic spies: The Soviet penetration of the Manhattan Project's Los Alamos Laboratory

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Date Issued:
1998
Summary:
The intelligence services of the Soviet Union capitalized on several factors that facilitated their successful penetration of Los Alamos Laboratory, allowing them access to the secrets of the atomic bomb. The freedoms enjoyed in a democratic society, the appeal of communism, and the special considerations of wartime presented an environment in the United States conducive for the development and operation of Soviet spy networks. While these conditions did present the Soviets with circumstances favorable for espionage work, the foremost reason for the Soviet Union's skillful theft of atomic secrets from Los Alamos Laboratory involved the fact that they had help from inside of the Manhattan Project. The contributions of Theodore Hall, Klaus Fuchs, and David Greenglass allowed the Soviet Union to obtain critical information on both technologies required to develop the atomic bomb as well and a detailed bomb design.
Title: Atomic spies: The Soviet penetration of the Manhattan Project's Los Alamos Laboratory.
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Name(s): Cabrera, Christopher G.
Florida Atlantic University, Degree grantor
O'Sullivan, John, Thesis advisor
Type of Resource: text
Genre: Electronic Thesis Or Dissertation
Date Issued: 1998
Publisher: Florida Atlantic University
Place of Publication: Boca Raton, Fla.
Physical Form: application/pdf
Extent: 154 p.
Language(s): English
Summary: The intelligence services of the Soviet Union capitalized on several factors that facilitated their successful penetration of Los Alamos Laboratory, allowing them access to the secrets of the atomic bomb. The freedoms enjoyed in a democratic society, the appeal of communism, and the special considerations of wartime presented an environment in the United States conducive for the development and operation of Soviet spy networks. While these conditions did present the Soviets with circumstances favorable for espionage work, the foremost reason for the Soviet Union's skillful theft of atomic secrets from Los Alamos Laboratory involved the fact that they had help from inside of the Manhattan Project. The contributions of Theodore Hall, Klaus Fuchs, and David Greenglass allowed the Soviet Union to obtain critical information on both technologies required to develop the atomic bomb as well and a detailed bomb design.
Identifier: 9780599070608 (isbn), 15591 (digitool), FADT15591 (IID), fau:12350 (fedora)
Collection: FAU Electronic Theses and Dissertations Collection
Note(s): Dorothy F. Schmidt College of Arts and Letters
Thesis (M.A.)--Florida Atlantic University, 1998.
Subject(s): Manhattan Project (U.S.)
Los Alamos National Laboratory
Espionage, Soviet--United States
Spies
Atomic bomb
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