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The nuclear spies : America's atomic intelligence operation against Hitler and Stalin

Author: Vince Houghton
Publisher: Ithaca, New York : Cornell University Press, 2019. ©2019
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"Explores why the United States government, considering how successfully it conducted the atomic intelligence effort against the Germans in World War II, was unable to create an effective atomic intelligence system to monitor Soviet scientific and nuclear capabilities"--
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Houghton, Vince.
Nuclear spies.
Ithaca : Cornell University Press, 2019
(DLC) 2018052015
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Vince Houghton
ISBN: 9781501739613 1501739603 9781501739606 1501739611
OCLC Number: 1061866015
Description: 1 online resource (239 pages)
Contents: Introduction : the principal uncertainty --
A reasonable fear : American (mis)perception of the German nuclear program --
Making something out of nothing : the creation of American nuclear intelligence --
Alsos : the mission to solve the mystery of the German bomb --
Transitions : from the German threat to the Soviet menace --
Regression : the post-war devolution of American nuclear intelligence --
Whistling in the dark : American (mis)perception of the Soviet nuclear program --
Conclusion : credit where credit is due
Responsibility: Vince Houghton.
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