Historical Dictionary of Atomic Espionage by Glenmore S. Trenear-harveyHistorical Dictionary of Atomic Espionage by Glenmore S. Trenear-harvey

Historical Dictionary of Atomic Espionage

byGlenmore S. Trenear-harvey

Hardcover | June 16, 2011

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Almost from the moment in 1940 that Otto Frisch and Rudofl Peierls suggested, from their small office in the University of Birmingham, that an atomic weapon could be miniaturized and delivered to its target by aircraft, the concept of atomic espionage can be said to have existed. No sooner had the famous Frisch-Peierls Memorandum been received by the British War Cabinet than a Soviet mole, John Cairncross, passed the details on to his Soviet contact. And 70 years later with the International Atomic Energy Authority (IAEA) estimating that up to 40 countries now have the capability of building nuclear weapons, the need to monitor this activity remains crucial. The Historical Dictionary of Atomic Espionage relates the history of atomic espionage through a chronology, an introductory essay, and cross-referenced dictionary entries on the agencies, agents, and operations. This book is an excellent access point for students, researchers, and anyone wanting to know more about atomic espionage.
Glenmore S. Trenear-Harvey heads Intel Research based in London and lectures across the globe. He is the author of the Historical Dictionary of Air Intelligence (Scarecrow, 2009). His involvement with the intelligence subject dates back to his days as a pilot with the Royal Air Force.
Title:Historical Dictionary of Atomic EspionageFormat:HardcoverDimensions:264 pages, 9.44 × 6.43 × 0.99 inPublished:June 16, 2011Publisher:Scarecrow PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0810871807

ISBN - 13:9780810871809

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This is the 14th book in the rather good Historical Dictionaries of Intelligence and Counterintelligence series....This work is recommended for a wide range of readership to include students of the post-war history of the great powers, those with an interest in politics and power, and those studying military history. I suspect that having this title in the personal bookcase is likely to impress one's friends, and, who knows, it could also form useful reading for those wishing to enter into a career with the intelligence services!