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Trinity : The Treachery and Pursuit of the Most Dangerous Spy in History - Frank Close

Trinity

The Treachery and Pursuit of the Most Dangerous Spy in History

Hardcover Published: 6th May 2019
ISBN: 9780241309834
Number Of Pages: 528

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A thrilling new history of the most damaging nuclear spy ever to undermine the West, by an important scientific practitioner.

Klaus Fuchs knew more nuclear secrets in the last two years of the Second World War than anyone else in Britain. He was taken onto the Manhattan Project in the USA as a trusted physicist - and was the conduit by which knowledge of the highest classification passed to the Soviet Union. When Truman announced at the Potsdam Conference that the US possessed a nuclear bomb, Stalin already knew. This book, by an accomplished scientist as well as historian, is the first to explain the physics as well as the spying, and because Frank Close worked, like Fuchs, at the Harwell Laboratory, it contains much important new material.

About the Author

Frank Close is Professor Emeritus of Theoretical Physics at Oxford University and Fellow Emeritus in Physics at Exeter College, Oxford. He was formerly Head of the Theoretical Physics Division at the Rutherford Appleton Laboratory at Harwell, vice president of the British Association for Advancement of Science and Head of Communications and Public Education at CERN.

He was awarded the Kelvin Medal of the Institute of Physics for his 'outstanding contributions to the public understanding of physics' in 1996, an OBE for 'services to research and the public understanding of science' in 2000, and the Royal Society Michael Faraday Prize for communicating science in 2013.

Industry Reviews

A masterclass in thriller writing, it bears comparison with the most gripping spy sagas of Ben Macintyre -- Graham Farmelo * Guardian *
A brilliant new biography ... The book introduces crucial changes to ... the official version of events. -- Bryan Appleyard * Sunday Times *
Engrossing, brilliantly researched ... The scale of Fuchs's spying was astounding, as were its consequences -- Jay Elwes * Spectator *
He has delved into the archives to produce a remarkable story ... meticulous but highly readable -- Manjit Kumar * The Times *

ISBN: 9780241309834
ISBN-10: 0241309832
Audience: General
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 528
Published: 6th May 2019
Publisher: Penguin Books Ltd
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 24.1 x 16.4  x 3.5
Weight (kg): 0.95
Edition Number: 1

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