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Author Houghton, Vince, author.

Title The nuclear spies : America's atomic intelligence operation against Hitler and Stalin / Vince Houghton.

Publication Info. Ithaca, New York : Cornell University Press, 2019.

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Description 1 online resource (239 pages)
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index.
Summary "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"-- Provided by publisher.
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
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Subject Espionage, American -- Germany -- History -- 20th century.
Espionage, American -- Soviet Union -- History.
Nuclear weapons information -- History -- 20th century.
World War, 1939-1945 -- Military intelligence.
Cold War -- Military intelligence.
Military intelligence -- United States -- History -- 20th century.
World War (1939-1945)
Chronological Term 1900-1999
Genre/Form Electronic books.
Other Form: Print version: Houghton, Vince. Nuclear spies. Ithaca : Cornell University Press, 2019 9781501739590 (DLC) 2018052015
ISBN 9781501739613 (electronic book)
1501739603 (electronic book)
9781501739606 (electronic book)
1501739611 (electronic book)
9781501739590 (hardcover)