Stalin and the Bomb: The Soviet Union and Atomic Energy, 1939-1956

Stalin and the Bomb: The Soviet Union and Atomic Energy, 1939-1956

by David Holloway
     
 
A distinguished authority tells the spellbinding story of the people and politics behind the development of the Soviet atom bomb. Based on interviews with participants and research in newly opened archives, the book reveals how the American atomic monopoly affected Stalin's foreign policy, the role of espionage in the evolution of the Soviet bomb, and the

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A distinguished authority tells the spellbinding story of the people and politics behind the development of the Soviet atom bomb. Based on interviews with participants and research in newly opened archives, the book reveals how the American atomic monopoly affected Stalin's foreign policy, the role of espionage in the evolution of the Soviet bomb, and the relationship between Soviet nuclear scientists and the country's political leaders.

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New York Times Books of the Century
His hardheaded study gives little comfort to liberals and none to revisionist historians....[A] more complete story of Russian nuclear weapons than we have had yet about our own.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780300060560
Publisher:
Yale University Press
Publication date:
09/28/1994
Pages:
480
Product dimensions:
6.47(w) x 9.47(h) x 1.67(d)

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