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The Resource The spy who changed history : the untold story of how the Soviet Union stole America's top secrets, Svetlana Lokhova

The spy who changed history : the untold story of how the Soviet Union stole America's top secrets, Svetlana Lokhova

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The spy who changed history : the untold story of how the Soviet Union stole America's top secrets
Title
The spy who changed history
Title remainder
the untold story of how the Soviet Union stole America's top secrets
Statement of responsibility
Svetlana Lokhova
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"On the trail of Soviet infiltrator Stanislav Shumovsky, codenamed Agent BLÉRIOT, Svetlana Lokhova takes the reader on a thrilling journey through Stalin's most audacious intelligence operation. On a sunny September day in 1931, a Soviet spy walked down the gangplank of the luxury transatlantic liner SS Europa and into New York. Attracting no attention, Stanislav Shumovsky had completed his journey from Moscow to enroll at a top American university. He was concealed in a group of 65 Soviet students heading to prestigious academic institutions. But he was after far more than an excellent education. Recognizing Russia was 100 years behind the encircling capitalist powers, Soviet leader Joseph Stalin had sent Shumovsky on a mission to acquire America's vital secrets to help close the USSR's yawning technology gap. The road to victory began in the classrooms and laboratories of MIT. Following his lead, other MIT-trained Soviet spies helped acquire the secrets of the Manhattan Project. By 1949, Stalin's fleet of TU-4s, now equipped with atomic bombs could devastate the US on his command. Appropriately codenamed BLÉRIOT, Shumovsky was an aviation spy. Shumovsky's espionage was so successful that the USSR acquired every American aviation secret from his network of agents in factories and at top secret military research institutes. In this thrilling history, Svetlana Lokhova takes the reader on a journey through Stalin's most audacious intelligence operation. She pieces together every aspect of Shumovsky's life and character using information derived from American and Russian archives, exposing how even Shirley Temple and Franklin D. Roosevelt unwittingly advanced his schemes."--Amazon.com
Biography type
individual biography
Cataloging source
NjBwBT
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Lokhova, Svetlana
Dewey number
  • 327.1247/0730092
  • B
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
index present
LC call number
UB271.R92
LC item number
S476 2019
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Shumovsky, Stanislav
  • Spies
  • Espionage, Soviet
  • Soviet Union
  • Soviet Union
Label
The spy who changed history : the untold story of how the Soviet Union stole America's top secrets, Svetlana Lokhova
Instantiates
Publication
Bar code
31223131093404
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 425-448) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
First Pegasus books hardcover edition.
Extent
xx, 476 pages
Isbn
9781643132143
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
System control number
(OCoLC)1120722130
Label
The spy who changed history : the untold story of how the Soviet Union stole America's top secrets, Svetlana Lokhova
Publication
Bar code
31223131093404
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 425-448) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
First Pegasus books hardcover edition.
Extent
xx, 476 pages
Isbn
9781643132143
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
System control number
(OCoLC)1120722130

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