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The Spy Who Changed History: The Untold Story of How the Soviet Union Won the Race for America's Top Secrets...
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Svetlana Lokhova
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The Spy Who Changed History: The Untold Story of How the Soviet Union Won the Race for America's Top Secrets

Svetlana Lokhova


9780008242169

Harper Collins


Biography: historical, political & military;
History;
The Cold War


Paperback

304 pages

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`A superbly researched and groundbreaking account of Soviet espionage in the Thirties ... remarkable' 5 review, TelegraphOn the trail of Soviet infiltrator Agent Bleriot, in this bestseller, 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 enrol 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.

Recognising 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 - Shumovsky's destination soon became the unwitting finishing school for elite Russian spies. The USSR first transformed itself into a military powerhouse able to confront and defeat Nazi Germany. Then in an extraordinary feat that astonished the West, in 1947 American ingenuity and innovation exfiltrated by Shumovsky made it possible to build and unveil the most advanced strategic bomber in the world.

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 BLERIOT, Shumovsky was an aviation spy. Shumovsky's espionage was so successful that the USSR acquired every US 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.

By:   Svetlana Lokhova
Imprint:   Harper Collins
Country of Publication:   United Kingdom
Dimensions:   Height: 234mm,  Width: 153mm,  Spine: 37mm
Weight:   590g
ISBN:   9780008242169
ISBN 10:   000824216X
Pages:   304
Publication Date:   June 2018
Audience:   General/trade ,  ELT Advanced
Format:   Paperback
Publisher's Status:   Active

Svetlana is a 2018 Visiting Fellow at Churchill College, Cambridge. She has worked with Christopher Andrew for some years in Cambridge. She lives in London.


`A superbly researched and groundbreaking account of Soviet espionage in the Thirties ... remarkable' Telegraph

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