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Trinity: The Treachery and Pursuit of the Most Dangerous Spy in History by Close, Frank
ISBN 9780241309834 – Allen Lane – Penguin UK Hardback 484 pp – August 2019
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.
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.