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Author Lokhova, Svetlana, author
Title The spy who changed history [ebook] : the untold story of how the Soviet Union stole America's top secrets / Svetlana Lokhova
Published New York : Pegasus Books, 2019
Edition First Pegasus books hardcover edition
Descript 1 online resource (xx, 476 pages) : illustrations, maps
Content text txt
Media computer c
Carrier online resource cr
Bibliog. Includes bibliographical references (pages 425-448) and index
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
Note Print version record
Subject Shumovsky, Stanislav, 1902-1984
Spies -- Soviet Union -- Biography
Espionage, Soviet -- United States
Soviet Union -- Politics and government -- 1917-1936
Soviet Union -- Politics and government -- 1936-1953
Electronic books
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Alt Author OverDrive, Inc
ISBN 9781643132822
1643132822

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