Stalin and the Bomb

The Soviet Union and Atomic Energy, 1939-1956
Author(s): 
Holloway, David
ISBN: 
0300060564
Date published: 
January 1996
Hardback
Price: 
£25.00
Pages: 
480

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 Soviet 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.