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Author:
Allen M. Hornblum
ISBN13:
978-0300177572
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0300177577
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Yale University Press; First Edition edition (September 27, 2011)
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Truth is stranger than fiction, but Allen M. Hornblums's new book reads like some fictional character developed .

Truth is stranger than fiction, but Allen M. Hornblums's new book reads like some fictional character developed and molded from John le Carre's numerous spy novels. This then, is a read you can not afford to pass up! "The Invisible Harry Gold" is the best book on the subject matter to come out in the last 10 years and to miss it would be a literary and academic tragedy. I salute Mr. Hornblums's superb hard work and masterful job of producing a really good book! "ZA ZDOROVYA!"

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Hornblum, Allen M. Gold, Harry, Atomic bomb, Manhattan Project (. Spies, Chemists, Prisoners, Espionage, Soviet. New Haven : Yale University Press. Books for People with Print Disabilities. Internet Archive Books. Uploaded by Alethea Bowser on December 21, 2011.

The Invisible Harry Gold book. He was assigned to be physicist Klaus Fuchs’s handler and ultimately conveyed sheaves of stolen information about the Manhattan Project In the history of Soviet espionage in America, few people figure more crucially than Harry Gold.

In 2011, Hornblum released The Invisible Harry Gold: The Man Who Gave the Soviets the Atom Bomb, a book about the life of Harry Gold, an American spy in the Soviet underground. In the mid-1940s, Gold took atomic secrets from Klaus Fuchs and gave them to the Soviet Union The Klondike Bake Oven Deaths. Hornblum´s latest book concerns the gruesome murder of prision inmates who took part in a prision strike in Philadelphia in 1938.

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InThe Invisible Harry Gold, journalist and historian Allen Hornblum paints a surprising portrait of this notorious yet unknown figure. eISBN: 978-0-300-15678-2. With pride and expectation, Harry Gold traveled to New York City one November evening in 1935 to meet the Amtorg official who would now be providing photocopying services

In the history of Soviet espionage in America, few people figure more crucially than Harry Gold.

In the history of Soviet espionage in America, few people figure more crucially than Harry Gold. He was assigned to be physicist Klaus Fuchs s handler and ultimately conveyed sheaves of stolen information about the Manhattan Project from Los Alamos to Russian agents.

In The Invisible Harry Gold, journalist and historian Allen Hornblum paints a surprising portrait of this notorious yet unknown figure.

He was assigned to be physicist Klaus Fuchs’s handler and ultimately conveyed sheaves of stolen information about the Manhattan Project from Los Alamos to Russian agents. He is literally the man who gave the USSR the plans for the atom bomb. The subject of the most intensive public manhunt in the history of the FBI, Gold was arrested in May 1950. In The Invisible Harry Gold, journalist and historian Allen Hornblum paints a surprising portrait of this notorious yet unknown figure.

The Invisible Harry Gold: The Man Who Gave the Soviets the Atom Bomb. By Allen M. He told his interrogators everything he knew, which was a lot, about Soviet spy networks in the United States.

The Invisible Harry Gold : The Man Who Gave the Soviets the Atom Bomb. By (author) Allen M.

In the history of Soviet espionage in America, few people figure more crucially than Harry Gold. A Russian Jewish immigrant who spied for the Soviets from 1935 until 1950, Gold was an accomplished industrial and military espionage agent. He was assigned to be physicist Klaus Fuchs’s “handler” and ultimately conveyed sheaves of stolen information about the Manhattan Project from Los Alamos to Russian agents. He is literally the man who gave the USSR the plans for the atom bomb. The subject of the most intensive public manhunt in the history of the FBI, Gold was arrested in May 1950. His confession revealed scores of contacts, and his testimony in the trial of the Rosenbergs proved pivotal. Yet among his co-workers, fellow prisoners at Lewisburg Penitentiary, and even those in the FBI, Gold earned respect, admiration, and affection.

In The Invisible Harry Gold, journalist and historian Allen Hornblum paints a surprising portrait of this notorious yet unknown figure. Through interviews with many individuals who knew Gold and years of research into primary documents, Hornblum has produced a gripping account of how a fundamentally decent and well-intentioned man helped commit the greatest scientific theft of the twentieth century.

  • After the fall and demise of the Cold War,numerous archives containing millions of classified pages pertaining to the intelligence activities of this fascinating era of human history were open to the public.It is a well-known fact that the Cold War was in many ways a war of shadows. The Great Game was played all over the world. One of those who joined the game was Harry Gold. He originated from a Jewish family and for more tham fifteen years Gold spied for the Russians. His fame was due to his contacts with Klaus Fuchs. It was Fuchs who gave Gold the most secret documents which were used in the the Manhattan Project. In doing so,the Russians shortened their way and ambitions in achieving their A-bomb.
    Gold's luck ran out in 1950 after Fuch's confession,which was taken during his imprisonment in Britain.
    This book reads like one of Le Carre's book,but the difference is that everything in it is non- fiction. We get an extremely detailed and interesting story about Gold's background,his parents and his only brother,as well as his education and aspirations to become a chemist.
    Gold was not alone in this game and there are excellent characterizations of other known and lesser known figure who aided or guided Gold -and all these supervised and instructed by Russian handlers and additional spies who operated at that time on American soil.The human side of Gold is more than emphasized and Mr.Hornblum is very good when describing the legal procedure leading to his arrest,trial and imprisonment. Gold's evidence in the Rosenberg trial was essential. Gold also earned all the respect from his fellow prisoners and even got good words from the FBI people.
    This books is based on years of deep and serious research in addition to many interviews and there is not even one dull moment in it. This is a rariry these days when many shallow books are written.This book is different and a gem! Hornblum is also very good at analyzing the various episodes in Gold's life,remaining detached from them.
    To conclude,it is worth mentioning Gold's words written from the penitentiary: "I have never intended any harm to the United States. For I have steadfastly considered that first and finally I am an American citizen. This is my country and I love it".

  • "The Invisible Harry Gold: the Man Who Gave the Soviets the Atom Bomb" by Allen M. Hornblum (Copyright 2010) is one of the most definitive works of Soviet Espionage in America to come along in sometime. This book belongs in the special historical section of Soviet Espionage along with a few other serious works such as: "The Implosion Conspiracy" by Louis Nizer (1973), "The Rosenberg File: 2nd Edition" by Ronald Rodosh and Joyce Milton (1997), "The Haunted Woods" by Allen Weinstein and Alexander Vassiliev (2000), "The Venona Secrets" by Herbert Romerstein and Eric Brendel (2001), and "The Brother" by Sam Roberts (2001) to name a few.

    This is not just another "historical work" but a superb job of wordsmithing, and investigative journalism by the author. This is the only major biography (that I am aware of), concerning that little rather "unimportant" Soviet courier code named..."Raymond."
    Harry Gold appears in many other works of Soviet Espionage but, usually under two or three paragraphs or, a short chapter at best. However, Allen Hornblum pulls this historical Lilliputian Soviet spy out of Lilliput and exposes him as the true gargantuan Gulliver that he truly was.

    The reasons for Gold's participation are many, including the far reaching tentacles of anti-Semitism in America, the Great Depression, fear of Nazism, and misguided ideologies are naturally part of it. However, Hornblum scrapes away more layers of psychological veneer to expose a very timid individual who thrived on trying to please any, and everyone.

    Once caught, this timid giant of the Soviet spy craft tried desperately to rectify his unspeakable crimes by turning states evidence and exposing all of those other ghostly figures who lived in the mist of deceit. He exposed some 49 other individuals during the ongoing investigation and debriefing by the FBI. His testimony was not only crucial in the conviction of David Greenglass, but for the Rosenberg's as well!

    Ironically, here was a man who transferred secrets from the Soviets and literally carried the plans of the atom bomb from Dr. Klaus Fuchs to his Russian spy masters in New York. Here was a man who served 16 years of a 30 year prison sentence and, who died in August of 1972 not as; "Harry Gold the man who stole the atom bomb secrets and was awarded the Order of the Red Star," but..."Harry Gold the chief chemist for the John F. Kennedy Hospital in Northeast Philadelphia!"

    Truth is stranger than fiction, but Allen M. Hornblums's new book reads like some fictional character developed and molded from John le Carre's numerous spy novels.
    This then, is a read you can not afford to pass up! "The Invisible Harry Gold" is the best book on the subject matter to come out in the last 10 years and to miss it would be a literary and academic tragedy.

    I salute Mr. Hornblums's superb hard work and masterful job of producing a really good book!

    "ZA ZDOROVYA!"