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The Race for the Atom Bomb (Hardback)

How Soviet Russia Stole the Secrets of the Manhattan Project

Military > By Century Military > Pre-WWI > American History Military > Weaponry P&S History > By Century > 20th Century World History > Europe > Russia

By John Harte
Imprint: Pen & Sword Military
Pages: 224
Illustrations: 50 mono illustrations
ISBN: 9781399049108
Published: 4th July 2023

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When Nazi Germany began a secret weapons program called “The Uranium Club” in April 1939, Stalin was alerted by his American and British spies of the possibility that German scientists were working to develop an atomic bomb. The British Government and the United States, and Stalin, realized that if Hitler used The Atom Bomb, it could mean the end of the West or the end of the world.

John Harte’s new book about The Manhattan Project describes how Soviet Russia’s leading spymasters in Moscow Centre obtained information from British and American physicists to make a Soviet atomic bomb at each and every stage when the American bomb was developed at Los Alamos in New Mexico.

This is the detailed backstory of a covert race during World War II to build the world's first atomic bomb. Robert Oppenheimer, teamed with American and British physicists, toil in the New Mexico desert while the Soviet Union works to better their timeline. Journalist John Harte's detailed research provides an excellent resource for future historians who wish to understand the espionage, experiments, challenges, and conspiracies revolving around the first atomic weapon deployment in 1945.

Stephen L. Moore, author of Patton's Payback

About John Harte

John Harte was an investigative journalist in Britain who now writes books in Canada on how recent history impacts our lives today. His investigations were focused in particular on the two extreme political regimes - Communism and Fascism - that caused the global crisis after the Russian Revolution and civil war in 1917-1923. He observed the rise of the Nazis in Germany while growing up in London during the Battle of Britain. He visited postwar Germany in 1949. Two years later he discovered a plot to take over Britain by the former leader of the British Union of Fascists, Sir Oswald Mosley. He spent a year traveling across the British Isles to create a dossier which was presented to Parliament. The ensuing scandal prevented Mosley from making a political comeback and ended his career.
John also travelled to Zagreb to study Communism in Yugoslavia from Tito’s youngest partisan, and returned to Croatia years later during its war of independence. He spent some years living in South Africa and observed the apartheid regime. He also observed the war of independence in Mozambique (formerly Portuguese West Africa, now Maputo), More than five of his books have been published so far, and two more are scheduled for publication by Pen & Sword in 2023.

US President Franklin D. Roosevelt approves an atomic program that would become the Manhattan Project

9th October 1941

US President Franklin D. Roosevelt approves an atomic program that would become the Manhattan Project


The 'Manhattan Project' commences

13th August 1942

The 'Manhattan Project' commences, under the direction of US General Leslie Groves: its aim - to deliver an atomic bomb


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