The Spy Who Changed History

The Spy Who Changed History: The Untold Story of how the Soviet Union Won the Race for America’s Top Secrets by Svetlana Lokhova

This is a well researched account of science/technology espionage in the US in the 1930s. It focuses on one agent Stanislav Shumovsky who openly enrolled as an aeronautical engineer at MIT. Along with a number of other Russian students he gained considerable access to a range of industrial/military secrets interacting with the legal and hidden espionage operatives.

It covered something of Trotskyist opposition in the US in the 1930s which was interesting.

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