Secrets of the Cold War

This book looks like a comprehensive overview of intelligence operations during the Cold War. It covers a wide range of topics, including well-known events such as the Portland spy ring and the infiltration of the Manhattan project, as well as lesser-known operations and the brave individuals who carried them out. The book also delves into the human side of espionage, examining the ideologies and motivations of those involved, as well as the consequences of their actions.

Atomic spies were individuals who worked to obtain classified information about nuclear weapons and related technologies during the Cold War. Many of these spies were motivated by ideological beliefs and sought to obtain this information for the benefit of their own country or for the sake of global peace.

Some of the most famous atomic spies include Klaus Fuchs, who passed information about the Manhattan Project to the Soviet Union, and Aldrich Ames, who worked for the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) and later became a double agent for the Soviet Union. The efforts of these and other atomic spies had significant consequences, as the possession of nuclear secrets could give a country a significant strategic advantage during the Cold War.

It does serve as a good introduction to the topic for those who are interested in the Cold War and espionage.  I can see this being of interest to lots of researchers, wargammers and authors.

You can buy the book here from Pen and Sword books.

Please note I was not paid to write this review but was sent a review copy of the book. All comments are my own, and the publishers have not amended the review in any way.