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The Resource Spies in the Congo : America's atomic mission in World War II, Susan Williams

Spies in the Congo : America's atomic mission in World War II, Susan Williams

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Spies in the Congo : America's atomic mission in World War II
Title
Spies in the Congo
Title remainder
America's atomic mission in World War II
Statement of responsibility
Susan Williams
Title variation
Spies in the Congo
Title variation remainder
Americas atomic mission in World War II
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"In the 1940s, the brightest minds of the United States and Nazi Germany raced to West Africa with a single mission: to secure the essential ingredient of the atomic bomb--and to make sure nobody saw them doing it. Albert Einstein told President Franklin D. Roosevelt in 1939 that the world's only supply of uniquely high-quality uranium ore--the key ingredient for the atomic bomb--could be found in the Katanga province of the Belgian Congo at the Shinkolobwe Mine. Once the US Manhattan Project was committed to developing atomic weapons for the war against Germany and Japan, the rush to procure this uranium became a top priority--one deemed 'vital to the welfare of the United States.' But covertly exporting it from Africa posed a major risk: the ore had to travel via a spy-infested Angolan port or 1,500 miles by rail through the Congo, and then be shipped by boats or Pan Am Clippers to safety in the United States. It could be poached or smuggled at any point on the orders of Nazi Germany. To combat that threat, the US Office of Strategic Services sent in a team of intrepid spies, led by Wilbur Owings 'Dock' Hogue, to be America's eyes and ears and to protect its most precious and destructive cargo. Packed with newly discovered details from American and British archives, this is the gripping, true story of the unsung heroism of a handful of good men--and one woman--in colonial Africa who risked their lives in the fight against fascism and helped deny Hitler his atomic bomb"--Publisher description
Writing style
Biography type
contains biographical information
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10523928
Cataloging source
DLC
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Williams, A. Susan
Dewey number
967.51/024
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
  • portraits
  • plates
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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  • United States
  • United States
  • World War (1939-1945)
  • World War, 1939-1945
  • World War, 1939-1945
  • Uranium mines and mining
  • Atomic bomb
  • Espionage, American
  • Atomic bomb
  • Equipment and supplies
  • Uranium mines and mining
  • United States
  • Congo (Democratic Republic)
  • Congo (Democratic Republic)
  • United States
http://bibfra.me/vocab/lite/titleRemainder
America's atomic mission in World War II
Label
Spies in the Congo : America's atomic mission in World War II, Susan Williams
Instantiates
Publication
Note
  • "First published in the United Kingdom in 2016 by C. Hurst & Co. (Publishers) Ltd."--Title page verso
  • Filmography: p
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 313-327) and index
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volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
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rdacarrier
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text
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  • txt
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rdacontent
Contents
Letter from Albert Einstein to President Roosevelt, 2 August 1939 -- The Manhattan Project and Shinkolobwe -- TETON -- CRISP -- CRUMB -- Chief of Station, Congo -- 'Attention! Bloc radioactif!' -- ANGELLA -- 'Born secret' -- The mission -- The British opposites -- FLARE -- The cutout -- LOCUST -- 'Hotbed of spies' -- Framed -- Collaborating with the Nazis -- A dead shot -- Stehli the detective -- 'One minute to midnight' -- Hiroshima -- Atomic spies -- The missing link
Control code
1741367
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
xxiv, 369 pages, 32 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9781610396547
Lccn
2016936154
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations, maps, portraits
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9781610396547
  • (OCoLC)962172953
Label
Spies in the Congo : America's atomic mission in World War II, Susan Williams
Publication
Note
  • "First published in the United Kingdom in 2016 by C. Hurst & Co. (Publishers) Ltd."--Title page verso
  • Filmography: p
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 313-327) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Letter from Albert Einstein to President Roosevelt, 2 August 1939 -- The Manhattan Project and Shinkolobwe -- TETON -- CRISP -- CRUMB -- Chief of Station, Congo -- 'Attention! Bloc radioactif!' -- ANGELLA -- 'Born secret' -- The mission -- The British opposites -- FLARE -- The cutout -- LOCUST -- 'Hotbed of spies' -- Framed -- Collaborating with the Nazis -- A dead shot -- Stehli the detective -- 'One minute to midnight' -- Hiroshima -- Atomic spies -- The missing link
Control code
1741367
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
xxiv, 369 pages, 32 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9781610396547
Lccn
2016936154
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations, maps, portraits
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9781610396547
  • (OCoLC)962172953

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