Famous Spy Rings of the 20th Century: The Atomic Spies
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When: 9/10/2014
10:15 AM
Where: International Spy Museum

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The execution of the Rosenbergs in 1953 ensured that the Atomic Spies would never be forgotten.  The key actors involved in stealing nuclear secrets ranged from internationally-known top-level physicists to working man machinists.  Some sought scientific equality while others wanted to level the world’s political playing field.  Some paid with their lives and others continued with distinguished careers.  International Spy Museum historian Dr. Vince Houghton explored these spies and their networks researching his dissertation: The Principal Uncertainty: U.S. Atomic Intelligence, 1942-1949.  He’ll share never-before seen documents revealing the extensive espionage effort to steal the secrets of the atomic bomb.

For additional information and to learn how to purchase tickets, please visit http://www.spymuseum.org/calendar/detail/spy-seminar-series/2014-09-10/