Skip to content

Spying Without Spies Origins of America's Secret Nuclear Surveillance System

ISBN-10: 0275950492

ISBN-13: 9780275950491

Edition: 1995

Authors: Charles A. Ziegler, David Jacobson

List price: $109.00
Shipping box This item qualifies for FREE shipping.
Blue ribbon 30 day, 100% satisfaction guarantee!
what's this?
Rush Rewards U
Members Receive:
Carrot Coin icon
XP icon
You have reached 400 XP and carrot coins. That is the daily max!

Description:

This book provides the first documented description of the genesis and institutionalization of America's nuclear surveillance system. It traces the development of covert technical methods for assessing the nuclear capability of foreign powers from the introduction of these techniques in World War II to 1949, when they were successfully employed to detect the test of Russia's first atomic bomb. Ziegler and Jacobson examine the planning for the system as well as the technical and organizational obstacles that had to be overcome before it could be implemented. They describe the government decision-making processes and the ways individuals and groups with different beliefs and interests were mobilized in support of the program. They also explore the relationships between the intelligence and scientific communities that were forged in this process.
Customers also bought

Book details

List price: $109.00
Copyright year: 1995
Publisher: ABC-CLIO, LLC
Publication date: 1/24/1995
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 256
Size: 6.50" wide x 9.75" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 1.298

Introduction
World War II Origins of Radiological Surveillance Postwar Hindrances to Rapid Development Technical Progress: 1945-1946
The Organizational Dust Settles Birth of the Monitoring Organization Technical Progress: 1946-1947
Sandstone and Fitzwilliam Pressures to Become Operational Vested Interests and Committee Politics Building Alliances and the Interim Net The Detection of Joe-1 and Beyond
Bibliography
Index