SPIES IN THE CONGO, America's atomic mission in World War II

: Williams (S.)

R 355.00
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369pp., illus., maps, hardback, d.w., New York, 2016


Susan Williams on America's mission to secure uniquely high-quality uranium ore - the key ingredient of the atomic bomb - from the Shinkolobwe Mine in the Katanga province of the Belgian Congo.

"With wit, insight, and a fabulous story-telling ability, Susan Williams has taken a crucial but little-known piece of nuclear history and turned it into a remarkable tale of espionage, intrigue, romance, and murder that will keep readers riveted from start to finish. Those who thought they knew the history of the development of the atomic bombs are in for a big surprise. A magnificent achievement!” Peter Kuznick, Professor of History and Director of the Nuclear Studies Institute, American University, and co-author (with Oliver Stone) of The Untold History of the United States

Dr. Susan Williams is a senior research fellow at the Institute of Commonwealth Studies, University of London. She is the author of Who Killed Hammarskjold, Colour Bar, The People's King and Ladies of Influence. Williams lives in London.