The Red and the Blue: Cambridge, Treason and Intelligence

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Explains why four Cambridge graduates became Russian spies, and describes how Cambridge laboratories provided Russia with useful equipment and information for building an atomic bomb

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Sinclair skillfully juxtaposes science, politics, and "old boy" elitism in order to explain why Cambridge University spawned such notorious individuals as Philby, Maclean, Blount, and Burgess. His research focuses on two dissimilar Cambridge landmarks: Cavendish Laboratories, where crucial information on nuclear fission was openly shared with the Soviets during the 1930s, and the Apostles, an extraordinary secret society which during roughly that same period served as a milieu for Marxism, homosexuality, and espionageand for those (like Philby et al.) who shared all three proclivities. The book's sole drawback is a lack of scholarly attribution, a feature one would expect in the presentation of such sensitive, potentially controversial subject matter. Recommended for both public and academic libraries. Mark R. Yerburgh, Trinity Coll . Lib., Burlington, Vt.
Copyright 1987 Reed Business Information, Inc.

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