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Stealing Fire: Memoir Of A Boyhood In The Shadow Of Atomic Espionage.

Sax, Ph.d., Boria; Brandon, William (introduction).

ISBN 10: 0915474166 / ISBN 13: 9780915474165
Published by Decalogue Books, Mount Vernon, 2014
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156 pages. Hardcover, no dustjacket (as issued). Printed Casebound Cover. New Book. ESPIONAGE. When Saville Sax and Theodoere Hall first met as undergraduates at Haravard, little did either realize that a day would come when they would be passing atomic secrets to the Soviets. Their acts of espionage could have led, as in the case of Julius and Ethel Rosenberg, to death in the electric chair. But unlike others (Klaus Fuchs, David Greenglass, Morton Sobell) they were never even tried for what they did, let alone convicted. Professor Boria Sax, an eminent scholar in the field of human/animal studies, and the elder son of Saville Sax, here relates his stressful experiences growing up in a troubled home, one in which his father lived in constant fear of the FBI. It was only as an adult that Professor Sax came to fully comprehend the magnitude of his father's deed, one he does not condone. As a result, he can now relate how Saville Sax's puzzling behavior affected every member of his family, and the price each one had to pay. This very personal memoir is also an account of a Russian Jewish community that settled in the United States, torn between the desire for continued intimacy and the need to assimilate. The examination of social and political events over several generations invites readers to reflect back on their own experience and its implications. Includes an Index. Professor Boria Sax has published more than a dozen books, many of which deal with animal folklore. He is also the author of Animals in the Third Reich depicting the complex and insidious views of the Nazis and their impact on the German people. "An important and unique addition to the literature on Soviet Atomic Espionage, providing insight into one of the key participants." --Athan Theoharis, author, Chasing Spies. "What is most amazing about Stealing Fire is the author's ability to balance the objectivity demanded of the biographer and the sensitivity and compassion required of the son," -- Marcia Mitchell, author, The Spy Who Tried to Stop a War (Key Words: Boria Sax, Espionage, Theodore Hall, Saville Sax, Arnold Kramish, Julius Rosenberg, Ethel Rosenberg, Morton Sobell, Klaus Fuchs, Harry Gold, Memoirs, Los Alamos National Laboratory, Physicists, William Brandon, Manhattan Project, J. Robert Oppenheimer, Edward Teller, Russian Jews, Atomic Bomb). Bookseller Inventory # 82120X7

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Title: Stealing Fire: Memoir Of A Boyhood In The ...

Publisher: Decalogue Books, Mount Vernon

Publication Date: 2014

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition:New

Edition: First Edition..

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When Saville Sax and Theodore Hall first met as undergraduates at Harvard, little did either realize that a day would come when they would be passing atomic secrets to the Soviets. Their acts of espionage could have led, as in the case of Julius and Ethel Rosenberg, to death in the electric chair. But unlike others (Klaus Fuchs, David Greenglass, Morton Sobell) they were never even tried for what they did, let alone convicted. Professor Boria Sax, an eminent scholar in the field of human/animal studies, and the elder son of Saville Sax, here relates his stressful experiences growing up in a troubled home, one in which his father lived in constant fear of the FBI.

It was only as an adult that Professor Sax came to fully comprehend the magnitude of his father's deed, one he does not condone. As a result, he can now relate how Saville Sax's puzzling behavior affected every member of his family, and the price each one had to pay.

This very personal memoir is also an account of a Russian Jewish community that settled in the United States, torn between the desire for continued intimacy and the need to assimilate. The examination of social and political events over several generations invites readers to reflect back on their own experience and its implications.

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