Deception at Los Alamos

The Race For The Atomic Bomb 1940-1945

by A. L. Provost



Book Details

Language : English
Publication Date : 29/06/2006

Format : Softcover
Dimensions : 6x9
Page Count : 249
ISBN : 9781425721664

About the Book

At the beginning of World War II, Germany and America were in a race to develop the atomic bomb. The clear prize was European domination. For reasons of security, at the end of 1942, the Americans moved their nuclear weapons research and development program to a barren, rocky New Mexico plateau called Los Alamos. Suddenly, Adolf Hitler realized he was going to come in second place in a race that had no second place. With the Fuhrer’s back against an atomic wall, in desperation, he sent his top spy to New Mexico. His mission: To steal America’s atomic bomb secrets. This is the story of Gunter Fleiss.

About the Author

The author, an attorney and optometrist, resides outside Atlanta with his wife Evelyn, an attorney, their four talented children having gone on to careers in Optometry, real estate and teaching. In May 1961 the author received an undergraduate degree in Physics-Mathematics from Berry College, and in July of that year enlisted in the U. S. Army. He served two tours of duty in South Korea, the last with U. S. Army Intelligence as a Korean linguist and prisoner interrogator. In 1972 Dr. Provost was awarded the degree of Doctor of Optometry from the University of Houston, and in 1980 earned a Juris Doctor degree from Nova Southeastern University College of Law. Dr. Provost is the author of the best-selling memoir, Reflections in an Orphan’s Eye, The Puppeteer, a mystery novel of the wartime South, and thirteen other mystery novels.