VIRTUAL: Ann Hagedorn at the Hudson Library [8/30]
The Hudson Library will be hosting Ann Hagedorn on August 30th at 7pm. Hagedorn will be discussing her new book Sleeper Agent.
*Note: this is a virtual event and you need to register to join. If you'd like to register, please click here.
American-born George Koval was recruited by the Soviet Army as a spy in 1940, enrolled at Columbia University as a gifted science student, and ultimately was drafted into the US army. He used his scientific background and connections to secure assignments at sites where he had full access to all facilities and was able to pass highly sensitive information leading to the creation of the atomic bomb to Moscow. Koval is only Soviet spy to ever obtain security clearances in the atomic bomb project and was never prosecuted.
The dramatic and chilling story of an American-born Soviet spy in the atom bomb project in World War II, perfect for fans of The Americans.
George Koval was born in Iowa. In 1932, his parents, Russian Jews who had emigrated because of anti-Semitism, decided to return home to live out their socialist ideals.