TRIALS: Guilty

In a federal courtroom in Manhattan last week, three Americans—two men and a woman—were found guilty of transmitting their country's most precious wartime secrets, including the key to the Abomb, to Soviet Russia.

The jury that judged them spent seven hours and 42 minutes deliberating the sordid record of how the A-bomb—and such other secrets as the proximity fuse—were handed over to the Kremlin. To help them decide, the jurors had the testimony of sallow, penitent Harry Gold, a Philadelphia biochemist now serving 30 years because he was a courier for the...

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