Operation Paperclip: The Secret Intelligence Program That by Annie Jacobsen

By Annie Jacobsen

The explosive tale of America's mystery post-WWII technological know-how courses, from the writer of the hot York occasions bestseller zone 51

In the chaos following global conflict II, the U.S. executive confronted many tricky judgements, together with what to do with the 3rd Reich's clinical minds. those have been the brains at the back of the Nazis' once-indomitable warfare laptop. So begun Operation Paperclip, a decades-long, covert undertaking to convey Hitler's scientists and their households to the United States.

Many of those males have been accused of battle crimes, and others had stood trial at Nuremberg; one used to be convicted of mass homicide and slavery. They have been additionally at once answerable for significant advances in rocketry, clinical remedies, and the U.S. area application. used to be Operation Paperclip an ethical outrage, or did it aid the US win the chilly War?

Drawing on particular interviews with dozens of Paperclip kinfolk, colleagues, and interrogators, and with entry to German archival files (including formerly unseen papers made on hand via direct descendants of the 3rd Reich's score members), records acquired throughout the Freedom of data Act, and dossiers came across in govt information and at Harvard college, Annie Jacobsen follows greater than a dozen German scientists via their postwar lives and right into a startling, complicated, nefarious, and jealously guarded executive mystery of the 20 th century.

In this definitive, debatable examine one in every of America's such a lot strategic, and traumatic, govt courses, Jacobsen indicates simply how darkish executive can get within the identify of nationwide security.**


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