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    DescriptionThe explosive story of America's secret post-WWII science programs, from the author of the "New York Times" bestseller "Area 51" In the chaos following World War II, the U.S. government faced many difficult decisions, including what to do with the Third Reich's scientific minds. These were the brains behind the Nazis' once-indomitable war machine. So began Operation Paperclip, a decades-long, covert project to bring Hitler's scientists and their families to the United States. Many of these men were accused of war crimes, and others had stood trial at Nuremberg; one was convicted of mass murder and slavery. They were also directly responsible for major advances in rocketry, medical treatments, and the U.S. space program. Was Operation Paperclip a moral outrage, or did it help America win the Cold War? Drawing on exclusive interviews with dozens of Paperclip family members, colleagues, and interrogators, and with access to German archival documents (including previously unseen papers made available by direct descendants of the Third Reich's ranking members), files obtained through the Freedom of Information Act, and dossiers discovered in government archives and at Harvard University, Annie Jacobsen follows more than a dozen German scientists through their postwar lives and into a startling, complex, nefarious, and jealously guarded government secret of the twentieth century. In this definitive, controversial look at one of America's most strategic, and disturbing, government programs, Jacobsen shows just how dark government can get in the name of national security.


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    Title
    Operation Paperclip
    Subtitle
    The Secret Intelligence Program That Brought Nazi Scientists to America
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Annie Jacobsen
    Physical properties
    Format: Hardback
    Number of pages: 832
    Width: 155 mm
    Height: 239 mm
    Thickness: 53 mm
    Weight: 1,134 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9780316239820
    ISBN 10: 0316239828
    Classifications

    B&T Book Type: NF
    BIC subject category V2: HBWQ, HBTB
    BIC E4L: HIS
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T5.3
    BIC subject category V2: JFSR1
    B&T Modifier: Subject Development: 01
    Libri: I-HP
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 15590
    Ingram Subject Code: HP
    B&T General Subject: 520
    Ingram Theme: CHRN/1940
    BISAC Merchandising Theme: ET120
    Ingram Theme: ETHN/JUDAIC
    BISAC V2.8: HIS022000, HIS027100
    DC22: 940.5486
    B&T Merchandise Category: LP
    B&T Approval Code: A42302566, A14204066
    DC21: 940.5486
    LC subject heading: ,
    BISAC region code: 1.3.2.0.0.0.0
    DC22: 940.54/867308850943
    LC subject heading:
    Ingram Theme: ASPT/SCITAS
    LC classification: D810.S2 J33 2014C
    Thema V1.0: NHWR7, NHTB
    Thema interest age/special interest qualifier V1.0: 5PGJ
    Edition
    Large type / large print
    Edition statement
    large type edition
    Publisher
    Little, Brown & Company
    Imprint name
    Little, Brown & Company
    Publication date
    11 February 2014
    Author Information
    Annie Jacobsen was a contributing editor at the "Los Angeles Times Magazine" and is the author of the "New York Times" bestseller Area 51. A graduate of Princeton University, she lives in Los Angeles with her husband and two sons.