The Pentagon's Brain

The Pentagon's Brain : An Uncensored History of DARPA, America's Top-Secret Military Research Agency

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No one has ever written the history of the Defense Department's most secret, most powerful and most controversial military science R&D agency. In the first-ever history of the organization, New York Times bestselling author Annie Jacobsen draws on inside sources, exclusive interviews, private documents and declassified memos to paint a picture of DARPA, or "the Pentagon's brain," from its Cold War inception in 1958 to the present.

This is the book on DARPA - a compelling narrative about this clandestine intersection of science and the American military and the often frightening results.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 560 pages
  • 154 x 232 x 40mm | 680g
  • New York, United States
  • English
  • 1 16 pp b/w insert
  • 031634947X
  • 9780316349475
  • 195,377

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Pulitzer Prize Finalist in History

One of The Washington Post's Notable Nonfiction Books of 2015

One of The Boston Globe's Best Books of 2015

One of Amazon's Top 100 Books of 2015

"A brilliantly researched account of a small but powerful secret government agency whose military research profoundly affects world affairs."-The Pulitzer Prize Committee
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About Annie Jacobsen

Annie Jacobsen is the author of the New York Times bestsellers Area 51 and Operation Paperclip and was a contributing editor at the Los Angeles Times Magazine. A graduate of Princeton University, she lives in Los Angeles with her husband and two sons.
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