Operation Paperclip by Annie Jacobsen audiobook

Operation Paperclip: The Secret Intelligence Program That Brought Nazi Scientists to America

By Annie Jacobsen
Read by Annie Jacobsen

Hachette Book Group 9780316221047
19.43 Hours Unabridged
Format: MP3 CD (In Stock)
  • $74.99

    ISBN: 9781478981916

The explosive, darksecrets behind America’s post–World War II science programs from the author ofthe New York Times bestseller Area 51 In the chaos following World War II, some of the greatestspoils of Germany’s resources were the Third Reich’s scientific minds. The USgovernment secretly decided that the value of these former Nazis’ knowledgeoutweighed their crimes and began a covert operation code-named Paperclip toallow them to work in the United States without the public’s full knowledge.Drawing on exclusive interviews with dozens of Paperclip family members,colleagues, and interrogators and with access to German archival documents (includingpapers made available to her by direct descendants of the Third Reich’s rankingmembers), files obtained through the Freedom of Information Act, and lostdossiers discovered at the National Archives and Harvard University, AnnieJacobsen follows more than a dozen German scientists through their postwarlives and into one of the most complex, nefarious, and jealously guardedgovernment secrets of the twentieth century.

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A New York Times bestseller

A Publishers Weekly Pick of the Week, February 2014

A New York Times Editor’s Choice

The explosive, darksecrets behind America’s post–World War II science programs from the author ofthe New York Times bestseller Area 51

In the chaos following World War II, some of the greatestspoils of Germany’s resources were the Third Reich’s scientific minds. The USgovernment secretly decided that the value of these former Nazis’ knowledgeoutweighed their crimes and began a covert operation code-named Paperclip toallow them to work in the United States without the public’s full knowledge.Drawing on exclusive interviews with dozens of Paperclip family members,colleagues, and interrogators and with access to German archival documents (includingpapers made available to her by direct descendants of the Third Reich’s rankingmembers), files obtained through the Freedom of Information Act, and lostdossiers discovered at the National Archives and Harvard University, AnnieJacobsen follows more than a dozen German scientists through their postwarlives and into one of the most complex, nefarious, and jealously guardedgovernment secrets of the twentieth century.

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

“The most in-depth account yet of the lives of Paperclip recruits and their American counterparts…Jacobsen deftly untangles the myriad German and American agencies and personnel involved...Gripping and skillfully rendered are the stories of American and British officials who scoured defeated Germany for Nazi scientists and their research.” New York Times Book Review
“As comprehensive as it is critical, this latest exposé from Jacobsen is perhaps her most important work to date…Rife with hypocrisy, lies, and deceit, Jacobsen’s story explores a conveniently overlooked bit of history the significance of which continues to resonate in the national security issues of today.” Publishers Weekly (starred review)
“An engrossing and deeply disturbing exposé that poses ultimate questions of means versus ends.” Booklist (starred review)
“At the climax of World War II in Europe, the US government searched for the intellectual bounty of the Third Reich even as the Allied services were hunting Nazi war criminals…Built upon archival records, court transcripts, declassified documents, and interviews, Jacobsen’s impressive book plumbs the dark depths of this postwar recruiting and shows the historical truths behind the space race and postwar US dominance.” Library Journal (starred review)
“The story of how perpetrators of World War II were treated as spoils of war, brought to light with new information in this diligent report…Throughout, the author delivers harrowing passages of immorality, duplicity, and deception, as well as some decency and lots of high drama. How Dr. Strangelove came to America and thrived, told in graphic detail.” Kirkus Reviews

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Author Bio: Annie Jacobsen

Author Bio: Annie Jacobsen

Annie Jacobsen is the author of the New York Times bestsellers Area 51 and Operation Paperclip and the Pulitzer Prize finalist The Pentagon’s Brain. She is a graduate of Princeton University and a former contributing editor at the Los Angeles Times Magazine.

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Available Formats : MP3 CD
Category: Nonfiction/History
Runtime: 19.43
Audience: Adult
Language: English