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

Operation Paperclip: The Secret Intelligence Program that Brought Nazi Scientists to America Author Annie Jacobsen
ISBN-10 0316221031
ISBN-13 9780316221030
Year 2015-01-20
Pages 624
Language English
Publisher Back Bay Books
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The author of the acclaimed bestseller Area 51 reveals the explosive dark secrets behind America s post WWII science programs In the chaos following World War II some of the greatest spoils of Germany s resources were the Third Reich s scientific minds The U S government secretly decided that the value of these former Nazis knowledge outweighed their crimes and began a covert operation code named Paperclip to allow them to work in the U S 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 including papers made newly available by direct descendants of the Third Reich s ranking members files obtained through the Freedom of Information Act and lost dossiers discovered in government archives and at Harvard University Annie Jacobsen follows more than a dozen German scientists through their postwar lives and into one of the most complex nefarious and jealously guarded government secrets of the 20th century