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 sector 51
In the chaos following international warfare II, the U.S. govt 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 battle computing device. So started 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 conflict crimes, and others had stood trial at Nuremberg; one used to be convicted of mass homicide and slavery. They have been additionally without delay accountable for significant advances in rocketry, scientific remedies, and the U.S. area software. used to be Operation Paperclip an ethical outrage, or did it aid the US win the chilly War?
Drawing on specific interviews with dozens of Paperclip relations, colleagues, and interrogators, and with entry to German archival records (including formerly unseen papers made on hand through direct descendants of the 3rd Reich's rating members), records received in the course of the Freedom of data Act, and dossiers chanced on in executive records and at Harvard collage, Annie Jacobsen follows greater than a dozen German scientists via their postwar lives and right into a startling, advanced, nefarious, and jealously guarded executive mystery of the 20th century.
In this definitive, arguable examine one in all America's so much strategic, and aggravating, executive courses, Jacobsen exhibits simply how darkish govt can get within the identify of nationwide security.**
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