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

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Hardcover, Little Brown & Co, 2013, ISBN13 9780316221047, ISBN10 031622104X

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The explosive, dark secrets behind America's post-WWII science programs from the author of the New York Times bestseller Area 51.

In the chaos following WWII, 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 available to her by direct descendants of the Third Reich's ranking members), files obtained through the Freedom of Information Act, and lost dossiers discovered at the National Archives and 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.

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Publisher: Little Brown & Company
Publish Date: Feb 11, 2014
ISBN-13: 9780316221047
ISBN-10: 031622104X
Format: Hardcover
Number of Pages: 544
Written in: ENG
Shipping Weight (in pounds): 1.9
Product in Inches (L x W x H): 6.25 x 9.5 x 2.0
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