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

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

Annie Jacobsen


The writer of the acclaimed bestseller Area 51 finds the explosive darkish secrets and techniques at the back of America's post-WWII technology programs.

In the chaos following global battle II, a few of the maximum spoils of Germany's assets have been the 3rd Reich's clinical minds. The U.S. govt secretly determined that the price of those former Nazis' wisdom outweighed their crimes and started a covert operation code-named Paperclip so they can paintings within the U.S. with no the public's complete knowledge.

Drawing on particular interviews with dozens of Paperclip kin, colleagues, and interrogators, and with entry to German archival files (including papers made newly on hand through direct descendants of the 3rd Reich's score members), records received during the Freedom of knowledge Act, and misplaced dossiers found in govt information and at Harvard collage, Annie Jacobsen follows greater than a dozen German scientists via their postwar lives and into the most complicated, nefarious, and jealously guarded executive secrets and techniques of the 20 th century.

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