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 explosive tale of America's mystery post-WWII technology courses, from the writer of the hot York occasions bestseller sector 51

In the chaos following global battle II, the U.S. executive confronted many tricky judgements, together with what to do with the 3rd Reich's medical minds. those have been the brains in the back of the Nazis' once-indomitable battle computer. So all started Operation Paperclip, a decades-long, covert undertaking to carry Hitler's scientists and their households to the United States.

Many of those males have been accused of warfare crimes, and others had stood trial at Nuremberg; one was once convicted of mass homicide and slavery. They have been additionally at once answerable for significant advances in rocketry, scientific remedies, and the U.S. area software. used to be Operation Paperclip an ethical outrage, or did it support the USA win the chilly War?

Drawing on specific interviews with dozens of Paperclip family, colleagues, and interrogators, and with entry to German archival files (including formerly unseen papers made to be had through direct descendants of the 3rd Reich's score members), documents bought in the course of the Freedom of knowledge Act, and dossiers chanced on in govt information and at Harvard collage, Annie Jacobsen follows greater than a dozen German scientists via their postwar lives and right into a startling, complicated, nefarious, and jealously guarded govt mystery of the 20th century.

In this definitive, debatable examine one in all America's such a lot strategic, and aggravating, executive courses, Jacobsen indicates simply how darkish govt can get within the identify of nationwide security.**

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