Operation Paperclip

The Secret Intelligence Program That Brought Nazi Scientists to America
Jacobsen, Annie (Book - 2014 )
Average Rating: 4 stars out of 5.
Operation Paperclip

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Details how the U.S. government embarked on a covert operation to recruit and employ Nazi scientists in the years following World War II in an effort to prevent their knowledge and expertise from falling into the hands of the Soviet Union.
Authors: Jacobsen, Annie
Title: Operation Paperclip
the secret intelligence program that brought Nazi scientists to America
Publisher: New York :, Little, Brown and Company,, 2014
Edition: First edition
Characteristics: xii, 575 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm
Content Type: text
Media Type: unmediated
Carrier Type: volume
Contents: The war and the weapons
The hunters and the hunted
The captured and their interrogators
Harnessing the chariot of destruction
Hitler's doctors
Black, white and gray
Hitler's chemists
Hired or hanged
The ticking clock
Total war of apocalyptic proportions
Science at any price
Strange judgment
Chemical menace
Headless monster
Hall of mirrors
Truth serum
In the dark shadows
What lasts?
Summary: Details how the U.S. government embarked on a covert operation to recruit and employ Nazi scientists in the years following World War II in an effort to prevent their knowledge and expertise from falling into the hands of the Soviet Union.
ISBN: 9780316221047
Statement of Responsibility: Annie Jacobsen
Bibliography: Includes bibliographical references (pages 537-560) and index
Subject Headings: World War, 1939-1945 Technology Brain drain Germany History 20th century Scientists Germany Recruiting History 20th century Scientists United States Recruiting History 20th century Physicians Germany Recruiting History 20th century Nazis History 20th century War criminals Germany History 20th century Intelligence service United States History 20th century Military research History 20th century German Americans History 20th century POLITICAL SCIENCE / Intelligence & Espionage HISTORY / United States / 20th Century
Topical Term: World War, 1939-1945
Brain drain
War criminals
Intelligence service
Military research
German Americans
POLITICAL SCIENCE Intelligence & Espionage
HISTORY United States 20th Century
LCCN: 2013028255
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Aug 12, 2014
  • Atticus14 rated this: 2.5 stars out of 5.

This book sheds light on a subject that is shameful to the United States. Nazis who committed horrible crimes against humanity were set free if they were scientists with knowledge we wanted to further our country in war and in rocket science. I guess as long as you have a sought after talent then it's ok to assist in the commission of genocide....

And also the Japanese scientists who were on their way to America via Hawaii when Pearl Harbors bomb attacks began. The US would not have reacted so harshly [bombing women and children] if they didn't have something or someone worth alot more than the expense of our dignity [not that America isn't a murdering pile of discarded thugs in the first place] This is the dumping ground, not Australia. Before the atrocities of WWII in Nazi Germany, they happened first in America [1890, wounded knee's mass grave was prior to WWII and the people were innocent, as much as the jewish people who were persecuted, possibly because of their darker color ethnicity.] For all of the WMD's in the world, the only people who ever have, or ever will misuse them, is America. This leaves all of the remainder wishing something major would happen. :\ Maybe this book will shed some light on this subject. StarGladiator, she might have been being misled when she was doing research, as there is an awful lot to protect, including secrets and possibilities. But I ask you America, why the goody two shoes cover up act, when you can just slaughter people and be much more blatant about it? I mean, golly darn it. gee wiz.

Feb 18, 2014
  • StarGladiator rated this: 0.5 stars out of 5.

Jacobsen really does shoddy or sloppy research, which compounds the amount of misinformation out there! Just several items: she soft peddles on the heinous monsters John J. McCloy pardoned and transported to America, which really bothered me, as we're talking about some truly monstrous butchers! Also, Jacobsen repeats the official fictional story by the CIA of Frank Olson's death - - inexcusable! Independent witnesses in London corroborated that several days prior to Olson's death he witnessed a horrible experiment on a young British soldier, not a volunteer, who had been ordered to take part in an experiment involving a " treatment for the common cold " where they administered Sarin topically to him, and he died a painful death hours later. (Years later, a British government investigation would verify this and award a large sum of money to his surviving family.) After witnessing this, Olson flew back to America, where he submitted his resignation. He wasn't administered LSD and jumped out of any window (his skull was bashed in and he was thrown out)! His son exhumed his body years later and the pathologist ruled murder! PERIOD! Jacobsen is a loser when it comes to the facts, just as she completely messed up her previous book with the nonsense ending of the Roswell incident - - absolutely and outrageously false! Don't have time to waste to invalidate everything she wrote, hopeful there's something factual? Jacobsen mentions that CIA doctors were on the staff of the former Chestnut Lodge sanitarium once located in Rockville Maryland - - the CIA had an entire wing of that sanitarium for their MK ULTRA program: a newspaper report verified an accident at the sanitarium's entrance, back in the 1970s, between CIA director Richard Helms and another vehicle. Helms claimed he was seeing a psychoanalyst there, when in actuality he was destroying their files before his upcoming testimony before congress! As an author, or as a reporter, I wouldn't trust anything Jacobsen writes!


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Jul 08, 2014
  • SEBoiko rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

once the Rhine River was crossed, the hunt for Nazi science became a free-for-all.

Jul 08, 2014
  • SEBoiko rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

As Nazi Germany blended industry, war making, and genocide, few corporations were as central a player as IG Farber.


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