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Oct 17, John Willis rated it really liked it. Many helped win the conflict in the Pacific and, in time, the Cold War. But more importantly, it znnie altered my previous view of Operation Paperclip, which, from the time I first became aware of it sometime in the s, I had regarded as a wholly noble effort on the part of the U. There’s a problem loading this menu right now.

Some had prosperous new lives as successful engineers and businessmen. Whenever possible, the U. Some stood trial at Nuremberg. Operation Paperclip also had its extensions in Germany itself through “feeder programs” such as Artichoke in places like Camp King, where captured Soviet spies were interrogated.

View all 5 comments. The full story has remained elusive until now. This book traces the frantic search for the scientists and their work as WWII wound down, then the bureaucratic push and pull as paperclpi agencies struggled with the scientists fates as well as prosecuting others for war crimes.

Operation Paperclip | Annie Jacobsen

Jacobsen offers a detailed chronology of events related to Operation Paperclip. Her book is a detailed and highly readable account of the program.

The Secret History of the U. The only problem I had with paerclip work was that there was too much of it. Nov 02, Luke Theuma rated it it was amazing.

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Kindle Edition Verified Purchase. Should have followed each Nazi story individually instead of bouncing around from one to the next and making it nearly impossible to keep track of who is who. His journey to the United States and his final eviction in is a twisted voyage that brings to the surface the role of the Air Force, CIA and other agencies that did everything they could bureaucratically to allow him to remain in the United States so that we could employ his knowledge of Nazi and Soviet chemical experiments.


I think the answer is yes. A haunting, powerful, and well researched account of the monsters that helped the U. Fascinating read that will strip away the conventional and reveal the true power plays behind the curtain.

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

However, this still leaves you with some questions. It’s also a bit dis-heartening to know how far behind we were scientifically and that instead of taking their knowledge and learning from it to recreate the science, we used them instead. It did not matter that targets such as von Braun, himself a high-ranking SS officer, had initiated the use of slave workers, thousands of whom perished in underground tunnels.

And since the chapter on Project Artichoke and Bluebird and MKUltra is where things start to get interesting, you can tell which book aligned more with my interests.

Other German scientist worked in the area of aeronautical medicine, research into diabetes, neurological disease and also developing equipment.

Another interesting aspect was that the US is still trying to keep this secret despite the Second world war ending about 60 years ago. More than German scientist were secretly recruited to work for the United States. Walter Schreiber, and Dr. They may be joined by many of the prevaricating American government and military officials who hid Great insight to the “heroes” that were instrumental in establishing the United States as the world’s preiminent Air and Space power as well ajnie unsurpassed CBN power.


Also another member of my extended family was a rocket scientist in Berlin at the same company and was dragged off to Russia. I suspect but do not know, that had we not done what we did, when it came to the Cuban Missile Crisis our navy would have had to just wave and smile as the Russian fleet steamed past us on the way to Cuba. Preview — Operation Paperclip by Annie Jacobsen. Less well known is opreation another fellow German scientists, engineers, and technicians developed the Saturn V launch vehicle, or that the Launch Operations Center at Cape Canaveral, Florida, was headed by Kurt Debus, an ardent Nazi.

The scope of the project was so much larger than that. Arrestato e imprigionato a Norimberga, fu tra gli imputati del processo ai dottori. In some cases, those transported here and protected from their Nazi pasts engaged in what could only be called jacobsne and schemes of fraud. Feb 24, Sharon Richardson rated it it was amazing. In all 1, German scientists were targeted, many of whom were ardent Nazis and were involved in crimes that led to the death of thousands of people, with over moving to take up positions in the US, where they were mollycoddled and well paid.

This book is not for everyone, one needs to be in the mind space for a history lesson. Frank Olson, a US Army biological weapons researcher, was given the drug LSD without his knowledge, leading to his death by leaping from a building. This book is an amazing dive into this program, and unfortunately, I doubt we will ever know the true depth of annie program as many of the documents were destroyed or misplaced.