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Feb 24, Sharon Richardson rated it it was amazing. Because of its scope and the introduction of so many characters, the narrative could have been improved if the author had focused on a shorter list than the 89 individuals profiled and maintained more topical continuity.
Yes, tensions with the Soviets were rising, and it is entirely possible that the US would have lost the space race were it not for the technology they gained through Operation Annif.
This book about a dark chapter in our history, is well written and thoroughly researched. Jan 22, Sachin N rated it really liked it.
She paoerclip a contributing editor to the Los Angeles Times Magazine from until Would you like to tell us about a lower price? 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. Open Preview See a Problem? Feb 16, Merritt Webb rated it really liked it.
Annie Jacobsen’s research is phenomenal.
Operation Paperclip: The Secret Intelligence Program that Brought Nazi Scientists to America
If you are like me, you will leave with a bad taste in your mouth. But then I am a history buff and a genealogist. Submit questions or comments online.
But how it came about, that we now know. During the push East, these units were often sent into harms way at the same time as infantry and armored units in order to seize critical infrastructure that likely held key personnel and technological advances. Shopbop Designer Fashion Brands. When Rickhey was arrested he was acquitted in jacobseen Dora-Nordhausen trial as the judges were military opration the future of the American missile program took precedence.
Operation Paperclip | Annie Jacobsen
However, this still leaves you with some questions. Whenever possible, the U. In the Nuremberg trials convicted many of the Nazi leadership for crimes against humanity.
The Secret History of the U. Not only did the Nazi scientists benefit from the cover up of their identities, they and heads of programs who oversaw their work for the U.
I loved this book, and I learned a lot! We subjected our own researchers to medical experiments without informed consent, subjected troops to radiation exposure and engaged in enhanced interrogation techniques all of which were jacobsej in this book.
Review of “Operation Paperclip’’ Annie Jacobsen – The Boston Globe
So what is my perspective on this? Heinz Schlicke, Director of Naval Test Fields at Kiel, and the cargo included plans for the Hs glider bomb, V-1 glide bomb forerunner to cruise missilesV-2 rocket forerunner to the SCUD missileMe fighter aircraft the first combat jet fighterlow observable submarine designs, and lead-lined boxes filled with 1, lbs. Earlier in the year, I attended a book reading by Anne Jacobsen about this subject, which was complete with a rather impressive slide presentation.
Even later in life when they could come clean and admit their wrong-doing they chose to try to save-face instead of showing remorse. I found it hard to put down. The underground factory constructing these missiles worked thousands more concentration camp prisoners to their deaths. There was a problem filtering reviews right now. The book certainly speaks of what went on in Operation Paperclip with distaste, but that’s honestly mostly because of the level of deception and underhandedness the program underwent.
Jan 14, Tony rated it liked it Shelves: They worked in concentration camps. We read every letter, fax, or e-mail we receive, and we will convey your comments to CIA officials outside OPA as appropriate.