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The Resource Operation Paperclip : the secret intelligence program that brought Nazi scientists to America, Annie Jacobsen

Operation Paperclip : the secret intelligence program that brought Nazi scientists to America, Annie Jacobsen

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Operation Paperclip : the secret intelligence program that brought Nazi scientists to America
Title
Operation Paperclip
Title remainder
the secret intelligence program that brought Nazi scientists to America
Statement of responsibility
Annie Jacobsen
Title variation
  • Operation Paper clip
  • Secret intelligence program that brought Nazi scientists to America
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Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"In the chaos following WWII, some of the greatest spoils of Germany's resources were the Third Reich's scientific minds. The U.S. government secretly decided that the value of these former Nazis' knowledge outweighed their crimes and began a covert operation code-named Paperclip to allow them to work in the U.S. without the public's full knowledge. Drawing on exclusive interviews with dozens of Paperclip family members, colleagues, and interrogators, and with access to German archival documents (including papers made available to her by direct descendants of the Third Reich's ranking members), files obtained through the Freedom of Information Act, and lost dossiers discovered at the National Archives and Harvard University, Annie Jacobsen follows more than a dozen German scientists through their postwar lives and into one of the most complex, nefarious, and jealously guarded government secrets of the 20th century." -- Book jacket
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
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Writing style
Biography type
collective biography
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10273477
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DLC
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Jacobsen, Annie
Dewey number
940.54/867308850943
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • plates
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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True
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  • World War, 1939-1945
  • Brain drain
  • Scientists
  • Scientists
  • Physicians
  • Nazis
  • War criminals
  • Intelligence service
  • Military research
  • German Americans
Target audience
adult
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the secret intelligence program to bring Nazi scientists to America
Label
Operation Paperclip : the secret intelligence program that brought Nazi scientists to America, Annie Jacobsen
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 537-560) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
The war and the weapons -- Destruction -- The hunters and the hunted -- Liberation -- 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 -- Downfall -- Truth serum -- In the dark shadows -- Limelight -- Legacy -- What lasts?
Control code
20150424
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
xii, 575 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9780316221047
Lccn
2013028255
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Other physical details
illustrations
Label
Operation Paperclip : the secret intelligence program that brought Nazi scientists to America, Annie Jacobsen
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 537-560) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
The war and the weapons -- Destruction -- The hunters and the hunted -- Liberation -- 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 -- Downfall -- Truth serum -- In the dark shadows -- Limelight -- Legacy -- What lasts?
Control code
20150424
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
xii, 575 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9780316221047
Lccn
2013028255
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Other physical details
illustrations

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