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This is an important book to understand what compromises we made as a nation in order to advance many of our industries and our military. The Operatoin History of the U.

Tom Lehrer captured the essence of the man, and Operation Paperclip, in a few sentences. Was promised a hardcover but got a softcover but no complaints!

I would say no. Opedation story Jacobsen tells is important, well-researched, and thorough. DCI Richard Helms ordered much of the documentation destroyed, and the circumstances of his demise remain controversial to this day.

Operation Paperclip

What other items do customers buy after viewing this item? 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. Mar 04, B. 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.

Open Preview See a Problem? They may be joined by many of the prevaricating American government and military officials who hid their crimes with a paperclip Hoffman died in You can see that inhe had the basic plan thought out for the Space Shuttle. Intelligence in Public Literature Operation Paperclip: Schlicke, who claimed to be an electronic warfare expert, became a prisoner at Ft. Not mentioned in the second Disney program on YouTube, where the effects of space on man are talked about, was the Nazi medical experiments on unwilling prisoners who were killed in order to test the effects of high altitude.


Nevertheless, the book is a compelling work with interesting historical and personal revelations, for example:. The allies knew their quarry: Less well known is that 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.

There was a problem filtering reviews right now. The revelation that thousands of former Nazi scientists, doctors, and engineers were brought to the US and saved from standing trial for war crimes feels like something I should have known about.

It also shows the struggles of other Americans to make sure that war crimes were prosecuted and try to bring attention to the fact that some of those responsible were given citizenship and employment by the US government.

Only a handful stood trial for their crimes, often many years after the war, and most were given lenient sentences or clemency.

The British did, too, led by a spy commando named Ian Fleming. My guess is that many more readers would have been attracted to this important story if about or so pages of superfluous or unneeded material had been excised. Or, in the words of Jean Michel, the ability to take a stand against the monstrous distortion of history when it gives birth to false, foul and suspect myths?

This book is highly recommended to WWII buffs and historians who are looking for a complete and one-stop reference of Operation PaperClip.

Other subjects include, Dr. Fascinating read that will strip away the conventional and reveal the true power plays behind the curtain. The author described in detail the hunt for the Nazi secret chemical and biological warfare sites and the hunt for the scientist.

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 pzperclip US, where they were mollycoddled and well paid.


In every cases, it disguised from public scrutiny, lied about, or obscured their Nazi pasts, protected them from war crimes trials, and intervened to prevent a trial or a scientist’s ahnie when war crimes prosecutors were intent on ensuring that the barbarity of their acts was examined and cross-examined on the public record. Product details Audible Audiobook Listening Length: Jacobsen compiled extensive primary and secondary sources, duly annotated in over pages of notes and bibliography.

Operation Paperclip | Annie Jacobsen

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 as unsurpassed CBN power. The program started out with the intent of filtering out actual Nazi war-criminals and eventually devolved into letting in confirmed war criminals and inner-circle Nazis because of the edge they could give the US government.

I read this as an audio book downloaded from Audible. Oct 17, John Willis rated it really liked it. Ryan If they are old enough to comprehend atrocities and be bad affected by the subject We do not routinely respond to questions for which answers are found within this Web site. Along with the scientists, huge jacobesn of documents and rocket parts were shipped here. We recovered thousands of documents and couldn’t replicate the science, so we had to use jzcobsen Nazi perpetrators to develop our space program.

Unfortunately, Jacobsen’s account of these events is misguided and often frustrating. Read more Read less.