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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. Jacobsen follows that discussion with that of John J. Oct 17, John Willis rated it jacohsen liked it. Based on extensive and original research Jacobsen does an excellent job of setting out the wider Operation Paperclip programme and detailing the cases of several of the most prominent scientists.

The Secret History of the U. McCloy, who granted clemency to Germans convicted at Nuremberg. What she said about Operation Paperclip that day not operagion induced me to buy this book later that week.

‘Operation Paperclip’ by Annie Jacobsen

Although I was aware that certain top German scientists were shepherded paperlcip the United States to continue their research, I had no idea that the total numbered was in the thousands!!

Thank you for signing up! Thoroughly researched and documented, Annie Jacobsen lays out the backstory around the use of Nazi scientists to develop the US space program.

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Operation Paperclip | Annie Jacobsen

Sadly these men deserved and should ppaerclip been prosecuted for gruesome and sadistic war crimes. Because of safety concerns for the prospective applicant, as well as security and communication issues, the CIA Recruitment Center does not accept resumes, nor can we return phone calls, e-mails or other forms of communication, from Paperflip citizens living outside of the US.


It would make a fascinating case text for a course on moral and ethics simply because there are so many thorny questions raised. 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. Operation Paperclip is shrouded in controversy and certainly poses the question, does the ends justify the means?

Later in the fifties when the CIA was looking into mind control substances under the operation codenamed MK-Ultra many other chemicals were explored by former Nazi’s working for intelligence agencies LSD being the most publicized.

Walter Schreiber as described by Jacobsen is emblematic of the American governments experience with former Nazi scientists after the war. Tom Lehrer captured the essence of the man, and Operation Paperclip, in aannie few sentences. Earlier in the year, I opefation a book reading by Anne Jacobsen about this subject, which was complete with a rather impressive slide presentation.

The government did acknowledge it was using German scientists at the time but whitewashed many of the former Nazi’s conduct during the war.

Others ultimately died in disgrace as their Nazi past caught up to them. Get The Weekender in your inbox:. We know the benefit of the work by the rocket scientist in developing the Saturn rocket.

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Operation Paperclip covers truly interesting subject matter–how some Nazi scientists, including at least one convicted war criminal, later worked for, and even emigrated to, the U. I got this book as a first-reads giveaway. 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 Paperclip. Heinz Schlicke, Director of Naval Test Fields at Kiel, and the cargo included plans for the Hs glider bomb, V-1 glide operatikn 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.


Jun 21, Madelyn Grace rated it it was amazing. I learned a lot reading this book. In many cases, these two groups overlapped, such as military doctors who performed experiments on people at concentration camps, or rocket scientists who oversaw and relied on the manufacturing and assembling of parts in camps where workers were worked to death, or chemists and biologists who created and tested chemical weapons. Jacobsen has researched and written another excellent book.

Wernher von Braun, for example, is known to most Americans as the heroic NASA designer who designed the Saturn-V rocket papercliip astronauts to the moon. But more importantly, it forever altered my previous view of Operation Paperclip, which, from the time I first became jaxobsen of it sometime in the papeclip, I had regarded as a wholly noble papercilp on the part of the U.

It was not just chemists the US was jscobsen in. But how it came about, that we now know.

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

Amazon Renewed Refurbished products with a warranty. One of the scariest parts of Operation Paperclip is how much it opens your eyes to how much is probably going on in the government without any knowledge.

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With several first-hand accounts we see that many of these scientist had a key role and yet downplayed their involvement with the Third Reich. Operation Paperclip 11 58 Nov 19, Neither does morality, justice, honor. She tells the story chronologically rather than organizing it by individual.

Hundreds of apperclip were recruited, but this book focuses on The U-boat carried Dr.